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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Ro

When people told me that I couldn't hold my own as a small business

“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” -Madeline Albright

When I first decided to start designing on my own, I was met with:

“Are you sure you know what you’re doing?”

“I don’t think you know how hard it is to start a business.”

“Are you sure you can do it?”

I listened to them and I gave up.

Two years later, I started it up again.

“Oh, you’re just doing that on the side?”

“That’s a cool hobby.”

I gave up again.

Three years later, I started it once more. But this time, I kept quiet. I hustled HARD in silence. I let very few people into that part of my life and I built my business on nights and weekends.

Fast forward to now, we launched our second division this year. I work for myself full-time and I have three incredible teammates.

You know what I still get?

“Do you think you will go back to a real job when your kids go back to school?”

No matter what... you will get people who don’t understand, people who meet you with resistance, and people who don’t take you seriously. Let them, while you write that paycheck to yourself and sign off on your own vacation request.


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