Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Angelic Veasman, Founder of Lady Powerhouse Solutions, located in Brooksville, FL, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Lady Powerhouse Solutions is a small but fierce business with a heart-centered approach to offering project and event management to those females (or female-identified) executives, coaches, or entrepreneurs already on fire and lighting the world up with their passion and drive to achieve their missions in the most authentic way possible. Our ideal clients are women entrepreneurs who are authentic, Mission and value-driven, Smart, Respectful, Funny, Communicative, Playful, Willing to entrust a team member to get the job done, Teachable, Appreciative, Looking to regain time and focus, Needing a team member, and requiring excellence.
Tell us about yourself
Sixteen. That is how old I was when I started working. One of my first jobs was singing telegrams. (What? You're not surprised?). I've worked in restaurants and small-town cafes. I've worked as a medical transcriptionist for a private physician promotions specialist for a PR Firm, and I've been an assistant to web designers. I've been in human resource departments and quality control. I've been in groundskeeping and linen services. I've coordinated advanced life support education and certification courses and group health care programs... I've done work for foundations and performed major fundraising events. I've trained employees. And I've even opened and closed my own retail businesses.
“I been workin’ all my life…”
No matter the industry, in one way or another, I've been creating solid infrastructure for business operations since 1991. While I've always enjoyed it, and I've explored umpteen areas (see that list above), nothing has stuck. Nothing has felt like home. My last employment was a leap I took. I got in on the ground floor of a growing company with the hope of growth and advancement. I learned a lot, but I also learned the possibility of advancement that I had imagined wasn't there.
But that's okay. It was destiny's way of nudging me along and saying," NEXT! You are meant for more."
I reached a point where I said, "No more working for others, making everyone else awesome. It's time for me and what I am called to do."
It was time for a bigger leap.
But what was that exactly?
I've been on this long and winding road to find my place and my own sense of purpose. How could I offer all of my refined skills and greatest strengths in a way that earned me the living I needed while also being more than just raking in the dough? I wanted what I did to mean something. I wanted who I did it for to matter because what they did mattered to someone else. And I wanted to be seen. Appreciated for being more than a cog in the wheel. In search for the answer, I came across the Expert VA Training program. The timing was serendipitous.
Then, there I was at a LIVE event (originally with low expectations), suddenly enrolling in this program and well on my way to learning how to build my own virtual business. A business I loved. One that leveraged my skills and talents. One that served others. One that gave me the power and freedom to choose who to serve and how.
Through the lessons and the coaching, and the soul searching, I discovered exactly the business I wanted to create.
"You can't stop the girl from going…Oh, I know you feel the lightnin' And, it's so exciting; so, here we come…."
The places I've felt the most aligned and the most fulfilled have been places with a focus on serving others. They have been mission-driven. They have had a purpose and calling toward something greater. To make an impact.
The people I most admire are women empowering other women. Who share their knowledge and experience in the name of encouraging others. Who offer their light and brilliance to the world in an effort to help others rise. So naturally, my clients are women on fire. Women empowering women. Women supporting women's initiatives. Authentic women. Women with resolve and on a mission. Women who want to help and unite others. Who honor their calling and act with purpose in an effort to achieve their vision.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment as a business owner has been my willingness to show up each day, do the very best I can for myself, my team, and my clients. As business owners, we benefit from accepting the idea that business is an ebb and flow, not just in volume or revenue, but also in our strategy, our marketing, our systems, and processes - in every aspect.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
I think for women business owners - the hardest part is learning to ask for help and create our business support system - the inner circle of people we can trust and depend upon for support.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
First and foremost - don't wait - don't wait for the time to be right (it won't), don't wait to get all your ducks in a row (they won't), don't wait for whatever it is. Secondly, show up consistently for your business, commit to investing the time, attention, and resources it will need to grow. Lastly, find and nurture your inner circle of people you can trust and depend on for support - then nurture those relationships by being there for them as well.
Where can people find you and your business?
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