Do you remember the great ‘80s song about women’s empowerment by the Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin, “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves”? It had a real heavy, fun dance beat and the lyrics went like this:
Now this is a song to celebrate the conscious liberation of the female state
Mothers, daughters and their daughters too
Woman to woman we’re singing with you
The inferior sex has got a new exterior
We got doctors, lawyers (Yes we do), politicians too
Everybody take a look around
Can you see, can you see, can you see there’s a woman right next to you
We say, “Sisters are doin’ it for themselves” (Oh yes we are)
Standin’ on their own two feet an’ ringin’ on their own bells
Sisters are doin’ it for themselves
At OfficeSlice, we’ve got girlfriends doin’ it for themselves. One member at a time, one day at a time, we are taking our businesses, our connections, and our vision and working together to grow our influence and our prosperity. Women are leading the charge in the changing economy, and as a result both the business landscape and the fundamental way business is being done are changing as well. We are not the behind-the-scenes women of yesteryear or even a few years ago. We are out in front, heading towards a new bright horizon. The womenpreneurs at OfficeSlice are dreaming big!
The other day I had a conversation with a new member. She related the story of where she had been a few months ago, before she had known about OfficeSlice. She had found herself stuck, really stuck and frightened with no one to turn to or call to get some solid business advice. She said, “I felt like I was in this dark corner, and I could not get to the light switch on the opposite side of the room.” She needed a way to get her business to shift and start growing so she could see the light. She decided to hire a consultant who promised that they could get the “lights” turned on and get her business on track. Our member couldn’t really afford the consultant’s fee, but she felt desperate to get out of that dark corner, so she paid and hoped for the best. This story does not end happily. The consultant took our member’s money and left her almost exactly where she was when she had called them. Does this happen to everyone who hires a consultant? No, but this particular consultant saw someone who could be taken advantage of and did so.
The good news is that OfficeSlice is now our member’s go-to place for business advice and brainstorming. She can meet up with other members and meet with consultants for a complimentary consultation. And the next time she finds herself in a corner, she can come in and brainstorm with other members. The investment is small, but the rewards of belonging to a space like OfficeSlice are huge. It’s not just a place to rent a desk; it’s a community where you can make the connections to help your business flourish.
If you are a small business owner, a startup, an entrepreneur, or a mompreneur, you may find yourself thinking you make your business succeed. Before you let yourself get frozen with fear and confusion, get on the web and Google one of your favorite role models and see what they did to get them through the hard days. Better yet, get out of your head, get out of your house, and get yourself down to OfficeSlice to talk to one of our coaches, consultants on call, or members. There’s nothing for banishing your fears like solid feedback, suggestions, and ideas on what you need to do to get back on track, dream big, and move forward!
Judy Santos is the Founder and Managing Director of OfficeSlice.
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