A place to grow
July 7th, 2012
Business ownership is not for everyone. It’s stressful. It’s demanding. It’s exhausting. I can’t imagine putting myself through the effort of entrepreneurship if I wasn’t absolutely in love with the work I do every day.
For two and a half years, my (amazing) business partners and I have operated Rampant Creative Group as a home-based business; meetings have been held in living rooms, coffee shops, borrowed spaces, and over Skype. Working at home was a great, inexpensive way to start, but we have discovered that our growth simply wasn’t sustainable in a home-based environment. Specifically, a work/life balance had become nearly impossible to achieve, and the possibility of interns and employees seemed unrealistic.
This summer, however, we were presented with a very positive predicament: we lined up both an intern and a large enough account to require an additional developer. As fate would have it, we quickly learned of an affordable rental space in Maplewood — an area we have become deeply involved in, and had been hoping to occupy. We got the ball rolling, and today we signed the lease.
We now have a place to work, to grow, to meet, to create, to collaborate, to learn, and to celebrate. We have an office.
Today was a wonderful reminder of why the effort is worth it. Today, I couldn’t be more proud to be a business owner.