Hello there Fischarper readers! I recently shared a little about the FIscharper business on one of the About pages, so thought I'd also post it over here on the blog. Enjoy!
Ethics. Not just a class in college, but also a big reason that I enjoy running a business. As managing member of Fischarper, LLC, I have the responsibility & freedom to make the majority of business decisions. This includes marketing techniques, origin of products, language in blog posts, & more. (I’m definitely not saying I’m perfect!) Maybe this makes me sound like a bit of a control freak, but I’m choosing to look at it as passionate.
Running my business, I have the freedom to experiment and improve my business without the steps I’d need to go through in a big company. There’s also the added bonus/struggle of flexible hours!
So how did I end up doing this? I had a childhood dream to be a harpist, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t initially set out to run a business. Of course, the entrepreneurial boom that came with social media & easy internet access hadn’t happened yet (anybody else remember dial-up?). I’ve had multiple career aspirations, including (but not limited to): the queen (yes, I wanted to be the queen), college professor, & music teacher in an underprivileged area. I’m not totally sure how I ended up running a music biz, but it sure is cool!
The name Fischarper? I thought it was a combo of my last name, “Fischer” & “harper” (a harper is someone who plays a pedal-free harp), but apparently she just put the word “harp” in our last name. It was my mom’s 1st email address & she used the name for some of her business pursuits (like Making Harp Lessons Exciting For Young Children). Speaking of my mom, she is a lot of help with the business, & contributes a lot to the Fischarper TpT store. I “inherited” the name & now Fischarper is an LLC!
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Welcome to the blog! I'm Barbara, and I work as a freelance harpist and private music educator. You can read my bio here. On the blog, you can find posts about various aspects of this career path, especially teaching and crafty stuff. Thank you for stopping by! I'd love to hear from you in the comments or on social media. And don't forget to subscribe to the email list for updates!
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