7 Tips for Women Entrepreneurs ...


Entrepreneurship is nerve-wracking to say the least. Guest contributor AnaLiza Alba Leen shares some amazing tips that will give you the confidence to take on the challenges of entrepreneurship and shine!

Let’s face it ladies, sometimes the workplace feels like it’s stacked against us. It’s rare to see women in upper management positions, and when we also carry titles like wife, mom, daughter, best friend etc., even just the thought of succeeding at work can feel downright tiring. So I made it my personal mission to give some thought to how to make it beautifully effortless, and after sharing it with many female friends who I admire, I’m ready to share it with you.

In the last decade, I have been very fortunate in my advertising career, and with building my business. I owe these blessings to the extremely successful businesswomen and men, my mentors along the way, who have shared insights and tips on how to be a successful entrepreneur. What I learned was that in addition to learning how to build a business from scratch, I also formed life lessons. They may seem simple, but everything in life is actually simple when you break it down into steps. The challenge is applying these lessons on a weekly and daily basis. But I truly believe that with the right tools and knowledge, you can do anything.

1. Start Now

Planning and discussion are integral to any successful enterprise, but all too often I have seen this preliminary stage paralyze great business ideas because people get trapped in the quicksand of planning. My husband and I had no idea what fibi & clo would become. We also had absolutely no experience in direct sales. What we did know is that we have a dream and an amazing product. So what we did was make 100 sandals and throw a party. From idea to execution, it took 30 days. That first party sold every single pair we had, and we knew we had something special. This first success empowered us to continue along the entrepreneurial path. The best way to know if an idea is good is by sharing it and getting honest feedback from those you trust. So do sufficient homework, and don’t be scared to hold focus groups or to try and sell a preliminary product. It’s the fastest way to find out if your idea has legs or not.

Dream Big. Start Small
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