Starting, growing, and scaling a small business is no easy feat. It takes hard work, effort, and maybe just a tad bit of luck can help. But it still stands, it’s extremely challenging to run a business.
As a woman business owner, you’re sure to have your own share of challenges. In this interview, Jim Fitzpatrick, host of the Atlanta Small Business Journal television program, and I talk a bit about what it’s like to be a woman business owner and how we are perceived in that role. I also shared my own experience and some challenges I’ve faced during my journey as a CEO. Some of the challenges feel old and dated such as the old struggle to be taken seriously as a woman. And then there is the one where a woman can feel pretty alone amongst our peers.
I spent a long time in the creative industry and managed—despite some incredibly painful setbacks—to grow my business to be very successful. After selling that business to Bill Gates for millions, I decided to use what I had learned—including how to overcome challenges unique to women business owners—to consult and train others like you.
Working with many successful women business owners, I’ve developed a very clear understanding of how we can and must push the envelope. This is absolutely necessary in order to grow our women owned businesses because it truly can be an uphill battle some days.
One thing is for sure, it takes great consistent strategy to overcome the kind of obstacles thrown our way as women business owners. It can be even more challenging to women in the business world as a whole. Please watch the video to learn more and feel free to ‘Like’ and/or ‘Share’ it to your own network. I’d also love to hear your strategies on handling adversity within your business and or workplace.
Beate Chelette is The Growth Architect & Founder of The Women’s Code, a training company specialized in providing companies an ROI on Balanced Leadership. She has been named one of 50 must-follow women entrepreneurs by the Huffington Post. A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, she bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly-successful global business, and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal.
Beate works with business leaders and supports organizations by developing and providing training the training, tools, and expertise to create and maintain a balanced, equal and inclusive work environment that fosters creativity, employee engagement and corporate growth.
Recent clients include Merck, Women’s Legislative Caucus of California, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), NFTE, CreativeLive, the Association of Corporate Growth, and TracyLocke.
Beate is the author of the #1 International Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go From Overwhelmed to Awesome” a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.
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