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 //
When starting out as entrepreneurs we usually have to be and do everything ourselves at some point within our business. We have to be time keeper, bookkeeper, social m... More
Four years ago while I was drifting off to sleep inspiration struck me to write. I had a notepad and pen beside my bed, so I grabbed them and began writing.
The word... More
Throughout my entrepreneurial journey there have been so many times when I felt like I didn't have the confidence to do what I needed to do...
Like the time I deci... More
I'm guessing that your dreams, business and ideas are pretty darn important to you, you wouldn't be pursuing them if they weren't. However, I bet the pursuit of them ... More
I think this is one of the scariest posts I've ever published, because I'm finally putting my daily vlog out there into the world for real.
(You can check it out ... More
So I’m guessing that as you're here, reading this post, it’s likely that you’ve experienced self-sabotage to some extent. Me too.
I’m pretty sur... More
One of the recurring thoughts I've always had as an entrepreneur is, "how can I take my business to the next level?" I'm sure that comes as no surprise, because basic... More
With the creation of the internet there are more opportunities than ever before to start your own business and build an amazing life, but ultimately we all need enco... More
As entrepreneurs, one of the most important things we need in our business is a website. It's absolutely essential, but with so many options out there for where to ho... More
Building your audience and keeping them engaged is one of the first and most important things we have to do as entrepreneurs, because if you don't have an audience th... More
As entrepreneurs, our main priority is to grow our businesses... however, sometimes it can feel like a struggle. There's so much to do, we're not sure what we should be... More
I have always been a fan of dream boards, where you can pin your dreams and goals to it and see it every day! Because you know, being an entrepreneur is pretty crazy ... More