|Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Jo|
Tips from top female entrepreneurs
Inc. magazine, a monthly publication focused on growing companies, publishes an annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. In a recent article, they published tips from top female entrepreneurs around the country who were more than happy to share ideas to help other women wanna-be entrepreneurs.
- Know what you want to do - it's important to have a clear vision for what you want to accomplish. "You spend a large part of your life working -- make it a story you want to tell," advises Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs of Food52, an online cooking and food site.
- Use your time wisely - everyone works differently, so find out what schedule aligns with your highest productivity times and stick to it. "Find a schedule that works for you," advises Deb Perelman, Smitten Kitchen, an online site that features home cooking from a tiny New York City kitchen and new favorite things to cook.
- There will be ups and downs but don't focus on the downs - starting your own business will be a roller coaster ride. "Take the breakdowns in stride," advises Sharon Montrose, The Animal Print Shop, an online shop dedicated to sales of Sharon Montrose's Animal Series Fine Art Photography.
- Be there every day - "You just have to show up. Every day," emphasizes Anne Serrano-McClain, MCMC Fragrances, a Brooklyn based fragrance house founded in 2009 by Anne McClain that sells perfume and perfume oils.
- Be there for others - maintaining good communications and showing empathy to others is very important, says Rony Vardi, Catbird, a Brooklyn-based tiny boutique offering stylish rings, bracelets and unique gifts.
These 5 tips are included in Joanna Goddard's lifestyle blog, Cup of Joe, an accumulation of 20 career tips from nine female entrepreneurs.
To read more, visit www.inc.com/edward-cox/Stay-fresh-at-work-with-these-inspiring-pointers.html