Five Friday Links: Advice for the Self-Made Woman

TGIF! Happy Friday!

Our Five Friday Links took a little holiday, as Ashley went on vacation, but we’re back up and running! If you’re new to Five Friday Links, we end the week on an inspiring note by sharing five links that showcase successful women and highlight topics of interest to entrepreneurs. We hope you enjoy them!

The Big Shift – The Best Advice I’ve Had
Local writer, creative director and founder of ANNA magazine, Mari Loewen, opens up about her life as an entrepreneur.

“What nobody tells you about being an entrepreneur is…how hard it is to be an entrepreneur!” Scroll down to the middle section of this blog post for some solid, real-talk about the struggles and benefits of being an entrepreneur. The best things in life, do require work.

Top 10 Traits of Self-Made Women: How Many Do You Have?
A collection of traits self-made women claim are keys to success.

Thanks to our board member, Lynda Gunter, for finding this link and sending it to us. Our Facebook followers loved it and we do, too! We especially love the trait ‘Grit” – passion is contagious and the biggest fan of your product/services should be you.

Canada is an Emerging Hot Spot for High-Impact Female Entrepreneurs
“Because of its family-friendly policies and investments in women, Canada is an emerging hot spot for female entrepreneurs.”

Being a Canadian woman, I read this article and felt incredibly proud to be from this country. Women have fought hard for their rights now the sky’s the limit!

This Teen Paid for College by Selling on Etsy. Here are 5 Ways She Did It
In three years, this American student earned $100,000 from her Etsy store for college tuition.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. I found this article so inspiring. I agree that it’s important to notice which social media platforms work for your business and which don’t. Focus on the ones that do, rather than struggling to obtain followers on a platform that isn’t performing for you. Listen to your followers and devote your energy to the platforms they enjoy.

 The 10 Questions You Should Never Stop Asking
Questions every business owner should be asking themselves annually

The questions listed in this article are thought provoking and meaningful. The answers will always be changing. As a business grows and adapts to the rapidly evolving market, it’s crucial to remind yourself why, as an entrepreneur, you’re doing it in the first place.

Have a great weekend!

– Ashley Wood