In 2003, Angela Raspass started her own business to have the flexibility she needed while supporting two children. She used her media background in marketing, sponsorship and sales as the foundation for her marketing consultancy.
Nine years later Angela decided to move on from strategic marketing and cater to the emerging market of female entrepreneurs. She is now helping women in their 40s and beyond refine their business models and marketing strategy for a profitable, sustainable and fulfilling business. Angela helps women flourish in their “next chapter” of business and life through her own experience and personal development.
“A next chapter business is built on skinned knees.”
Angela enjoys the flexibility and fulfilment that come with running her own business. She’s glad she had the opportunity to design her business around her life and she enjoys creating deep relationships with her clients.
Advice Angela Wishes She Knew When She Started:
- Just because you can doesn’t mean you should
- Don’t listen to the critics
- Narrow your focus to deepen your impact
Angela’s Advice for New Business Owners:
- Find the intersection between contribution and fulfilment
- Understand a slow build is good for sustainability
- Be prepared to evolve – the business you gave today won’t be the business you have in three years
- Everybody has doubt; act in spite of your doubt
With a business based primarily in America, Angela needed a local support team. She joined the HerBusiness Network to make local connections.
Angela is a strong believer in the power of the group. She invested in training to become a mastermind facilitator. It makes Angela happier to work in groups and her business is evolving as she transitions into facilitating masterminds.
Hear more from Angela through her podcast.
This post was authored by Hannah Stanley. Hannah completed a journalism internship at HerBusiness. She studies journalism and electronic media at the University of Tennessee in the United States.