Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Kate Rosenow, Owner of Work Well with Kate, located in Raleigh, NC, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Work Well with Kate helps service-based business owners organize and streamline their operations and implement the right systems so they can create a profitable business with freedom and flexibility.
Tell us about yourself
When I built my first business in 2013, it was incredibly successful by all outside metrics, but internally I felt like I was drowning. I felt there was a bigger goal I needed to achieve that wasn't just on paper or a to-do list. I didn’t want to just make a living financially; I wanted to make a lifestyle I loved and was excited about.
The only problem was I hadn’t set up my business to work for the life I wanted. I realized I needed to make some changes in my business if I was ever going to make the changes I wanted in my life. Once I did that, I realized I wanted to help others do the same, so Work Well with Kate was born.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Building a business that allows me to make a living and also have an amazing lifestyle.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
Feeling isolated when you're running a business alone. That's why it's so important to me to reach out for support from experts and my community.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Don't get overwhelmed by all the things you think you should be doing, just do the next thing on the list.
- You don't have to do it all - ask for help when you need it.
- Focus on building your business around the life you want instead of life around a business that is running you.
Where can people find you and your business?
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