What Inspired To Start Two Awesome Businesses

As you may or may not already know, I am a massive business geek and have launched a couple of businesses in the last 3 years + have helped many others develop their ideas into a business. I was never really a business head, until about 3 years ago when I used to spend endless hours scrolling through Instagram and got an idea or 2, or 10 maybe haha. I just don't really have the time or finances to explore all of my business ideas, but you can see a blog I wrote about (10 business ideas I wish I could pursue right now). 

I remember really well following an active wear brand called DonaJo which so happened to have been founded by someone like me. Someone who happened to have a passion for an active lifestyle and decided to launch her own business. I found that super inspiring and remember I started seeing printed leggings everywhere from that point on. So I thought to myself, what would it take for me to do the same? That was a very important question for me at the time, as that then led me on to researching the idea and then finally launching a business in less than a year which ended up being my active and lifestyle wear brand called My Mantra Active

printed eco leggings


A little while later, also from endless scrolling on Instagram I got inspired to look into the potential of starting a business that combined all of my passions together; fitness, travel, adventure, freedom. With a little more research and some blind faith, myself and my life/business partner Adam have launched our 2nd business New Horizon Escapes. This little business has slowly grown into 8 adventure & fitness retreats in 2018 and still growing. We are working with awesome Instagram famous coaches like @zannavandijk @shona_vertue @thestrengthtemple etc. 

fitness retreat in Thailand


So you have probably figured it out for yourselves. Find a passion and follow it through. Make sure to do your homework and ask a lot of questions before you then finally commit to starting a business. Instagram for me is the go to platform for inspiration but so is Pinterest. I'm a very visual person and seeing other brands killing it on the internet inspires me a lot. You don't need to reinvent the wheel when you start a new business. You can use the same business concept that already exists out there, all you have to do is put your own personality so you make it a little more unique. 

Are you inspired to start a business? Have you already got an idea? Comment below, would love to hear from you :)

In the mean time feel free to drop me a message at ina@newhorizonescapes.com

epic views on koh samui island
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