Life as an Entreprenette®
When I launched my first handbag business I had plenty of things: Passion. Determination. Excitement.
The one thing I did not have is a mentor.
I had to make many mistakes (sometimes multiple times and at great financial and personal costs) to learn what I now take for granted in my everyday business.
I believe deep down that YOU don’t have to experience these mistakes yourself to learn from them.
I created Entreprenette for one reason: To share my hard-learned, hard-earned knowledge with women entrepreneurs to help them tap into their inspiration and realize their dreams. I help my clients avoid the mistakes, missteps, and pitfalls associated with creating and launching a business.
I feel so strongly about how much my knowledge can change your life and help you achieve the fulfilled vision you have for yourself that I want to teach you how to do it, too.There's nothing like taking an idea that's been swirling around in your head (possibly for years) and watching it come to life before your eyes.
There are so many moving pieces to creating a business and a knowledgeable mentor can save you time and money. Details like how to use social media to build your client database to big tips like trade-marking your own name (something that can come in handy when partnering with investors) and knowing what to do (and how to do it) can prove invaluable.
My goal is to make your life easier. And of course to help you create a smarter, sleeker business that makes you the money you not only want, but deserve.
Are you an Entreprenette?
Whether or not you’ve said it aloud, these may be some of the questions running through that Entreprenette mind of yours:
- Do I want to be my own boss?
- Do I want to see my product on the shelves of stores?
- Do I want to feel proud when I make a sale?
- Do I want to see my product in magazines?
- Do I want to get my products into the hands of celebrities?
And do you feel like the only missing pieces of the puzzle are the know-hows, a little bit of handholding and someone to guide you through this process?
If so, you’re in the right place.
I’ll be honest. Not everyone has it in them to start their own business.Some of you may not want to work the demanding life of an entrepreneur. Perhaps you believe that being in business for yourself can’t be fun. If that’s the case, you probably won’t enjoy life as an Entreprenette.
Here’s what I’ve learned since becoming an Entreprenette:Having your own business is as much about creating a life as it is about making a living. It takes courage, passion and commitment to decide to become an Entreprenette. From the relatively safe cocoon of the corporate world where paychecks arrive regularly, you will be venturing into the unchartered world of being your own boss. Manufacturing is one of the most challenging (and REWARDING) things you will ever do.
What does it take to be an Entreprenette?
The most important part of being an Entreprenette is being faithful to your vision. You have to believe in your "idea" more than anyone else. You have to eat, drink and breathe your business.You have to be passionate and put yourself out there.You must be willing to do the research and learn the steps to be successful.
Becoming an Entreprenette is life changing.Once you launch a business you will see everything with new eyes.
What else can you expect?
- You will have faith in your ability
- You will learn to harness your strengths and outsource your weaknesses
- You will be passionate about everything
- You will have goals in order to achieve your vision
- You will learn to handle adversity and have the courage to make on-the-spot decisions
- You will reach out to friends and strangers for advice
- You will become more curious than you ever imagined
- You will recognize failure as a step towards success
- You will enjoy the art of discipline
By the way...In case you had any silly notions that women weren’t meant to be entrepreneurs...
Here are some fun facts to show you that women are rockstars:
- Women are starting businesses at twice the rate of men
- Women-owned companies generated $1.9 trillion in annual sales Women-owned businesses employ 12.8 million people nationwide
- Women-owned businesses account for 41% of all privately-held businesses
- One in every 11 adult women in the United States owns a business.
- The majority of women business owners are under the age of 50
- Women business owners are nearly twice as likely as men business owners to intend to pass the business on to a daughter
Come join me, fellow Entreprenette...I can’t wait.