I recently shared a train commute with my friend, Geoff, who founded P'unk Ave, Indy Hall, and other crazy-amazing Philadelphia projects. We caught up and swapped small business stories (Rooted being much smaller than most of Geoff's projects!). I shared my desire for a small business mentor to help with some infrastructure. Geoff said, "You have to meet my friend Amy. She co-founded Headlong Dance Theater, offers financial literacy to artists, and lives in a geodesic dome in South Jersey."
If you were to ask me to describe my ideal bookkeeper/accountant/business mentor, I GUARANTEE you that contemporary dance and geodesic-dome dweller would be featured in the description.
I've since met with Amy, developed a companionable barter for her services, and am generally exhaling much more freely. Of course, when it rains it pours. I've also found a multitude of resources for small businesses.
Thankfully, Rooted Landscaping is super healthy. And in large part due to this dynamic community, it's only getting stronger!