I have not been posting for the past six months because I have been on an “Entrepreneurial Sabbatical”.
Over the years, my practice as a business attorney has grown and provided many great opportunities to help clients solve business problems. But like all businesses, there comes a time to recharge and strategically re-connect with the rapidly changing business world.
To advise clients effectively, I need to be up to date on BOTH the changes in the law, and the real world challenges that business owners’ face.
My first hand experience as a business owner has always served me well. It has been eighteen years since I co-founded my first company – Tables to Teapots in Acton. That company is still going strong. I just met the third owner, and was delighted to see that many of the systems we implemented are still being used successfully.
So, I decided to do it again. This time around, it’s a dog daycare and pet themed retail shop.
It’s designed to solve a problem that I personally experience of finding a good place for my dogs to go – for exercise, training and overnights, and for quality gifts for my friends who have pets. My business partner, Karen Newsham, has been in the home pet sitting business for years and we decided to join forces.
Here’s the announcement of our opening.
Please check us out on-line at www.country-dogs.com or stop by if you are in the Bolton, Ma area.
In conclusion, my “entrepreneurial sabbatical” has recharged my batteries. I have an updated perspective on the real challenges that business owners face and can advise clients based on my first-hand experience in finding practical solutions.
In upcoming blog posts, I will share more detailed stories from the start up and our creative approach to problem solving.