Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Marsha Clark, Owner of Marsha Clark & Associates, located in Frisco, TX, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I am in the business of leadership and executive development, with a specialty in women's leadership. I deliver my services through workshops and long-term programs, executive coaching, writing (author of the book "Embracing Your Power: A Woman's path to Authentic Leadership & Meaningful Relationships"), and a weekly podcast entitled "Your Authentic Path to Powerful Leadership with Marsha Clark.

Tell us about yourself

I am living a purposeful life helping women achieve success based on their own unique definition of what success means. As a now 70-year-old female who started as a secretary in my corporate life, ascending to a corporate officer role in a Fortune 50 technology company, I have lived the experience of being the first, the only, or one of a few women 'at the table' or 'in the room.' Sadly, my story is still very real today. I want to help women continue to grow in their careers and their leadership. I believe that leadership is a mindset that guides our life choices and, therefore, our life's path. I love what I do!!!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Developing, building, and sustaining my business for twenty-three years. So many in my line of work have come and gone. Being an entrepreneur is hard work and requires resilience along with clarity, relationships, and drive. My book is a best seller in two categories on Amazon, and I am just shy of 10,000 downloads of my weekly podcasts. I've worked with women from over 60 countries. All of these things make me very proud of the work I've done and continue to do.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Ensuring adequate cash flow. In my situation as a sole proprietor, my revenue is my paycheck. I need a steady stream of paying clients and a robust pipeline to sustain my business through the ups and downs of the market. Fortunately, my client relationships are strong, and this is no longer a worry. There were lots of 'gulp moments' in the early days.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Price to value and not to effort.
  2. Build strong relationships.
  3. Know your target audience.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

May the love that I've shared, the truth that I've told, and the work I've done speak for me!

Where can people find you and your business?


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