The truth was, the only thing separating those successful entrepreneurs from me, was my willingness to step into my power and own my brilliance.
No one and nothing can prepare you for starting your own business. Sure you can take classes, buy fancy software, lease office space, and "get your ducks in a row"; but when it comes down to it you have to simply have the drive to keep moving forward.
When Kara Goldin started putting fruit in her water 10 years ago, she had no idea that she had stumbled upon a business idea that would eventually lead to the creation of a new category in the beverage industry, grow to a 40 million dollar company, and help her lose over 25 pounds in the process.
When Jessica Herrin had her "aha moment" she was standing in an elevator full of Mary Kay saleswomen after they had just attended their annual sales conference. In that short elevator ride, Herrin was struck by the women's excitement and affinity towards the brand they were selling.
The e-commerce model of business allows women entrepreneurs to have greater flexibility in their lives. That is probably why we see several mompreneurs launching home-based businesses, and some of them scale to much bigger outfits.
A common excuse for not blogging is "I have nothing to blog about." However, if you run a business and cater to a customer base you do have something to talk about! It might take a bit of creativity, but the content is there.
If you want to look back at your self many years from now and hold up a product you invented and be really proud of it from the core it takes 10 easy steps.
To encourage small business owners to break from the fold and start showing off their job to their kids, here is my advice on what to do when you bring your kids to work.
For the web series The Modern Mompreneur, Angie shares her thoughts on the skills that are important to grow an entrepreneurial venture and shares surprising advice on not always needing an original idea to launch a successful business.
Kick off 2014 with a complete review of your business expenses, and focus on these five areas to save your business money in the coming year.