A Vision Called Solgave

About 6 and a half years ago, an idea for my first original brand was developed during a honeymoon phase of the marriage that recently ended.  A very altruistic, and loose concept with a powerful end vision tied to healing of the human spirit, the wheels were set in motion powerfully right out of the gates.  After helping to navigate 3 Arkansas startups in the retail world, I was hungry to develop my own brand.

After gaining a lot of traction, hitting some important goals, and winning some local awards, that dream got put on hold and tested in ways I can hardly express in writing.  We moved across the world twice as a family, I moved across the world 8 times.

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A baby was born, animals were shipped, and what was sometimes seen as a family vision, lay in wait as the idea or set of principals it was always destined to be.

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I want to use this weekly spot to explore what entrepreneurs go through to make a dream work.  It takes sacrifice, hustle, and a clear vision far out that nobody else is gonna see.  We gotta be willing to do the things nobody else will for a few years to get a life everyone else wishes they had.

From the fjord that borders Sweden and Norway, to the launch of Solgave Animal Solutions and The Common Thread in Fayetteville, Arkansas; Solgave has its final chance to become something more than an idea and passion in my mind.

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The legal papers were signed last month to get back the animal care company we founded in 2012 and I handed off late 2015.  I’ll need to gain back one customer at a time while doing side work of all types to get my early bills paid.

You may wonder why am I having to start over if we had made that much forward progress?  Good question.

If you subscribe to this weekly blog, you’ll find out along the way.

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