Business Model Design

Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach for Women Business Owners

There’s a reason things didn’t work out

We always want to get it right the first time. Because… what if we screw up? And lose time? Or money? Or face? Or credibility? Or love. But it so rarely works that way. I have 3 single friends who […]

Posted in: Business Model Design, Mindset & Priorities
Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach for Women Business Owners

Have you ever had this expectation?

I recently had a conversation with a beloved colleague about some changes she’s making to her business model. My Spidey sense prickled when she declared, “I need this next new business model to give me a big cash infusion this month […]

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Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach for Women Business Owners

How do you measure your success?

I totally screwed myself out of a deal (and I’m actually proud of it) On Friday the 13th, a potential client turned the tables on me. At the end of our conversation, she asked, “how do you measure YOUR success, […]

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The pivot after the pivot (after the pivot)

I’m attached to certain things. My naps, for example. Or at least the OPPORTUNITY to take a nap. Because having “nap time” blocked off in my calendar every day helps me to show up as my best self for my […]

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Sticker Shock 🏷 (I had no clue!)

While my favorite Irishman and I were drinking beer with friends in Boston last weekend, I learned something that blew me away. There’s a brewery in Massachusetts called Tree House that charges $96 for a case of craft beer. One […]

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Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach for Women Business Owners

inside my therapy appointment

So I’m sitting there in my therapist’s office, perched on the edge of a high-end vegan leather sofa straight out of an Anthropologie catalog… Having an existential crisis about my business. And the answer to the question “and how does […]

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Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach | Women Business Owners

You’re the one that I want

Between playing games of Pong on Atari and chasing boys around the playground, I was obsessed with watching Grease as a kid. I loved the makeover story lines… Beauty School Dropout… Greased Lightning… and of course the epic finale showcasing […]

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Women Business Owners | Business Pivot

What business owners are pivoting away from…

As a strategic thought partner and business coach, I’ve spent a LOT of quality time with kickass women business owners during my 17 years in the game — (anniversary October 28!) — and much of what we discuss is no […]

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The Cure | Women Business Owners

An Adventure In Finding The “Cure”

Two days into our trip last week, my favorite Irishman woke up with clusters of bug bites on his shoulder. A few days later they had multiplied, looked “angry” and felt achy. The doctor’s diagnosis? Shingles. That’s when things took […]

Posted in: Business Model Design, Marketing Strategy, Mindset & Priorities, Sales Strategy, Thought Leadership
Business Coach | Women Business Owners

Sometimes You Need To Turn Around To Pick Up More Passengers

Long before becoming a business coach for women business owners, I was a teenager in small town Minnesota looking for new ways to be entertained. One of our winter pastimes was perfecting what we nicknamed the “Rockford Files.” Also known […]

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