Running a successful business (ProGroup) for 22 years was hard work but I had a partner (Karen Stinson) by my side who was there when I needed to think out-loud about a challenging situation or decision. She had my back and I had hers-we weren’t alone. During that time I joined the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), a national organization of successful women business owners, I found that my confidence as a business leader increased. I watched a group of sophisticated entrepreneurs discuss their business issues surrounded by those who cared, personally and professionally. It was fascinating to learn that “business is business” no matter what the industry, and amazing to see how women struggle, yet manage to have a life and a business.
We sold ProGroup in 2007 and I established Red Book, LLC. (www.redbookllc.com) to coach women business owners as they grow their business. I also took the position of Chapter Chair for two chapters of WPO. That’s when I realized how big a hurdle it is for women owned businesses to hit that $1 million revenue marker, despite the fact that they were working their tails off.
As I worked with my clients, I’d often hear, “I don’t qualify for WPO; is there any group I can join to get that kind of support?” As I looked around to find them an answer, I found many women making big business decisions alone. I created The Business Women’s Circle to provide these women the “PEERpower” that I found essential to my own success.
Please consider joining a Circle of The Business Women’s Circle to find out what PEERpower can do for you and your business.