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How to be a #GirlBoss

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Do you dream of running your own business? Would you love to be a ‘#GirlBoss’ but have no idea where to begin? If you want to be up there with the likes of Sophia Amoruso, then you need to start right now. Becoming a girl boss takes hard work and dedication, but you can get there if you really want it. Read on to learn more:

Come Up With an Idea

So, all girl bosses need an idea. You can’t just expect one to fall in your lap, so you’re going to need to brainstorm a little. Think of the things you’re good at, and what you think the world needs. If you can think of something that combines both, you’re on to a winner! Many businesses get started completely by accident. However, this isn’t always the case. If you want to become a girl boss, you need to put some thought into it.

Make Sure You’re Passionate

You really need to be passionate about what you’re doing if you want to be a good girl boss. If you’re not passionate, the novelty can wear off and you might find yourself losing interest. You need to be enthusiastic about whatever it is you’re doing – your attitude is everything!

Work Hard

It goes without saying that you need to work hard. You need to put your all into this if you want it to work. Putting your all into it now will mean you can relax a little more later on down the line. This means working long hours, weekends, and doing whatever you can to get important things done. This is the only way you’re going to succeed! No girl boss has set hours. They do what needs to be done to make things work.

Learn How to Budget Effectively

Make sure you know how to budget effectively, or you could end up running out of money fast. Most business start ups get a loan of some kind to start them off, but you need to ration your money. Don’t go out buying designer office chairs straight away. You should only invest in the necessities, and then splash out later on down the line when you’re raking in some money. For some businesses, a new mobile phone might be essential. However, brand new Mac computers are not. Spend wisely!

Know How/Who to Hire

Eventually, you’re going to want to hire if you want to expand. But you need to know how and who to hire to have the best team imaginable. You should have a good interview process so you can find the very best candidates. Don’t take any chances. It’s always worth offering a little bit more money too, so you can get the best people for the job!

Be Sensible

You need to be as sensible as possible when you’re just starting out. Be ridiculously careful with your money, no matter how tempting it is to spend it. You never know when you might need it in an emergency! Don’t go out spending money on champagne and other luxuries either. Work hard, budget, and don’t stop until you have a steady stream of business. Only then can you relax a little bit. It’s hard work, but it’s worth it!

 

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