To pivot or to persevere? Or more bluntly – to give up or to not to give up? This is a haunting question, a question that has ramifications far after an answer has been chosen and it’s also a question that almost everyone in our community has had to face at one time or another. How do you know when to give up and when to keep trying?

Roderick Wash | Photographer

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Claire Coleman | Owner, CC Creative | Digital Marketing & Design

As every entrepreneur is aware, owning your own business is by no means the easy route and I think most would admit to considering giving up at one point or another. Read more>>

Lydia Fife | Sportswear Business Owner & Model

With any startup business, it will always be a much harder road than you might expect, despite the resources available to you. What keeps me going is the vision. You have to develop such a strong vision that giving up is not an option, because no matter how hard it gets, you only fail when you give up. Read more>>

 Jaya Amoako-Agyei | CEO, Creative Director, & Designer of LOVELY by Jaya Knicole

At one point I did give up because I was overworked and it became hard to balance. However I decided to reopen because my shop is something I’m really passionate about. So I changed my strategy on how to run it, like having limited stock, making my products more exclusive. Read more>>

Kimberly Schneider | Visual Artist/Educator/Master Printer – specializing in true infrared film, experimental photograms, and spiritual landscapes

That’s an interesting question. For me personally, as a Visual Artist/Educator/Master Printer, who fell into analog photography by way of philosophy (a lifetime ago), silver gelatin printing is actually kind of a physical need, so I will never give up as long as I can afford to keep my darkroom. That said, I also happen to have a covid-born darkroom-based business, which I actually just got back during covid… Read more>>