9 FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS SHARE THEIR BEST BUSINESS ADVICE
Since we first debuted our shoppable showroom, we’ve had the opportunity to partner with so many incredible female founders. These women all embody the same traits – their strong, hardworking, passionate, and have an unstoppable drive to succeed at everything they do.
It’s truly an inspiration to work and connect with like-minded aspiring female entrepreneurs who are making powerful strides in every aspect of their lives.
We rounded up 9 pieces of valuable tips from empowering female founders from our Pink Batch, on the best business advice they’ve ever received. Here is what they had to say.
“Success is at the intersection of patience and persistence.” – Lindsay Meyer, Founder and CEO of Batch
“I don’t believe in separating the personal from the professional. People matter, and when you’re authentic and genuinely care, your team and your partners will come together and do amazing things. Relationships are built on trust, and I’m passionate about acting with integrity in everything that I do. One of my mentors once said to me that people enjoy partnering with me, and I’m able to get so much accomplished because I say what I do and I do what I say.” – Tamar Miller Founder and CEO of Bells & Becks
"It might sound trite, but pursue what you love. I spent a lot of time chasing down 'gold stars' and titles, and while those built skills and professional success on a more traditional path, it wasn't until I took that leap of faith to go after what I was truly passionate about that it all came together for me. I really believe you can find success and love your work, you might just have to push yourself beyond your comfort zone get both." – Nicole Stiffle, Founder of Wee Wild Ones
“Get a life coach! There are a million small reasons to make yourself a priority and finding a life coach was my first step. I’ve been doing “the work” with Mary for almost four years and it’s proven to be the hardest, most rewarding type of work. It has given me so many “tools” to use that have a powerful domino effect across every area and aspect of my life – motherhood, business owner, designer, wife, friend, artist and the hardest one – my own self! It’s changed how I reply to an email, hear something in a more neutral way, communicate with clients more clearly, resolve conflict, work toward my goals and truly celebrate the journey of life. “The work” is never mastered but that’s part of the fun. I feel like I’m living more fully, intentionally and peacefully because I’m listening to and loving myself.” – Krista Skehan, Creative Director + Artist at Krista Skehan
“If you’re going to complain about something or hand back negative feedback, always couple that with a suggestion of how to improve.” – Joyce Kong, Co-Founder of Revival Rugs
“Throughout my career, I've pushed myself to not be too risk averse. Taking on new challenges is an opportunity to grow and learn more about what you like and don't.” – Amber Hyman, Co-Founder of Revival Rugs
“Have a really clear vision of what you want to do and and have fun doing it, and the result will be a growing business. Don’t look at what other companies are doing and don’t try to mimic them. When you have pivotal moments of opportunity, instead of comparing yourself to other companies, just put your head down and get to work. Of course you can follow other businesses and feel excited for their ideas, and be inspired by their creativity, but when it comes to thinking about your own business try and forget about everyone else and just stick to your instinct and create things you love that make you happy.” – Danielle Curtis, Founder of Go Joonie
“For me, the best advice I have had in regards to a creative business, is to truly be passionate about what you produce. I can’t let “will this sell well?” get in the way of my creative process…the work suffers when I do (and then it doesn’t sell well!)" – Mandi Smethells, Founder and Artist at Mandi Smethells Art
“Create to transform." – Ana Risquez, Co-Founder of Mozaiko