So you want to get out of the rat race? No longer wanting to climb the corporate ladder and build someone else’s dreams. Congrats!! You may want to be your own boss…An entrepreneur or small business owner. Transforming from an employee to an entrepreneur can be a tough road to go down. First, let’s get your ducks in order to make sure the transition goes smooth.
We are all about women empowerment at our office. Who else is going to be our biggest cheerleaders when it comes to taking over new and old industries? It is important to be a part of a community and have connections with others. When I first started in business, I knew of five sources for business: SBA, Inc, Entrepreneur, Public Library and Forbes. That is about it. Those are the things I relied on to help form and shape my business. I wanted to give you several cool online resources for women business owners to help empower you on your journey.
We all have dreams and ambitions for our lives. I highly doubt anyone walking this earth does not have something they want to achieve. Some want to win the lottery, meet their spouse, or become a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, but you however, have the dream of running your own business. Your dream matters, it should not turn into a story of regret or be put on the back burner. It should be something you are actively pursuing daily – not once every blue moon.
1. iPhone 2. Notebook 3.Mophie 4. Key Ring/Keys 5. Altoids 6. Hermes Cuff 7. Mischo Luxury Nail Lacquer – Top Coat 8. Wallet 9. Tom Ford Lipsticks 10. Business Cards 11. Nail File
What’s your biggest accomplishment?
Your business is not always going to run smoothly. Obviously when you expand your business, and get more employees or freelancers, things will become much more unruly. If you own a business that requires people to make deadlines, stay organized or plan ahead, this article is for you. We are talking about running your business like a classroom, and we will help you formulate your business’ syllabus!
This is the single most difficult decision you will have to make when creating your business. How do you embody everything you want to say about your business (your baby) into one single word–that’s catchy and memorable? We know it’s rough, so we are going to share some tips that will hopefully make it easier for you. Let us know how else we can help in the comments below.
But wait, there’s more!
Some of you may not know this, but I am trying to become a freelance copywriter/copyeditor. Tasha, being the lovely lady that she is, has helped me make my own website and has showed me a lot about how freelance works. If there are any writers, web designers, or graphic designers out there that are stressing out about how much freelance should cost, I’m right there with you! It is really hard, and I never thought it would be, to price my writing. Here are some helpful tips that I have picked up along the way:
Here is a quote from Writersmarket.com,
“think about the earning potential of your work, and how you can make freelancing more profitable and fun. Know your numbers: what it costs to run your business; what hourly rate they require; how long a job will take. Unless there’s a real bonus (a special clip, or a chance to try something new) turn down work that doesn’t meet the mark and replace it with a better-paying project” (Article Title: How Much Should I Charge).
Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich has been on my bookshelf for several years. Then, around May the get-your-finances-in-order-bug hit me. This book is a great read, but it is slightly outdated. In college, I used to be a big fan of Suze Orman and her show. Then she started selling prepaid debit cards that are not good. Finance has interested me in the past, but I have not made it my sole priority… and I have finally decided to get my act together.
1. Notebook + pen 2. iphone charge 3. wallet 4. business card holder 5. Mac products 6. hand sanitizer 7. keys 8. gum 9. iphone 10. lotion
What’s your biggest accomplishment?
I think it’s amazing that my bags were featured on many websites and blogs. My story was published on Refinery29 and in Washingtonian magazine. But, my biggest accomplishment is that I’ve made it to my second year in business! I’ve learned a lot and there were and are many challenges, but it is very rewarding to know that people love my clutches.
Etsy search ads simply don’t work. There is no need to sugar coat it, or say something nice about how Etsy “can bring you more customers or views with their ads” (or so they lead you to believe).
A while back, I mentioned how I took the leap into the Etsy world. Completely paralyzed by fear, it took forever to do. I saw traction on my store page, received sales, received “likes,” and people were “favoriting” items. Hey, I was on the road to etsy success, or so I thought. But wait, there’s more!