Small Business Week 2014: Stir Crazy Family Fun Centre
Owner(s): Michelle Benson
Years in business: 4
Why did you start your own business?
"Stir Crazy was definitely born from joy and passion. I know “passion” has become an overused buzz word these days but I use it with the upmost sincerity here. As a mother of four I LOVED planning parties, playing and crafting with my young children. In 2008 I started a home based business called Kidz Cakez & Facez which specialized in face painting and custom cake decorating. I ran that business successfully for 2 years and learned a lot from the experience. When my husband’s career took an unexpected turn in 2009 we decided to pursue my dream and take my business to the next level. July 23, 2010 we opened Stir Crazy to the public and now here we are more than 4 years later still learning, growing and enjoying the ride."
What do you love most about being an entrepreneur?
"I love many things about being an entrepreneur but I would have to say what I love most is the challenge. It is not easy creating and running your own business. While Stir Crazy was born from passion there are still tasks needing attention that fail to scream “passion” or even whisper it. For example un-plugging toilets, preparing taxes, paying GST and so on are not at the top my passion list or even on it. Still if one wants to be an entrepreneur one must find a way to love it ALL or at the very least stay motivated because no one is going to pick up the pieces or get it all done for you. That said when you do it all, when you find a way to get through every day through all the ups and all the downs and all the challenges it is beyond empowering. There is no other feeling like being an entrepreneur and mastering the challenges. It is very rewarding."
5 things unique about your business?
Stir Crazy is definitely UNIQUE!
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