But really. There is no better support than family, or at least those people who we are close to and know will support us unconditionally. In my case, this person is my mom. I remember calling her in the spring semester of my sophomore year in college and telling her I wanted to start a business and I wanted her to be my seamstress. I don't really remember her exact reaction and I'm not even sure what we agreed upon. All I know is that at the time, I knew that if I wanted to sell any backpacks while I was in school, I needed a way to make them. But at the time, I had no idea how that could happen in my dorm room without a sewing machine. What I did know was that my mom was an excellent sewer - much better than me. She was constantly sewing over the years - she'd made everything from dresses and skirts for my sisters and me, jackets for herself, tote bags for friends, equipment cases for my dad - you name it, she has sewn it. Anyways, when I called her, I don't think she was that surprised. I had mentioned that before that my friends had asked me for one of my backpacks and being the opportunity seeker that I am, I don't think she was surprised that I had concluded I should start a business.