At Life Proper, we recognize the value of supporting and uplifting other female business owners. It lies at the heart of who we are as a brand. We, at Life Proper, seek to help women streamline their work with our products and share trade secrets and successes that can benefit all female business owners.
An Online Community
Every woman needs a support system; somewhere they can go to share ideas, ask advice and seek mentorship. While not every business owner has that in her immediate community, online groups have become an accessible and reliable way to discuss and engage with women in your industry.
One of our favorite online communities is the Create & Cultivate Facebook Group. With over 100,000 members, this community serves as an incredible tool to help women connect and find the solutions they are searching for. From looking to hire a new employee to searching for advice on the best project management software, the Create & Cultivate Community always has something to offer.
Another outlet for women who have founded their own business is the Female Founder Collective, a community that Life Proper’s Founder, Ashley Marks, is proud to represent. The Female Founder Collective is a network of businesses led by women, supporting women. Their mission is to enable and empower female owned and led businesses to positively impact communities, both socially and economically.
A Local Networking Group
While online community groups are a necessary component of furthering your business, having a local networking group is an absolute must. Many women working in the creative industry work remotely, separated from their team and immediate co-workers. One tool to combat feeling isolated or removed is engaging with a local group of professionals who meet for monthly networking events, social gatherings and community events.
This provides not only a social outlet, but an opportunity for you to market your business and share your passion for what you do. Never underestimate the value of having people nearby. Sometimes, a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop serves as the best form of encouragement.
Having a mentor is an invaluable piece of being a business owner. Experience aside, there is always something to be learned. Having an outside perspective is not only a benefit to you, but serves as a benefit to the long-term success of your business and brand.
Reach out to someone you respect or get involved with a local program that creates space for business mentorship, like SCORE. Never underestimate the value of gathering outside input from an experienced business owner.
A Supportive Team
Behind every successful business is a close-knit team who is working hard for the success of your brand. Never fall into the belief that you have to run your business alone. No matter how productive you might be, there is enormous benefit in having a team who understands your business and cares deeply for the success of your brand.
When looking for the perfect team, search for people who are honest, eager to learn and passionate about their work. That is the kind of team that creates streamlined work for any business owner.
A Personal Stylist
When you are constantly running from meeting to meeting, chances are, your schedule is packed to the brim, allowing for little time to shop. Don’t let your personal style be put on the back burner with increasing workloads. See this as an opportunity to invite someone into your wardrobe and help you find pieces that can keep up with your lifestyle. At Jackie, your Personal Stylist will take the time to understand the ins and outs of your day to day. From the blazers you flaunt in the office, to the leggings you wear to spin class, your Stylist will help you find the perfect fit.
A Well-Designed Handbag
Don’t let your handbag slow you down. At Life Proper, we create luxurious handbags with the capacity to carry all of your necessities. From laptops to sketch pads and everything in between, each bag has strategically placed pockets for easy organization. For handsfree travel, consider the Daypack. If you are looking for the perfect oversized tote to streamline your day, invest in the Flight Tote. Even our Laptop Sleeve serves as a great addition to your collection. With our six, carefully curated designs, you are sure to find a handbag that helps you streamline your workflow without sacrificing style.*Photos by Ray & Arrow