The FEARLESS: 3 Entrepreneurs Who Didn't Let Fear Stop Them
In this issue of Smart Hustle Magazine we are proudly highlighting small business entrepreneurs who looked fear in the face and instead of letting it stop them, took the leap! They ignored the naysayers and skeptics and threw caution to the wind to start their own businesses. Here are their stories and their advice to others who might be paralyzed by fear.
Founder of Ye Olde Tavern Tours
In the spring of 2013, Brooke Barbier started her business, Ye Old Tavern Tours to keep herself engaged with two of her passions – Boston and its history.
Brooke's advice to other small business entrepreneurs:
"Start lean. If you have a dream or an idea, find a way to start the business with a minimum amount of capital or risk. Continue to improve the product or service to ensure it is something that the market wants and that you actually like doing it. Once you have proof of concept, you'll feel more confident investing more time and money into it. Confidence in your product or service will make it so much easier to act fearlessly!"
One of Brooke’s biggest lessons along the way was learning that you don’t need to have all the answers when you start – she certainly didn't. By enjoying what she was doing and by listening to what her customers had to say, she was able to figure out what she needed to along the way.