Business Model Design

Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach for Women Business Owners

ONWARD!!

The women who come out on top are the ones using this time to determine how to pivot and change. There are people acting out of fear right now. (Like the ones who bought literally all the frozen veggies and chocolate […]

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Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach for Women Business Owners

The biggest mistake you can make

Open up any profile in Entrepreneur magazine and you’ll read about the failures each founder experienced on her way to flying high. Despite knowing this… why do we go out of our way to avoid failure… rather than doing something that “might” […]

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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 […]

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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

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, Carolyn?” And I instantly responded: By the success of my CLIENTS. But it’s not […]

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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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