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177: "Have a little bit of 'you time,' and focus on yourself instead of just being all business." Tracey S. Richburg's Creative Journey of Planning, Preparing, and Pivoting
Episode 2618th December 2023 • Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth • Jen Amos
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177: "Have a little bit of 'you time,' and focus on yourself instead of just being all business." Tracey S. Richburg's Creative Journey of Planning, Preparing, and Pivoting

Has a personal health challenge ever led you to discover and pursue a creative passion? For Resin8 Art Savannah Owner Tracey S. Richburg, it certainly has.

Jen Amos listens to Tracey S. Richburg share her story as an Army Veteran, a Pittsburgh Steeler fan, and how she started a resin art business. What began as a hobby to aid her recovery from radiation treatments turned into a full-fledged business. She credits her time as a 2021 Service2CEO Graduate of The Rosie Network to making this possible.

Tracey creates and sells resin art items like ornaments, cutting boards, and clocks. She works from her home studio during the week and participates in vendor events on weekends. She has built a customer base at local stores and has learned to plan ahead, prepare inventory in advance, budget, and take breaks to avoid burnout. Listen to Tracey's story of turning a hobby into a business, the importance of adaptability, and the balance between increasing sales and taking care of personal needs!

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