WomensBiz Academy is my second small business. My first, was a yoga business.
While I knew how to teach yoga, I knew nothing about running a small business. And yes, in those early days as a business woman, there were many moments of overwhelm and wondering what I had gotten myself into.
Not one to give up on things and keen to learn more about small business, I buried myself in business books, attended small business workshops and learned all that I could about starting, running and growing a small business.
However, the biggest turning point in my small business was having the opportunity to work with a wonderful business mentor. Not only did she share her business wisdom with me, she helped me believe in myself as a business woman and gave me the confidence to step out of my comfort zone and work toward creating the small business I was dreaming of.
After 10 years of teaching yoga, I came to the realisation that I enjoyed the business aspects more than the actual teaching of yoga. So I closed my yoga business down and enrolled in and completed my Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the prestigious Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM).
Knowing the challenges of small business firsthand, my intention of completing a MBA was to learn even more about business so I could combine my small business experience with formal business studies to support other women on their own small business journey.