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 //
Launching - it's something we all have to do as entrepreneurs. Every single one of us.
If we want to turn our ideas into realities there comes a point where we have to l... More
I have a question for you:
On a scale of 1 to 10 how effective would you say your marketing is right now?
(1 being not effective at all and 10 being it's phenomenal, ev... More
There are 3 things I wish I'd known about social media before I got started. If I'd have known about them they would have helped me to stop wasting my time doing things t... More
We all probably have lots in common... running a business or thinking about starting, passionate and driven to build a successful business, you know that you have one lif... More
In February we posted out a tip on our Facebook fan page that said:
This is something that has been crucial for me in building my businesses – when I first got... More
The thing that goes right to the heart and soul of your business is your core purpose - why you're doing what you're doing, and then you communicate that with your audien... More
One of the most important and powerful things you can do as a business owner is build your list – your email list.
Why? Because it enables you to build an amazing rela... More
As an entrepreneur one of the most important things you have to do is raise awareness of your business, but it can also be one of the most challenging things to do!
If I... More
Do you ever feel like you love what you do so much and find that it comes so easily and naturally to you that you feel like you should charge less or give it away for fre... More
I think money is an important topic and one that holds a lot of emotion and sometimes that emotion can get in the way - especially when you're trying to build a business.... More
I personally love marketing. I love coming up with new ideas to test out to reach and engage with more people! But sometimes I feel like my marketing can end up not being... More
Recently in the forum of the Members’ Club I came across a comment from someone who was feeling overwhelmed with everything at the moment and as I read her words I rela... More