Hmm, where to begin?
I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was 16 years old. Now I’m not bragging, just reflecting on how far I’ve come in the 8 years since I started living for myself and working for myself.
“If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen.”
Being my own boss hasn’t been a walk in the park, but it’s been extremely rewarding. But the most significant benefit of being my own boss is the FREEDOM that comes with. The freedom to be in charge of your life is something that every person strives for but not all achieve.
The journey to get that freedom has been full of ups and downs. It all started in high school when my friends were starting their first jobs, and I was adamant, even then, about not working for anyone but myself. So I gathered my courage and started my first company. It was soo hard! And I had nobody to help me!
This led to my next business venture with my two business partners, Modern Consulting 360, a marketing and consulting firm that focuses on helping businesses grow and improve through marketing and process optimization.
However, there was still something missing. Kate and I began discussing the issues we face as women in the professional world, even as owners of our own companies. I can’t tell you how many times my business partners, both military vets, have been asked about the business and people assume they are owners right away, when the same people will talk to me, he/she will automatically assume I’m an employee.
Even subtle things like assumptions confine female entrepreneurs.
My journey has opened my eyes, and I feel like it’s all been building up to Bae Bosses, a resource for women to connect and get help in starting and growing their business.
We want to empower women to be strong and outspoken as bosses, and we want to share our experiences through our podcast segment on MAD 360.
We hope that through sharing our experiences we will be able to help new generations of BAE Bosses become independent, successful, and happy!