What motivates someone to take the huge risk of starting a business? I have great admiration for business owners. As I have mentioned before, it takes a lot of courage and drive to create a business.
The first step in creating a business is to have a vision. There may be some successful businesses that have happened by chance, but I doubt this can happen very often.
The vision for a business becomes an idea that moves forward into a tangible process for making something happen. Some people have a vision for the entire business, and some people begin with a concept that becomes more detailed as the vision expands.
The latest story in the Business Spotlight for Whidbeylocal.com, is a great example: Dancing Fish Vineyards: A unique destination on Whidbey Island that will dazzle your senses .
Brad and Nancy Thompson moved from California to Whidbey Island with an idea to retire, but then they had a vision to create something special and purchased the 6-1/2 acres in Freeland. They have remodeled and created a beautiful Farmhouse for overnight stays, a barn that is a venue for many kinds of events, a tasting room for tasting wines that have a Dancing Fish Vineyards label, and they have planted vineyards that will soon be producing grapes for their own wines.
The vision of the Thompsons seems well on its way to becoming a successful business, as well as an iconic Whidbey destination.