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4 Insights: An Entrepreneur Gives Thanks for Progress

Hearts of Palm

Both inside and outside the Women Grow Business community, what I’ve learned this year has meant a lot. And this is shared from the heart (image Heart of the Palm, by Gare and Kitty, Creative Commons).

Top 4 insights that come to mind:

1. The more you can define your mission – what services and products you want to offer and to who – the quicker you can get there.

2. If you trust your intuition and focus on the picture you’re trying to achieve, it will show up just on time.

3. The more you try to focus your business on being of service and making a positive impact in some way, the more successful you’ll be.

4. The more you help others out without expecting something in return, such as using your network to connect friends or colleagues who are looking for work or providing training opportunities to others, the more business you’ll see coming your way.

And what I’m thankful for:

1. Having all the right people show up at the right time on our entrepreneurial journey.

2. Having the right projects show up at the right time, each a little bigger and more complex than the last, to help us stretch and grow.

3. Having the opportunity to learn something new everyday (because when you’re small and growing, you have to wear many hats.)

4. Having the opportunity to meet so many positive, growth-oriented and entrepreneurial spirits – like the women-owned businesses who participate in the dynamic Women Grow Business community!

So what have you learned this year through your business? Please share in the comments.

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carla-briceno Guest contributor Carla Briceno is co-founder of Bixal, a strategic communications and technology firm based in Oakton, VA. Bixal provides strategic communications and technology services for organizations making a difference in the U.S. and Latin America. She can be reached through LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/chbriceno), Twitter (www.twitter.com/bixal), or her blog on the online Hispanic market at Online Hispanic Trends.


    1. Hello, As a woman and business owner, it took a while for distributors to take me serious. My degree was in Nursing. I had alot to learn about business. I made alot of mistakes, but my thoughts are:”If you aren't making mistakes, your not working hard enough!” I truly love what I do. I want to make a change in what our families put into our bodies. I would like to have an opportunity to help other women take their food ideas “from kicthen to market”.

      Best Regards,
      LaVerne Lesznik
      Cottage Hill Farm
      President, Owner

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    2. Carla, Thank you for sharing yoru insights. I totally agree. My attorney Lauren, life coach/yoga teacher/copy editor Yael, body wisdom coach Ken, and I have been practicing many of the principles you mentioned. We all see the difference.

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    3. LaVerne,

      From your comment, it is clear that you are passionate about what you are working on and passion is the KEY in being a successful entreprenuer. I wish you the best as you move forward in making a difference!

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    4. Thank you for your kind comment of support and please share your experience with the WGB community when the opportunity arises.

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    5. LaVerne,

      From your comment, it is clear that you are passionate about what you are working on and passion is the KEY in being a successful entreprenuer. I wish you the best as you move forward in making a difference!

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    6. Thank you for your kind comment of support and please share your experience with the WGB community when the opportunity arises.

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