Podcast Welcome: A Toast to Truths is where I share the mental, financial and emotional frustrations of being an entrepreneur. This is S8E4 “How to Use Entrepreneurship as Your Way Out”.
Special Guest Co-host- Chimere Norris
Chimere Taylor is the Creative Director & Principal Designer of Designs by Chimere hailing over 13 years of design and project management experience. She leads a small creative development team that excels in the areas of digital design, document creation, social media management and photography.
Q: What is so significant about entrepreneurship for women?
Is job security really secure?
Reasons entrepreneurship may work for you
What losing your job can push you to do
Starting as a freelancer
Expenses that makes you look at entrepreneurship differently
Asking for a raise at a job
How and why we left a job
Using skills from a job in your business
Managing employees/team members
What not to do to your money-maker when starting something new
Bringing your community through your entrepreneurial journey
What changing your mindset and being in a mastermind can do
The responsibility of being a leader
Giving team members the power of making decisions
Lessons learned from leading a team and things didn’t go right
But first, let’s take a sip.
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Going from freelancer to Boss
Carving space in the entrepreneurial world in Houston
How existing clients helped Chimere grow her business
Seeing what really is an opportunity for you or what to pass to others
Using skills from other situations to transfer to new opportunities to help you expand
What opportunity I won’t take again
What type of work ethic do you need to have to run a business?
How your personal life affects your business life
Learning to use ‘NO’
Chimere- Give it your all if you’re sitting on your gifts. Don’t worry about theys or thems. Hone into your own goals and your why. Be committed to doing it.
Vernetta- Look at how you’re looking at things. Try to see things from a different perspective.
This has been ‘A Toast to Truths’ with me, Vernetta R. Freeney. This is season 8 episode 4 “How to Use Entrepreneurship as Your Way Out” and the consequences we’ve encountered.