HUNTINGTON – Starting your own business can be a daunting thing. For Charice Lindsey, it took three attempts to get off the ground.
She is now operating her business, Life Seeds LLC, out of Unlimited Future Inc., a local small business incubator that has been in existence since 1997.
“I’ve been thinking about my business for eight to 10 years,” Lindsey said. “Every time I started, I stopped. It was too much. The third time, everything was much easier. It’s just an awesome feeling to walk through the door and know it’s your business and the sky is the limit.”
Lindsey is the newest occupant at Unlimited Future. Since its inception, the incubator has helped launch more than 150 small businesses in the Tri-State, creating more than 300 jobs in the process.
It currently houses about seven businesses and has room for more, said executive director Gail Patton.
On Tuesday morning, Unlimited Future’s conference room was the setting for a roundtable discussion among business leaders and elected officials set up by Huntington Mayor Steve Williams on the importance of small-business development and having access to all the agencies that can help those businesses start up.