One of the most common questions I get when mixing and mingling with other biz minded ladies is: "how did you start your company?" Though a seemingly simple query, this question really could not be more complicated for me. Oh how I wish I could say: "well, I did this, that and this followed by a large dose of that and, voila! My company was born." The truth is, I just sort of did it--not very glamorous, I know, but its the truth. I did not have a finely tuned gameplan, a sharp business advisor directing me or a step-by-step to-do list. I did, however, have the advantage of more than a few helpful peeps along the way who shared advice, experiences, opinions and outlooks based on their own trials and tribulations and that really was truly invaluable for me.
So, I was super psyched to see that our good friend i *heart* paper started a new paper-focused community called The Inspiration Board to help others who are on the same path. While the board will hone in on a number of paper specific issues, it seems like a good deal of info will be useful for all sorts of other peeps, so you should definitely hop on over, register and start posting!