There have been some wonderful female entrepreneurs featured here on The Fabulous Times over the years. Here is a look at some of the pearls of wisdom they have imparted. There is a lot to consider as an entrepreneur, that’s for sure. Here is a look at some fabulous business advice from our incredible female entrepreneurs….
Build things gradually
‘Build things up gradually and really listen to your customers.’ – Designer, Karen Mabon
Don’t be afraid to take risks
Every business has a strategy no matter wether it’s a start up or long established organisation. There is always a need for a business to adopt, implement and update its business strategy. This is more so the case for new businesses and entrepreneurs. For this reason, there are lots of different strategies that people implement. The method in which one decides to go for obviously depends on the company in question.
There are a lot of factors which determine which strategy is right, for example, the size of the company and the industry in which it is based in. You need to make sure you are aware of what is invoice finance and adapt your financial plan to fit your ever-evolving business. Two recurring themes throughout the female entrepreneur interview series are to know your numbers and to be individual in your approach.
‘Hone your own style, don’t emulate other peoples and don’t be afraid to take risks and make that jump’ – Victoria Jackson, Apartment Number 4
Regardless of the business strategy you adopt, in order to be successful across most businesses there needs to be some element of flexibility. To be versatile in nature has a vast number of benefits. Being flexible and adapting to market changes means constantly reassessing your plan. As well as having a flexible plan, it’s also vital to keep your views and mind flexible to new approaches and ideas.
‘Self-discipline and elasticity of mind will help keep an entrepreneur focused.’- Rebecca Jackson of RJ Prestige Cars
Never give up
Determination and drive are the over-arching sentiments that shine through each of our empowered female entrepreneur interviews. Judith Wade Founded Italy’s most prestigious garden network and states..
‘Never give up! Try to work in a business that coincides with your passion or at least with a personal inclination. My love of gardens helped me battle my way through all the bureaucracy involved in having a business.’ -Judith Wade, Grandi Giardini Italiani
If you love what you do enough and have that unwavering passion and perseverance, then success will come your way!