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 //
So often entrepreneurs despair at the fact that no matter what they’re trying, things don’t seem to be working out in their business. It’s frustrating and a hit... More
Entrepreneurship is a rollercoaster ride with its fair share of ups and downs. Sometimes you’re full of motivation and raring to go, other times it seems like that ... More
Looking back over my childhood I remember that I started my very first business venture already as a child - a kids’ club for the children in my neighbourhood - I gue... More
When you’re just starting out on your entrepreneurial journey, you’re all fired up with dreams and ideas buzzing around your head of where you could get to and ev... More
So many aspiring entrepreneurs start out thinking that in order to grow your business and your audience, you need to be on every social media platform and trying every ... More
As entrepreneurs we’re as much visionaries and dreamers as we are business managers. Our minds are often a whirlwind of ideas, goals and ambitions for what we’d lik... More
As an entrepreneur, you may find that some days it’s hard to get out of bed, nothing seems more dreadful than having to start up all over again, just as you did the... More
Being your own boss might have turned out to be harder than you thought.
Weren’t you supposed to have more control of your days and your daily schedule? And how do... More
When you decided to take on the path of entrepreneurship, you might have known that you were in for a journey full of ups and downs.
And in the beginning, it may see... More
Do your followers know about your vlog, workshop, webinar, book, or whatever that amazing and valuable thing is that you are offering?
For all you know, they could j... More
You aren't alone if you think your dream life is so far away that it can sometimes feel out of reach.
Visualizing the car you want, the revenue you want your bus... More
As an entrepreneur, it's easy to lose sight of where you want to go, and as a result, it can become even easier to lose motivation. Knowing where you want to be and... More