We are so excited to have Danielle as our first Featured Female of 2017. We are wanting to start our year off with a “BANG” and getting ready to launch our secret project that we have been working on for the past few months. So, it just seemed fitting that Danielle would be our first featured female.
We are excited to share each month a female entrepreneur. Someone who is inspiring and hard working and making her dreams come true. Danielle is setting the bar high and we are so blessed to share this little snippet into her life with all of you. Not only is she a goal setter and an inspiration she is also someone we are proud to call a friend.
Introducing Danielle the founder of:
Web page – Vancitybusinessbabes.com
Instagram – @vancitybusinessbabes
Facebook – Vancity Business Babes
Picture by @amberleighphotog
1. Why did you decide to start your own business? What inspired this dream and idea to take flight? and What do you do?
I spend some time working for other people in traditional jobs and I found out very quickly that it wasn’t for me. I wanted more freedom and flexibility with my schedule!
I first started partnering with a health & wellness company and started my own home based business with them. I loved diving into entrepreneurship and learning about marketing, social media, and also all the personal development that came along with it.
I Later launched a women’s networking organization that brings like minded ladies together to share their success, strategies and it is also a space to connect both for business but also to create community and friendships. I wanted to create events that were educational, fun and gave people an opportunity to connect in an authentic way.
2. What has been the hardest part of your journey so far?
I think the hardest thing about building your own business is believing in yourself and getting over “what will people think?” There is a lot of fear surrounding this. I think that is why it’s SO important to surround yourself with people that are going to lift you up and encourage you!
3. What Advice would you give someone who has a dream to start their own business, but doesn’t know how to go about making it become reality?
Connect with someone who has created a business for themselves, talk to them about your dreams and bounce around Ideas. Ask for advice and start to research what will be needed in order to build that business. Start with very small steps (30 min or less) per day but work on it every single day. You’ll be shocked at how much you can get done!
4. How do you gain new inspiration to keep your business fresh and appealing?
Asking people what they want! 🙂 The best thing you can do as a business is to connect with your clients and community you have built and ask them what they would like to see. The main reason you are in business is to serve them, so ask them how you can do that!
5. Who has been an inspirational person in your journey thus far?
That s a very hard question. I have many local connections who have been extremely inspiring to me! But I also have many, what i like to call “virtual” mentors. I listen to their podcasts and videos! One of my favorite podcasts at the moment is “Goal Diggers
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6. What is your favorite part of your day?
When I first wake up! I do about a 10-15 min workout, then I make myself coffee and I sit and read for about 20 min. I am currently waking up extremely early: 4:30/5 am- But I am also going to bed around 9:30 pm
7. How do you relax?
A bath is one of my favorite ways to relax, with bath salts, or a good hot tub! (I would love to have a hot tub in my own backyard someday! )
8. What brings you joy?
Time with family and close friends, and my Faith- I love spending my Sundays at church and going for breakfast after with Family! Favorite time of the week!
9. what would you hope to be known for one day? What do you want your legacy to be?
I want to be known as someone who was authentic, someone who made others feel comfortable enough to be vulnerable. I want to be known as someone who was encouraging and inspiring! 🙂
Thank you so much Danielle for taking the time to share with us a little from your journey. Looking forward to following you as you continue to change the world around you.