Career Tips for Small Businesses – Brit + Co

Whether you’re looking for career tips to grow your existing business or just have an idea, you can’t overestimate the power of learning from the firsthand experiences of successful business women. In their weekly podcast Teach me something new, Brit speaks to experts from all industries and corners of the world … but personally, we particularly enjoy the advice of the most successful women in business. From authenticity to your mission to embrace the unknown, these five pieces of advice from Teach Me Something New’s most famous guests will help make your business better than ever.

1. Make mistakes

Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler knew that a spinning class can mean so much more than just exercising. They found the sweet spot where mind, body and joy meet and founded SoulCycle. In addition to what they learned from winning their first customers (what they did before Instagram), these women have some unfiltered business tips and tips on how to deal with fears and insecurities.

2. Try new things

Stitch Fix career tips

With an admirable mixture of ingenuity and determination, Katrina Lake transformed her idea for a fashion styling company into the billionaire company Stitch Fix. Along with seeing how her one-woman team grew to tens of thousands, Lake also offers advice on how to keep self-doubt from stopping you.

3. Find the value

jeni's wonderful ice cream

Jeni Britton Bauer built Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams from the ground up after realizing how * vanilla * the ice cream industry had become. By seeing an industry need, she was able to make the world a little better at what is now her $ 100 million mark, and wants you to be able to do the same.

4. Be authentic

Melissa and Doug career tips

Melissa & Doug Co-Founder Melissa Bernstein knows the importance of being unique and the importance of admitting that we can’t do everything. From finding the right co-founder to dealing with copycat brands, Bernstein offers advice on balancing work and family, navigating all the emotions that come with work, and how to stay true to yourself.

5. Work hard

Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel knows that trusting your gut instincts and dealing with the ups and downs that go with being an entrepreneur are vital to both your health and the health of your business. Learn more about their mantra “find out” and how to find your own way.

These special episodes were recorded live for our self-made students. Selfmade is a comprehensive course for women who want to learn how to take their business or creative enterprise to the next level … AND it’s taught by some of the best and brightest female entrepreneurs of our time. Visit Selfmade to learn more and sign up!

To find out more about everything with Brit, subscribe to Teach Me Something New on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts.

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