HR Business Weekly – “The Best of Women in Business”
Watch the entire show here.
*Entrepreneur of the Week: Leslie Crews of Kombuchick, a non-alcoholic beverage company.
“It’s never too late to go back and re-evaluate and don’t give up. I see so often people get intimidated by the statistics of business and they get lost in it, and I think they choke out. Don’t look to measuring your value through success. Look at your achievements. Don’t be afraid of failing.” Connect with Leslie here.
*The One Thing with Teresa Denham, CEO & creator of Spirit Fingerz.
“I have always surrounded myself with smarter people. I know I’m really good at certain things – that’s branding and selling Spirit Fingerz, being the face of Spirit Fingerz, talking about how to run a business. But the day to day operations is something I’m not interested in. By surrounding myself with people who are interested in that, it’s made the company more successful.”
“I’m not responsible for the success of the company. It is every single person and part involved in this business that makes it successful.”
To connect with Spirit Fingerz, click here.
*Cassandra Savage-Ellis of Curvaceous Boutique.
The place to go for head-turning plus-sized clothing.
Social media exploded her business:
Connected with plus-sized bloggers
Going to events
Success on Instagram: posting behind-the-scenes pictures, posting beautiful clothes
“50 percent of your business is image. Everything is image – how you bring yourself.”
“I want to be a household name.”
Connect with Curvaceous Boutique here.
*The Millennial Minute with Mike Doherty and Rene Carling – The difference between Facebook ads and a Facebook post boost.
Ads encourage people to take an action – like a page, sign up for a newsletter list, goto a blog post.
A boost extends the reach of a post that has already been published.
Connect with Mike & Rene here.
*The One Thing with Maya Holihan, owner of 6 bridal shops.
“It’s creating opportunity and opportunity knocking.”
“It was luck and timing. I came on, they were looking to retire. We had a fantastic relationship.”
“Part of the reason why I could say yes to so many opportunities is because I have a great staff.”
“My philosophy is I would never ask my staff to do anything I wouldn’t do myself. For the first nine years, I was really in the trenches with my team.”
“Our business is emotionally-driven, as well as reputation-driven. We have the added stress of being perfect, of connecting every single day with our clients. It’s a relationship. Our relationships with our clients can be up to two years, sometimes longer. We really have to nurture them from beginning to end.”
Connect with Maya Holihan here.