You probably started your own business because you excel in a certain field, maybe graphic design, or personal training, coaching or counselling. Or you have a fantastic product that people need. But if you believe that this is enough, you’ve made the fatal assumption. You need to be able to wear all 3 entrepreneurial hats.
In the busy world in which we operate as female entrepreneurs, with overwhelm and burnout becoming more and more common, I'm going to tell you how to get your very own fairy godmother in business.
If you think that a business coach might be able to help you in your business, there are a few things that you need to work out before you start looking. When I started doing my initial research into becoming a coach, I was saddened with the number of people who were disappointed with their business coaching experience. So I've written this guide, in the hopes that it gives you an idea of the process you should go through before engaging a coach.
The small business world is changing. Female small business owners are becoming increasingly common in Australia, and in fact, over 35% of all small businesses in Australia are now owned by women. (Way to go ladies!) Over 50% of all start-ups in Australia are financed through the owner’s personal savings (p13). And this makes sense, entrepreneurs tend to be frugal with their money. But there comes a point in every small business owner’s life when they need to branch out and look for new...
Here’s a list of fifteen books that I think every female entrepreneur needs to read. These are my favourites and the ones that have had the biggest impact on me. Whether you’re just starting out or you have an established business, the following books are guaranteed to give you many “ah-ha!” moments and inspiration. After all, there’s always more to learn. I hope you enjoy these books as much as I did.
Did you start your own business because you were tired of the constraints of your job and you craved more freedom and flexibility? Perhaps you don’t like working for someone else and you wanted to be your own boss? Or maybe you went into business because you have a product or service that you’re passionate about and you love making a difference in the lives of others through your work. There are so many benefits to working for yourself, and being your own boss really is a beautiful...
Have you ever noticed that nothing seems to go right for some business owners? And for others, nothing can go wrong?