Something that has become increasingly important to me as a solo-founder is establishing a sense of belonging during my work hours. It can get pretty lonely when you are faced with the challenges of starting a business and you are the ultimate decision-maker. Granted, I have excellent mentors, advisers, coaches, and team members but you often are pushed to make a final call that could be transformational or detrimental to your business and that can be nerve-wracking. That's what it means to be the CEO and founder of a growing company. I’ve found that re-thinking ‘belonging’ has been instrumental. While my business is too young to have a corporate board, it’s never too early to set up a bunch of ‘board-like’ relationships with various groups of people.
I am the founder and CEO of Bossy Cosmetics, a women’s empowerment and mission-driven brand masquerading as a beauty company. Odd way to describe our business but I think it’s the truth. We exist to ignite confidence in ambitious working women, and we do that by offering cruelty-free and gorgeous makeup products in addition to providing relevant topical content and essential services for these women.