Your Business…Thinking Outside Your Hometown – Humboldt County CA.

Posted on October 25, 2008. Filed under: Community | Tags: , , |

Your Business…Thinking Outside Your Hometown – Humboldt County CA.

When I first started thinking about creating my own business or expanding my business skills my husband told me,  “Jessica, you have to think outside of Humboldt County.”

Well the funny thing is, our guest speaker, world acclaimed entrepreneur and business columnist, Rhonda Abrams spoke to an audience of eager women entrepreneurs today to do just that.  You have to grow your business and think beyond your hometown.  The event was called “Leap..Taking Your Business to the Next Level hosted by Women Entrepreneurs Institute (WEI), an educational summit for local women business owners and those aspiring to be.

I agree with Rhonda.  There are many people out there who believe that in order to succeed, they need to live in a city.  There are many who feel that in order for our community to survive we need to encourage medium or large businesses
(ie: manufacturing, heavy and light industrial) to relocate to Humboldt in order to create more jobs for the folks that currently live in our area.     To a degree that may be true, but who says you can’t build a business that caters to out of the area consumers?  Who says you can’t grow that business to a stage where you will need to hire at least 10 local employees?  Rhonda believes we can.  After listening to Rhonda speak about branding and finding your niche and marketing to the correct target audience, I believe it’s possible too.

There are several local business owners who have built an incredibly successful business that goes well beyond Humboldt County, yet their base is here.  We have Holly Yashi, Cypress Grove (Humboldt Fog – world famous goat cheese), Yakima (grew and sold to Watermark and relocated to Oregon), Kokatat, and Jessicurl, just to name a few.

Thankfully our community is working together to make Humboldt County more accessible via the Internet, interstate, and through air travel.  So get out there are come up with a fabulous business plan and start growing your business today, beyond your hometown.

Copyright 2008 Jessica Bigger.  All Rights Reserved.  *Your Business…Thinking Outside Your Hometown – Humboldt County CA.*


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