228- Think like a Bridechilla Entrepreneur with Danielle Tate
For one of the biggest financial transactions of our lives, a lot of us don’t treat our wedding in a very business(y) way. We work hard for our money and hopefully find value and are mindful about the things that we invest in and spend our money on.
On today’s show, I bring you an interview with an entrepreneur and author who I greatly admire, Danielle Tate. She is the founder and CEO of the name changing website MissNowMrs.com and the author of Elegant Entrepreneur, The Female Founders Guide to Starting & Growing Your First Company.
Danielle shares insights in to shifting your perspective when it comes to planning your wedding by taking a business mindset when you plan your wedding by using it in tasks to make planning easier and ensure that your money will go further.
Project management and being organised- being honest about your own goals when it comes to what you want, not what you think you should want.How to self advocate, believe in your ideas and the processes that you set up.
Problems are opportunities in disguise, reminding us that as a Bridechilla, you find opportunities and make situations work for you.
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Empowering you to build your Bridechilla team of helpers and allocate tasks.
Getting off on the right foot and future planning for after the wedding Danielle shares her winning mantra ‘Never wish for it more than you work for it’, something I think we can use everyday, in wedding planning and life in general.
Finally we enjoy some wonderful stories about name changes and the making sure you discuss whether or not you are planning to change your name before guests and family members order you a bunch of monogrammed gifts!
Across a decade of her career as an entrepreneur, Danielle Tate learned how to transform good ideas into successful businesses. At age 25 she bootstrapped MissNowMrs and grew it into a multimillion-dollar enterprise. As a young female founder, she noticed that few business guides offered step-by-step advice to smart but inexperienced women.
Elegant Entrepreneur draws on Tate’s experience and on conversations with prominent entrepreneurs and top executives. She not only shows -- in straightforward and easily accessible terms -- how one can transform a rough concept into a lucrative business; she also gives readers a privileged peek into the entrepreneur lifestyle that allows business owners to take charge of their lives.
Relevant both to women with no business background and to those in the process of developing a business, Elegant Entrepreneur offers key information and concepts from idea to exit. It discusses the early stages of evaluating an idea, understanding market demands, pitching ideas, building a team of partners and employees, launching, fundraising, marketing and growing a company, handling competition, and knowing when to sell. Tate navigates complex business terrain with clarity, insight, and yes, elegance. Readers are given the chance to see if entrepreneurship is right for them, and stand to gain the freedom, flexibility, and job satisfaction that comes with founding and running one’s own business.