An Introductory Post

My journey in business has brought me to here: an entrepreneur who currently operates a website that trains women ( and a few men ) to become professionals in childbirth and labor support.

I spend most of my days presently in code development on plugins for WordPress Multisite to achieve the objectives of our business. My wife and a small team of trainers runs the education side of the business. We’re not exactly solvent in our business yet, but we hope to be there soon.

Our current business launched in the fall of 2011. I’ve been on board officially since January 2013, when I hung up my freelancer cap. I’m told that most small businesses fail within their first year. Few survive past year five. We’re pushing 7 years. I would almost never recommend our particular course of action to get this point, but this is how we got here, so I don’t know if there is any other way.

My thoughts revolve through three realms of influence:

  1. Entrepreneurship itself
  2. code development
  3. e-learning or online education. 

Since our decision to move our entire business environment into WordPress Multisites, I’ve felt that I’ve entered into a realm that is much less documented — something of uncharted, unexplored digital territory. I hope to document some of my explorations and finding here.

E-learning and online education is perhaps the least understood aspect of my work. If I wax long on anything related to the topic here, it would be more in self-discovery.

Finally, Entrepreneurship is at the core of my being. Yet, I am a serial, failed entrepreneur. By failed, let me qualify that as having failed to make a financial profit at most every venture that I’ve engaged in. Some of have paid the bills for a moment or two. Yet lessons have been learned. Too much money has been spent on professional services, business coaching, and legal fees. My hope is still intact. Everyday, I wake up still trying to make something work! Deep down inside, I know that eventually it will.

Ultimately this is a journey of faith. To look back on the steps, paths, and years traveled in pursuit of a dream is to look at my personal relationship/journey with the Divine. This is a record of the trust and labor that I have invested into that relationship.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Published by Brent Leavitt

Dad, Granddad, Co-owner at New Beginnings Childbirth Services, and a Social Entrepreneur.