Published on January 20th, 2013 | by Priti Ambani1
Tips from an Eco-Entrepreneur: Create an Escape Plan
Our first hangout with Becky Striepe (owner at Glue & Glitter and author – 40 Days of Green Smoothies) was great. Jeff McIntire Strasburg of Sustainablog joined us to chat with Becky about how she quit her corporate job to do what she loves- crafting, cooking and writing.
Watch the entire hangout here-
Some great tips that Becky gave budding eco-entrepreneurs-
- Hatch an escape plan: You know you want to quit your job and pursue your passion, give it some thought and think about a financial backup plan to pay the bills while you are building your business.
- D-I-Y: Becky is a big fan of learning and doing it yourself and has taught herself the many nuances of running a business. Ask your friends and family for help on the way (Becky’s sister is an accountant!)
- Have a balanced work-life equation: It is easy to get sucked up into your startup, but Becky says she works 9-to-5 and shuts shop when her husband comes home.