Ready to create your own successful business?

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We know exactly how scary it can be to think about starting your own business. And if you’re wavering because…

… you think you need more time / money / energy / stability

… you don’t feel comfortable SELLING (or know if now is the RIGHT time)

… you’re not 100% clear on your product or service just yet

… you get overwhelmed just thinking about it

… you don’t know where to start

Then firstly, know that you are absolutely not alone! We hear this from our Business School students ALL the time before they start their business. The good news is, every single one of them has been able to overcome these self-limiting beliefs.

Here are just a few examples of some of our incredible Business School students. They told us how they overcame their fears, uncertainty, and challenges, and have been able to successfully build their own businesses:​

Chiara Haenel​

When Chiara first started out she wasn’t sure what life was going to look like as a solopreneur.  It felt like a big scary step to start up on her own… but she quickly found that being a part of the business school meant she was surrounded by a strong tight-knit community of female entrepreneurs. So, she never felt alone in her journey.  Chiara said, “the group calls were exactly the kind of motivation and inspiration I needed to be bold and go after my dreams. Experiencing all these brilliant, smart, passionate founders turning their dreams into reality is priceless.”
As well as the community aspect, the structure of the program and how each chapter builds upon the previous one, helped her make sure she didn’t miss any steps and made sure she has a strong, firm foundation, on which to build her thriving business.

Chiara during her Business School journey:

  • Learned how to run Facebook ads to drive people to her landing page, and start running successful webinars to bring in new clients.
  • Got her first paid job as a motivational speaker
  • She became brave enough to make herself visible, setting up a POWER website and online presence, which led to her receiving numerous offers to collaborate with other bigger brands and partnerships.


Jordan Clark​

Jordan is the founder of Dooeys, a house shoe, made from plant-based and recycled materials. Tired of having to choose between wearing unsupportive slippers and outdoor sneakers at home, Jordan craved a stylish, comfortable house shoe that still captured the coziness of a traditional slipper. She knew there was a gap in the market, but she didn’t have the knowledge or experience to know where to start…
Jordan used the Future Females Business School Startup Success Path to take her idea out of her head and turn it into a reality. She said, “the Business School was one of the best decisions I made leading up to the launch of my business. It is 100% worth it”

Jordan during her Business School journey:

  • Generated 3,000 new leads through Facebook ads in just a few weeks
  • Launched and exceeded her Kickstarter target of $12,500 in just 3 days. Using this money to then fund the first stage of making her product and starting to scale.

Alicia Ferrer​

Alicia is the co-founder of Grüneo, an online gardening store that delivers the first-ever DIY indoor gardening box for beginner gardeners. The box gives you all-natural materials and technical support to grow a luscious garden on your windowsill. Alicia has vast experience in business and marketing, but have never started a business before. Both her and her co-founder, Lena, were unsure of where to start. The Future Females Business School showed them the best starting point and helped build from there. Alicia said, “with this intensive course of entrepreneurship, I was able to deep dive into the first steps of my business, for example, sketching my customer persona, writing my vision and learning about how to test a prototype”.

Alicia & Lena during their Business School journey:

  • Successfully launched a crowdfunding campaign (during the Covid lockdown). Raising €11,500 with 191 supporters and pre-selling 400 boxes across 9 European countries
  • Opened an online shop and start getting their first sales
  • Registered and founded a legal brand in Germany, with a German and European Organic certification

And we are proud to say we have many more success stories of how the Business School has helped over 500 female entrepreneurs around the world take those crucial first steps in building a successful business.

Are you ready to create your own success story?

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For many years now, the Millennial workforce has been consistently changing the way we work in more ways than one. As noted by NBC News, aside from raising awareness over various topics such as employee and workplace well-being, work-life balance, and flexibility, this new generation of professionals has also made it the norm for managers and company leaders to provide a steady flow of feedback.

  

This reality has eventually led to the emergence of hundreds of millions of resources on the different ways to give effective feedback. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about being on the other end: there just isn't enough information out there on how to receive feedback well. That being said, here are six tips that can help you get the most out of all the feedback you receive:

1. Handle your emotions offline 

We can't help it if certain comments make us feel certain ways -- we're only human after all. However, your emotional response is yours and yours alone to deal with. To ensure that you are capable of addressing every piece of the feedback with determination and an open mind, get negative emotional reactions out of your system through simple breathing exercises.
An article by Pain-Free Working explained how exercises like deep breathing, the 4-7-8 breathing technique, and the lion’s breath technique can help release tension in the head, promote relaxation and improve your mood in just a few minutes.

2. Identify good intentions 

Taking in criticism or feedback can be hard -- no matter how meaningful, constructive or true it may be. However, it is something you must overcome in order to become better at receiving feedback. Again, you have to remember that the person giving you an evaluation isn’t out to get you and intentionally hurt your feelings. They are there with the intention to help you see points of improvement.

3. Actively listen

Whether you are listening to a talk or participating in a class, the only foolproof way to learn as much as you can is by listening actively. This undeniable truth also applies when taking in feedback. When the other person is sharing his or her feedback with you, make sure to listen closely. Let the person share their complete evaluation, without interruption. Avoid analysing or questioning each and every comment, and instead, focus on trying to understand what the other person means and the perspective they are coming from. Once they are done, The Muse suggests repeating back the comment to ensure that you got everything right.

 4. ASK QUESTIONS

In addition to repeating the other person’s comments, it would also be in your best interest to ask questions if there are parts that you weren’t able to fully grasp. Asking questions will not only show how willing you are when it comes to understanding their assessment. This simple act can also help you have more clarity, get to the root of the issues raised and have access to some possible solutions for addressing said issues.

5. Learn from each feedback

Even if the feedback you’ve received is unfavourable, there is surely still something you can learn from it. Just like how you would try to ‘Overcome Failure’, ask yourself why you got such commentary. Then, use that knowledge to further improve your work and to ensure that the next feedback you’d get will be much better.

6. CIRCLE BACK

As the old saying goes, actions speak louder than words. With that in mind, after making sense of the feedback you've received, make sure to work on the items mentioned and issues raised. It would also be a good idea to circle back with them to see how things are going from their perspective. Doing so will not only strengthen your relationship with them, but also provide you with an opportunity to get more feedback.

Feedback can be thought of as two-way streets. Meaning to say, in order for it to be as effective as it can be, the giver should know how to offer meaningful comments while the receiver should know how to receive assessments well.

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