Are You a #GirlOnFire?
This post is sponsored by Intuit. The content and opinions expressed below solely reflect those of the author.
As a small business owner, I deeply relate to the struggles and insanely cyclical nature of owning your own business. I struggle every day, but those are the same struggles which excite, drive, infuriate, and motivate me simultaneously to continue pushing forward to achieve my goals of growing my brand and business(es).
One minute, I am thinking about how my digital media platform will be coded, and the next, I am focusing on the marketing required to reach millions and looking towards the future, hopefully billions, with my messages of women's empowerment, entrepreneurship education, diversity awareness, and youth empowerment. A small business owner's time is demanded by every possible area of the business, and it is exciting as well as hectic to manage the number of moving parts that we need to manage each and every day.
A thrilling byproduct of owning my own digital creative agency is that I have become quite proficient in all areas of the business: sales, marketing, technical creativity in thinking of how the platform or websites should look, the user experience of the platform, because I have had no other choice but to dive in head first into the ocean of entrepreneurship and figure out how to survive and swim. Adaptability is key.
Empowering entrepreneurs to be the most effective, efficient, and impactful that they can possibly be is my goal, which is why I am excited to be partnering with Intuit to champion small business owners. The first minute of the day we think that we are in the green, and by the end of the day, we may quite actually be inching towards red, and this proclivity towards risk-taking and the high risk, high reward game is what keeps me and so many others hooked and hooked for life, in most cases. As a female founder, I have firsthand experienced how challenging it can be to not just start your own business but then to aim to scale it into the millions of dollars in annual revenue. It all is extraordinarily challenging and abstract to navigate. In 2017, female founders received only 2% of venture capital dollars, which devastates me, and which is why I am so excited to be partnering with a master brand integral to fueling small business growth.
We are partnering to share a special grand prize contest for my U.S. go-getters! Here is the scoop:
✅ Nominate an entrepreneur in your life by posting a picture on Instagram and sharing why you think that they are a #GirlOnFire. You could both win SXSW tickets and VIP access to all things Intuit at SXSW.
✅ What will you win you ask? The grand prize winner will be announced on March 5 and wins a 4-day and 3-night trip for the winner and one guest to SXSW in Austin, Texas between March 12 and March 15, 2018. Contest ends on February 28. The trip includes:
- Two tickets to SXSW
- 3 night's hotel accommodations;
- Round trip coach class airfare; and
- VIP access to Intuit's activation.
Grand Prize Contest Rules:
- Post 1 picture to Instagram
- Tag @Intuit in the picture
- Caption includes
- Name of the entrepreneur being nominated
- Story about why they are a #GirlOnFire
- Tag @Intuit
- Use #GirlOnFire hashtag
- Use #Contest hashtag
- Use #Contest
Who will you nominate as a founder and a total #GirlOnFire my go-getters? I am so excited to see and champion girls on fire founders with you.
Thank you for your support of entrepreneurship! We are job creators, world changers, and dreamers of the highest order of magnitude, and we are thankful for you.