It takes hard work, dedication and sometimes good old fashion luck to build a strong, profitable business. One of the best pieces of advice for entrepreneurs and emerging business owners is to get smart insights from people who have been there before.

See what Cara Carver of Celebration of Life Funeral Services has to say on how she keeps her business growing. 

What's the best advice you ever received?

To be patient in your entrepreneurship journey. You are not ahead of schedule. You are not behind schedule. You are exactly where you are to be at this very moment.


What do you wish you knew when you started your business?

That it really does take time to build your brand and name, some much much longer than others.


What's your best time management hack?

Remove or close yourself off from the surroundings and environments that do not allow you to stay on task. (Also promise yourself a treat for staying on task and completing it! lol But don't pay off unless you really did it)


Any other advice or tips you'd like to share?

Be patient, always be open to new opportunities, accept assistance and help when offered (don't try to be Superman or woman), and have faith that you will be successful!

We've asked business owners from across the city to share some of their best advice on starting and growing their small business. Want to learn more insights from other Chamber members? Follow the hashtag #MemberAdvice on our social media channels and read more here on our blog.