“How to Grow Your Income, AND Have It All…” By Entrepreneur Mentor Ali Brown
It’s really exciting that more women are starting businesses right now than ever before, but why are their revenues stalling at lower numbers? Most never even reach six-figures, which is disheartening.
Many women start a business offering a service or product, and then begin to sell as much of it as possible. Great start. But then they naturally will hit a wall… of time, money, or resources. And here’s where there’s a huge knowledge gap on how they can shift their model to something that can be leveraged.
Over the last 10 years, I’ve mentored and worked with thousands of women business owners. And I do agree with research that shows women typically start a business for lifestyle reasons—not to grow a large company. So it’s also natural that if we don’t see a way to “have it all”, we won’t go farther.
There’s a critical shortage of role models to help women realize how they CAN grow without dishonoring themselves or creating a life they hate. And this is why I love what I do and the women I help.
Here are just a few examples to inspire you:
One of my mentees named Lori is a day spa owner whose schedule is packed with clients. Other spa owners started asking her how she’s built such a loyal clientele, so I helped her create a course she’s now selling online that’s generating her passive income on top of her six-figure spa revenues. The extra cash also helped Lori hire a much-needed assistant to better grow her current business and lessen her stress.
Annette is a personal trainer who’s a member of my Elevate program, and she was tiring of individual sessions with clients. Today she’s increased her client base by also doing consultations online via Skype. Now, she can do more sessions with less stress, and it’s generating her more income as a result.
Another one of my clients, Tania, a single mom, is an astro-numerologist who was doing individual consults via phone. After she maxed out with a waiting list, she began creating online reports, group programs, and workshops to help more people while earning more time per hour. And Tania was able to hire two part-time assistants this year give her more time with her daughter.
These ladies all have six-figure-plus businesses, while enjoying great lifestyles for themselves and their families. But it doesn’t have to stop there. When people challenge me, saying, “Well that’s fine for those types of businesses, but what about when you reach the millions? Then don’t you need a big office and employees and to work like a ‘real’ company? Then you CAN’T have it all… right?”
I say listen up… I myself have a multiple seven-figure business with 10 full-time employees, but we all work from our homes via the Internet and phone. We also don’t work on Fridays so we can enjoy more time with our families or doing things that fuel us. (For me, it’s going out on the ocean on my stand-up paddle board.) One of my other clients, Lisa, took her revenues in a single year from $130,000 to $2.2 million working at home with two toddlers in tow and supporting a husband in surgical residency. Another gal I’ve mentored runs her multi-million dollar business from her ranch in Tucson, spending every morning with her horses. The list goes on and on.
How is this possible? We designed the companies we wanted to work for. Start looking around… there ARE women making great money and living lives they love. You may not see them in the headlines, but we’re creating our own definition of success. And you can too.
About the Author: Entrepreneur mentor Ali Brown teaches women around the world how to start and grow profitable businesses that make a positive impact. You can get a FREE copy of her CD “Top 10 Secrets for Entrepreneurial Women” at www.AliBrown.com