Thank you Bakers Crush, I have been working on mine for over a year. I have put off working on it for other people by helping them grow there businesses. I have been a loyal work alcoholic. I get into my artistic zone and there is no stopping me. But they have let other employees (that are haters) steal my joy out of jealousy. I'm not bragging on myself but I love what I do and it shows. While in school my work had been sabotaged or just straight stolen from me. I got past all that and took a few people with me to try to get our businesses off the ground. That is not working either.
One job hired me when I started school in 2008. I had to make a cake right there on the spot during the interview. It was butt ugly and I said so. Every one busted out laughing because it was true. The owner gave me a chance because she said I had heart and she could see my potential. I respected her for that. Long story short in 8 months I surpassed the other employees and they hated me. I love her to this day but her business is failing because her employees are bitter and only give enough of themselves to earn a paycheck.
At my last job same thing, jealousy. They were talking bad about the owner behind her back for giving me keys to the business after working there for one week. She was a lawyer by trade and happened upon the cupcake business because she liked baking on the side. Word got around and she put that on the back burner to do her cupcake business full time. I helped her set up accounts with major suppliers to save her money because she didn't have a clue and tried to help her formulate her recipes. She trusted my judgment and gave me the artistic freedom to do whatever I wanted to do. It was a match made in heaven. But after watching her staff waste product (throw her money down the drain) and take risks with perishable ingredients that jeopardized the public's health, it was to much for me. When I brought it to her attention she took their side so I quit.
In a nut shell If I was willing to work that hard for the integrity of someone else's business, why not do it for myself. I love what I do, I love the craft. I know I have a God given talent and I want to take it to the next level, which is having my own business.
I know it's going to be hard and there are a lot of risks involved (believe me I know, my first business failed) but it's a chance I'm willing to take.