Carrie Green // Founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association
In 2005 I was 19 and studying Law at the University of Birmingham. I knew nothing about business, although I always thought I’d end up doing my own thing – as opposed to working for someone else, I just didn’t realise that I’d end up doing my own thing so soon.
Since then I graduated with a degree in Law, I started 2 businesses, I went to night school to learn about web development, I travelled around Thailand and Australia, I had my videos viewed half a million times on YouTube, I had my website viewed by over 5 million people, I became financially free.
However, there are a few things I’ve come to realise about being an entrepreneur… it’s harder than it first seems, it’s a lonely journey, but when you finally turn ideas into reality it’s incredible and I wouldn’t change it for the world!
I have had my fair share of ups and downs. I started off with nothing, but an idea, a credit card and a marketing budget of £30 per day and I have turned it into a successful, global business. Has it been easy? No, but if I can do it, then anyone can.
I think the secret to success is having the right mindset. You’ve got to believe you can do it, even when things seem impossible.
I started the Female Entrepreneur Association in 2011 as a way to connect with like-minded women from all over the world and find out how they keep motivated, how they overcome challenges, what things they’ve learnt along the way. I love it.
I will be blogging about my journey as an entrepreneur, things that inspire me and tips & tricks that help me grow my business. I hope you enjoy reading and watching!
CARRIE’S LATEST BLOG POSTS //
One of the most important things about your business is how it makes people feel.
The emotions people feel, the experience people have when they connect with it play s... More
I have a question for you:
What's the biggest thing that's held you back from achieving the things you want to achieve in business?
I've asked this question to lots... More
We live in a world where so many people are setting up businesses and doing amazing things and using social media to share those successes with the world... it can be eas... More
As an entrepreneur one of the best things is having the freedom to do whatever you want to do, you get to decide what time you wake up, how much time you take off and wha... More
Thanks to social media there is a bit of a pressure on us entrepreneurs to share beautiful images with our audiences that will resonate with them.
However, most of us ar... More
One of the things I've come to understand about being an entrepreneur is that it's like being on a rollercoaster ride in the dark... there are ups and downs. It's exc... More
As entrepreneurs we all probably have lots of ideas whizzing around our head on any given day...
But the hard part is actually turning those ideas into a successfu... More
Building a business is no walk in a park, it takes a lot of effort and throughout my journey I've definitely had my fair share of ups and downs. So early on I decided tha... More
I love social media, but sometimes it can be overwhelming!! You've got to create a lot of content for it, which can be time consuming and then once you actually go on to ... More
Have you ever put together a marketing campaign which flopped? You worked really hard on it and were really excited about it and then when you finally put it out to the w... More
Since venturing into the world of business I've found that I've felt more stuck and confused than ever before. For a long time I thought there was something wrong with me... More
Do you ever feel totally overwhelmed running your business? My guess is that your answer is going to be YES!! It's definitely my answer.
There have been times when I've ... More