It may not feel like the right time or place but entrepreneur, Claudia Gutierrez, says starting your own company at any stage of life is possible. Hear her top tips for business success.
Claudia Gutierrez was born in Columbia, South America. She has always had a passion for jewelry and handbags from a very young age. However, it wasn’t until 2012 that Claudia decided to take a leap of faith and launch the ClaudiaG Collection, selling to women nationwide in small trade shows and boutiques.
In 2014, Claudia attended a conference about direct sales. Inspired by the chance to empower other women to take control of their own careers, she completely changed the ClaudiaG business model repositioning the company for strong future growth with female enterprisers joining her team throughout the country. Today, the ClaudiaG Collection not only offers stylish women’s handbags, jewelry and accessories as well as a line of bags for men, but the company also provides a unique, life-changing opportunity for women who want to start their own business just like Claudia did in 2012.
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Think Like A Journalist Quote
“Any time is a good time to start a company.” –Ron Conway, Noted Startup Investor, SV Angel
A Good time to sWhat’s most important is what you want to accomplish.
Success Quote or Tip
The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
Claudia was working in corporate America but felt she was missing something in life. She went through a horrible divorce and wanted to feel proud and useful. That motivated her to start her own business. When she started the ClaudiaG Collection she wanted to make a difference in the lives of children. [6:03] Her proudest moment was making a donation to help foster-care children. The Arrow Foundation.
When It Didn’t Work
I’ve had so many of those…every single day.
The hardest time of this business was letting go of a particular line or collection that is dear to her but not working or selling. You have to accept that everybody is different. Find out how this when it didn’t work moment helped improve her business.
Top Tips Starting Your Own Company At Any Stage Of Life
Figure out what you want and what you love.
Every single day will be a struggle.
Be resilient. Keep going.
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