Want To Start A Business? with Kristina

It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since the world’s first kikki.K boutique opened. On my kikki.K journey, I’ve learnt so much from other inspiring people and really wouldn’t be where I am without seeking out the wisdom of others and asking questions every step of the way. That’s why I’m thrilled to be able to introduce a book of my own as part of our Life Is For Questions Collection. With Want To Start A Business? I hope to pass on some of my learnings, experiences and tips to help inspire other people looking to start a business of their own.

We’ve been asking our inspiring authors from the collection to share their answers to a few questions so you can get to know a little more about them, so I thought I would share mine too. I hope Want To Start A Business? encourages all the budding entrepreneurs out there to take the first step towards their dream business.

Kristina Karlsson

What made you decide to open your own business?

Growing up on a small farm in Sweden, I dreamed of one day travelling the world and doing something truly meaningful; something I loved. I felt a little lost, and very restless, but with a little guidance from my partner, one night I wrote down what was important to me. This became my 3am list. I wanted to do something that made me look forward to driving to work on a Monday morning. Something really special that would keep me feeling connected to my friends and family in Sweden.

As I was getting ready to set up a business of my own, I realised that I couldn’t find the beautiful stationery I would need for my home office. That’s when I realised that I’d found my idea – and kikki.K was born.

Be inspired to start your own business with these tips by Kristina Karlsson

What’s one question you ask yourself every day?

Every day I ask myself how I can improve my life. It can be anything from health and exercise to systemise how I do things, being more productive to saving time to be more mindful. I try to read at least 30 minutes every day. I learn so much from wisdom of others and am always super inspired to try new things to improve my life. I love learning.

What does success look like to you?

Following your passion is the biggest success that I can imagine. I always refer back to my 3am list to remind myself why I started. Creating and sharing beautiful things makes me so happy and I’m incredibly excited to share the joy of kikki.K with people all over the world. It’s what gets me out of bed and excited to create, every single day. I’m living my dream.

What’s one stationery item you can’t live without?

My kikki.K Planner is my absolute stationery essential and I’d feel lost without it. It’s where I keep all of my notes, reminders and to do lists. I keep it on my desk so I can reference everything I need all on one place.

Discover Kristina’s Book Want To Start A Business? here.

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