Michelle Schumaker went from a coveted job in the fashion industry to starting over in the beer industry. Read what she has to say about making the leap and if it was worth it.
How’s life now that I’m working for myself? It’s a whole new world… but not all in the way I expected.
While I love you all, your DMs are dead wrong. I want to make it very clear that the ability to pull this off has nothing to do with luck.
I wanted this life and I made it happen. Little by little.
Lindsey says, “I’m a self-proclaimed “accidental entrepreneur” as I didn’t set out to be a business owner. However, my passion for planning events paired with some entrepreneurial genes and right-thing right-time mentality has led me to business ownership and developing a team of like-minded, creative and enthusiastic women that I can both mentor and learn from.”
There are two reasons I focus on women and this is true of many female-focused businesses. One is practical, and one may seem, as you feared, political…
Bethann says, “As a blogger, it can look like my mission is to promote myself on the internet and try to get a lot of likes. Sometimes it feels that way too, but that's so far from reality.”
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!
Stefani says, “There is a common misconception about being your own boss. Most people think that if you’re an entrepreneur then you are your own boss and you answer to nobody — WRONG. Fun fact, most of us need and have clients (translation: bosses) in order to operate. The luxury is that we have the option of choosing those "bosses”.
From Josi: "As a broke single mom, I would find ways to make extra money because I never wanted my kids to do without. Child support was never enough. "
Hannah says, "I'm essentially a slave to my business. I feel, to be totally honest, completely obsessed with my business and it has caused me to have a really unbalanced life. This imbalance has resulted in feeling like a failure as a mother at times, as though, I'm not putting my children first."