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#marchmeetthemakerLearning Curve | #MARCHMEETTHEMAKER | PART 05

Learning Curve | #MARCHMEETTHEMAKER | PART 05

For the #marchmeetthemaker daily challenge prompt “learning curve” I almost don’t even know where to begin. Every day is a learning curve ?

Let’s go back to 2016.

Before launching Ingrini, I explored what felt like hundreds of different ideas and mediums. It took 3 years before I even came close to the idea of jewellery. Would you believe me if I told you that slime lead me to jewellery?
Oh yes, you read correctly.

When we moved to The Netherlands I struggled to find work in the graphic design industry. At the time, I also felt I had made no concrete progress with petals. All of a sudden, slime making took over the internet and after seeing how successful artisans were creating it into flourishing businesses, I felt inspired and thought that it would be easy (FYI, it wasn’t) and a temporary quick solution to contributing financially to my petal journey. I started investigating suppliers and low and behold, one of the suppliers sold jewellery parts – then I had my light bulb moment.

With the help of my fiance, Ingrini was started with a 50 euro purchase. From there I had to learn:

  • how to start and register a business in The Netherlands
  • how and what VAT and Tax is
  • that not all petals can be pressed
  • how to use and types of resin
  • maintaining a website
  • couriers
  • social media (btw, still learning)
  • and the list goes on…

While Ingrini thrives on sunshine and roses, there are sometimes rainy days too. One of the most important, toughest and ongoing learning curve when starting a small business is perseverance. Persevere. Persevere. Persevere.

 

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owner, Claudia Jones