Life as a startup can be a roller-coaster ride.
That’s why at the HerBusiness, we do our best to help women new to business gain access to good information, education and role models. Throughout November we’ll present you with lots of opportunities to learn and grow through:
- Interviews with inspiring business owners
- Free webinars (including our From Pitch to Purchase webinar)
- Profiles of inspiring women
- Plus a GREAT competition which we’ll announce really soon.
How I Got Started Stories – Powerful Insights from Inspiring Entrepreneurs
We’ve collated insights from some inspiring female role modules – business owners who have shared their story to make the ride a little easier for the rest of us.
In these stories they tell us:
- Why they got started and how you got the idea for their business
- Their favourite aspects of running a business (and some aspects they don’t love so much)
- The advice they wish they had received when they started their business
- Advice for women who are looking to start a business
Here are just a few of the stories from our featured women business owners:
Tracy Braithwaite braved the fear of financial risk and jumpstarted her real estate services business
Tracy Braithwaite was driven and passionate about delivering professionalism to her clients. Her knowledge and expertise moved her from a steady, corporate position, into starting a small business venture – Braithwaite Property, which is now a successful real estate services business. Meet Tracy Braithwaite of Braithwaite Property.
Deeply understanding customer needs and adapting to market changes helped Diana Williams build a successful national fitness business and household brand name
Young, motivated and a gym fanatic, Diana Williams saw a great niche for women’s gyms in the mid 80s. She pursued her entrepreneurial idea and today, Fernwood Fitness boasts 70 clubs across Australia with 68,000 members. Meet Diana Williams of Fernwood Fitness.
A change from corporate career to business ownership saw Diana Wilson build hundreds of franchises across Australia within just a few years
For Diana Wilson, moving to business ownership wasn’t easy – she worked for the same company for 14 years before deciding to take the plunge into entrepreneurship. She then bought Bebrite, a cleaning franchise that quickly made her one of its most successful operators. Meet Diana Wilson of Bebrite.
Read all our Startup Month stories here. (Remember to check back daily for new stories.)