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Getting Started

Vanessa Arias

There are a lot of women who have great ideas for potentially successful businesses but have trouble when it comes to starting. The truth is being your own boss and quitting your day job sounds terrifying, especially when you don’t have the financial means to do so. However, turning your passions into a career can have rewards beyond what a 9 to 5 job can offer.

Vanessa Arias, a Business Coach, answers questions and offers some insight about starting your own business under our Getting Started Spotlight. Arias explains that there never truly is a “right” time to start you just have to do it. In life, there will always be obstacles and just like with any other major life changes, there will never be a perfect time to start a business. And for those who fear financial instability, Arias recommends that you keep your day job until you feel you have enough money to support yourself and your business.

Starting a business is no joke! But one thing that will help you get started is to do away with all the negative thoughts. There is so much that could go wrong, but there is also so much that could go right, and by starting there is also potential of a successful business.

Like any industry, entrepreneurship requires certain skills in order to be successful. One of these being disciplined. Arias recalls going through a difficult time in her life where she had “no motivation”. However, thanks to her discipline she was able to push through this difficult time and continue to run her business.

Knowing your industry is also important, this allows you to have an upper hand in whatever you do. Research should always be the first step in any business, especially in an economy where trends are constantly changing, and the consumer market is constantly evolving. Knowing what people want, especially millennials can be huge for a business as they can often drive the market.

If you are thinking about starting your own business and worry about the financial aspects, there is no need to fret. There are often different ways to get people to invest in your ideas, between funding apps and selling your knowledge, even reaching out to experts for more ideas. Remember that the most important aspect of starting a business is having an idea and turning into a reality by simply starting.

For more in-depth advice about starting your own business from Vanessa Arias visit our FindSisterhood app and click under the Getting Started Spotlight.


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