How did you get started with your craft/art?
I started out working in a photo lab as a teenager, and really grew fond of pictures. Which then turned me onto taking my own. It only seemed logical to add graphic design to the mix.
What prompted you to set up a home-based business?
I just said, “What the heck, why not just give it a try. What’s the worst that could happen? Nobody’d buy?” and now the income I make from this little business actually helps me renovate my fixer-upper home.
What part of your craft is your favorite?
I love designing. Ideas just pop out of nowhere and I get so excited to start working on them.
How have you changed since starting your business? How has this impacted your craft?
My politics have actually changed. I have to think about what’s best for the business (and in turn best for me financially) when deciding on who to vote for.
What is the most challenging aspect of running your business?
Staying organized. People tell me I’m organized, but boy, I sure don’t feel like it. My work space has pictures and paper EVERYWHERE.
How did you come up with your shop name?
It’s my initials BB for Beth Blonski
Where do you see yourself in five years? Where do you see your business?
I hope to have at least one little bundle of love, and work completely from home in 5 years.
How do you keep a balance between home and business responsibilities?
Yikes, so hard. I literally have to schedule time into my calendar for it all.
If you could give one piece of advice to others who are just getting started with their businesses, what would it be?
Patience patience patience…. You’re not going to sell everything over night. It takes time to build a business since there is just so much that goes into it, so don’t get discouraged and quit right away.
Can you give us some links to be able to follow you?
Twitter name: bblonskidesigns