YOU'VE PROBABLY BEEN AT THIS BUSINESS THING FOR A BIT
And you love nothing more than creating amazing products with your bare hands.
Or serving your clients in a way that gives them "A-ha!" moments and lightbulb breakthroughs.
Or teaching people how to grow successful blogs, brand, businesses, babies, families...you name it, you're a teacher and you love it.
Or maybe you haven't quite yet started, but you know that you've got purpose and drive...now all you need is a little help and some amazing women to reach out to.
AND LET'S BE HONEST...WE COULD ALL USE A LITTLE MORE MONEY, RIGHT?
Not because you want to swim in piles of money like Scrooge McDuck (though that would be fun. Take a picture, will ya?).
Because you know how important it is to support your family, to create a life that you love, and to run a business that FEELS GOOD. Not icky. Not scammy. Not sales-y.
And because you know a little more moolah means more ways to give to causes you care about, either with your time OR your money.
BUT RUNNING A BUSINESS IS TOUGH
Especially in a place where community around creativity seems...a little more underground than it should be.
Where there aren't tons of opportunities for us creatives to congregate, swap stories, really put our heads together and get to know each other.
And it can be hard when you're brand new and you try to reach out to local business owners to collaborate, only to be on the receiving end of a not-so-nice email. Or worse, ignored.
DON'T WORRY, SISTER. WE GET IT.
AND WE'RE HERE TO CHANGE THAT.
I'm Lauren Caselli, of Lauren Caselli Events, and I started the Boss Lady Community in Montana in April 2015 because I was tired of working at home, alone, without anyone to bounce ideas off of.
I was over feeling like I was doing it all wrong.
I was sad that I had no one to talk to about the real struggle that is paying your quarterly taxes.
I was sick of lying face up, staring at the ceiling, because I didn't know how to motivate myself to get things done (in case you're wondering who I am, I'm that intensely focused chickadee up there...or you can read more about me if you click here).
So in January 2015, I gathered an amazing group of women in my tiny apartment in Bozeman, MT and I started with two questions:
"What do you love about being a business owner?"
"What is hard about being a business owner?"
Three hours later, we were still in my apartment, talking about business ownership and it hit me:
I believe that more women need to experience this feeling of sisterhood.
Especially around something as hard and as important as growing a business and a life at the same time.
THE TENETS OF BEING A BOSS
1. I will be honest, open, and eager about the GOOD THINGS that come to me as a business owner.
Because the world doesn't get better when you play small. Play it big, sister.
2. I will be honest, open, and eager about the BAD THINGS that come to me as a business owner.
Because vulnerability in business ownership is sexy. We all have to struggle, and talking about the struggle and letting others support you is where real, badass biz ownership power comes from.
3. I will lift other Boss Ladies up.
Because it's hard enough owning a business. We don't need to deal with jealousy, stifling competition, smack talk, and "nice" criticism on top of remembering to pay our taxes. We gotta work together, mama.
4. I will ask for help.
Because you can't do it alone. Let me repeat: You. Cannot. Do. It. Alone. Get used to asking for what you need.
WHAT WE DO
Mostly, in-person networking and learning events in the state of Montana and the Mountain West (stay tuned...that's gunna change REAL soon!)
We also do webinars every month on business building topics. Want in? Drop your email below, or see this month's webinar topic right here.
WANT TO BE A PART OF IT?
Drop your name and email below. So glad you're one of us, sister!
Need to get in touch with me? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.