Issue 164 - 06 | Finding the Magic in “Tiny” Business

By Sharon Rowe
Published May 16, 2018 2:00 p.m.
“Maybe you have an idea, either brewing or formed. Maybe you’re tired of selling little bits of yourself in order to buy lattes and avocado toast, or maybe, what you’re doing isn’t quite enough to pay the rent. Maybe you want to use your voice to make an impact, to 'create the change you want to see in the world.' Whatever your motivation, if you are ready to start something new, bring a new idea to life in the open market or challenge an existing idea, you are starting your entrepreneurial journey.

Maybe you’ve learned some things in school or picked them up on the street. Maybe you’re totally green and all you have is your enthusiasm. This is the day when, as Seth Godin says, you decide to 'pick yourself' and put your eggs in your own basket to proceed. Most people will say you have to 'go big or go home,' but why not 'go tiny' and be able to go home when you want?”

About Sharon Rowe | Sharon Rowe is the founder and CEO of Eco-Bags Products (a certified BCorp), which grew to become a $2.2 million business. Featured in TIME magazine and in the indie film Bag It, Rowe has been the recipient of several awards, including the Business Council of Westchester’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Enterprising Woman of the Year, and the Women’s Enterprise Development Center’s Lilian Vernon Award. She is a member of the Social Venture Network and Women President’s Organization.

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