Building a Business You Believe in with Ashley Stone
When you have a vision, you can't sleep until you bring it to life. When you decide to start a business, it becomes your life, which leads to more visions, and a lot less sleep. One of the most important pieces of advice I could give to any entrepreneur would be to remember your company's mission, values, and ethics, or if those aren't set in stone yet base it on your personal values and ethics, even if it comes at the cost of profitability or more work. Thats exactly what Ashley Stone has done with Beauty Entourage, while using the software she created to give freelance artists the work they desire, yet the freedom to go out on their own, while paying them above market rate and sharing profits with them.
Ashley talks about how she grew her business from the ground up, and her life before becoming an entrepreneur.
What you will find in this weeks episode:
-Took the chance and walked away from the chair to start her own journey of being a business owner.
-Focused on empowering the freelancers which Beauty Entourage focuses on
-Don't be afraid to learn form other business's and utilize what works for them to help align with your vision.
-She created her own software that helped grow her business effortlessly!
-Fun fact: she was on shark tank!
-Building those relationships and being consistent will help you become a reliable facet in the business world.
-Research and being mindful of what else is out there, don’t expect to reinvent the wheel.
-Sit down and figure out what your voice and image you want to build, what stance you want to take.
-Make a vision statement will help keep you on track and why you started this journey!
-Keeping in mind what do you want to bring into someone else's life.
-As your business grows your vision also changes and grows, especially being in this industry it evolves quickly so it’s important to be mindful.
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