This week I went to the "Women Making a Difference in
Entrepreneurship" panel discussion that was cohosted by
Suffolk University's Alumni
Association, The Boston
Club, The Capital
Network, Center for Women
& Enterprise & Cambridge Trust
The panel of female leaders shared the secrets to their success
in entrepreneurship and offered the following key takeaways for
those looking for inspiration in launching their own start-up
- In order to be successful, you must be providing an innovative
solution that can't be found elsewhere and
evolution is critical to the long-term success of a business.
- People who say, "I should be an entrepreneur, I hate people!"
should NOT be entrepreneurs. When you are an entrepreneur, you work
for everyone in your company.
- Entrepreneurs need to be able to quickly plan and execute and
then be comfortable with risk.
- Building lasting relationships throughout your career is
crucial; these are the people that you can and will rely on time
and time again.
- Leading a company with your personal values will resonate with
your key audiences.
Overall, launching a company takes hard work, determination, and
significant risk. Companies aren't built overnight and you
must be seriously committed to the business. I'm not sure that I
fit the entrepreneurial mold, but I am proud to be a part of a
women-led company with an entrepreneurial spirit here in
Comey, account supervisor at Solomon McCown & Co.