Agility always matters no matter what’s thrown at us
An entrepreneur’s journey is both a joy and a burden. In tough times, when your own judgement is clouded over or you need help, you should have a strong system of support to rely upon
Entrepreneurship is a journey—a hard, lonely one that can drive one crazy at times, but is equally rewarding and fulfilling. It has many highs and lows. In fact, the lows can be especially frequent for women entrepreneurs. We still often face resistance to our leadership, whether from employees, suppliers or investors. When I first pitched a cosmetics business years ago for funding to a bunch of venture capitalists (VCs), most of whom were men, they turned it down. It was probably a business that did not resonate with them. Today, most VCs we meet are astonished by Sugar Cosmetics’ fast growth and we have been getting expressions of interest from some of the biggest VC firms.