One of the highlights of last week's Spark & Hustle conference in NYC was a power panel made up of Liz Lange (Liz Lange Maternity), Lisa Price (Carol's Daughter) and Laura Geller (Laura Geller Makeup)--three extremely accomplished and financially successful women business owners.
These three pieces of advice were offered by each of the three "L" ladies:
Liz: Anytime you have a customer service problem, dialogue with that customer...whether it's through e-mail, Facebook or a phone call. Nobody is a better salesperson for your business than you are.
Lisa: The best entrepreneurs are the ones who make mistakes and learn how to plow through them. Being authentic and comfortable in your own skin can help you get through a lot of "no's."
Laura: Stay current and stay new; that's how your business grows. Every time you have a success, it should always feel like the first time. That's how you keep igniting your entrepreneurial spirit.
They were truly inspirational!
Pat Cobe and Ellen Parlapiano are co-authors of Mompreneurs: A Mother's Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Work-at-Home Success (Perigee, 2002) and Mompreneurs Online: Using the Internet to Build Work@Home Success (Perigee, 2001).