Bootstrapping a creative and independent business is hard work, and certainly not for the faint of heart. It takes resourcefulness, patience, and an endless supply of motivation. There are times when it gets really tough – trying to do so much with so little. But there are other times where you see it all paying off. When you can step back and look at this unique thing you’ve built, and see all of the people that benefit from it.
These are the feelings that our 500,000 artists go through every day, but also the 24 of us here at Big Cartel. Because, like you, we are independent. We are self-funded. We are selling a handmade product. We are doing it the hard way. And we love it. We couldn’t imagine doing anything else. So from everyone here making the tools, to all of you out there using them every day, thank you for helping us reach another birthday.