Amber Berry is A Woman Making It Happen

Welcome to our weekly edition of Women Making it Happen (#WomenMakingItHappen). Every Wednesday and Friday we feature a woman entrepreneur who’s making it happen in the world of entrepreneurship! She's gonna share with us how she keeps it moving for her business venture(s). 
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” – Maya Angelou
Today’s featured woman is Amber Berry,  the owner of Feel Good Finances, where she teaches women the importance of having healthy finances.

We asked Amber to share a bit about what keeps her pushing and striving to #MakeItHappen!!!
  1. First, we’d like to thank you so much for being a featured guest on our blog.Tell us a little bit about your business ventures. Thank you so much for having me on and allowing me share! My name is Amber Berry and I recently launched my small business as a financial educator and money coach. I help women heal their negative money relationships so they can feel good about their finances and have the tools they need to meet their goals.
  2. What propelled you to venture off into entrepreneurship? It was nearly on a whim that I decided to take a chance on entrepreneurship. I was working two jobs at the time, a full-time and part-time. At the full-time job I had the opportunity to get benefits from my employer and make choices about retirement planning, but I had no idea where to begin to make sense of all of that jargon. So I started listening to podcasts and getting involved in the personal finance community online. It was so much fun! Until I realized that there are so many people in such emotional distress over their financial situations. I knew that I had to help! I found a business mentor to guide me along the way and make it happen and the rest is history.
  3. What are three important lessons you have learned since starting out in your business(es)? 1.) Fear will be everywhere, but you challenge yourself to stretch and do the scary thing anyway. Being an entrepreneur is going to take you to the next level of discomfort, especially if it is not in your nature to really put yourself out there. I’m rather introverted myself so going to conferences and networking events are extremely stressful for me. But being able to focus on the purpose of all of this work helps a little bit. If I can remember that I’m doing all of this so the clients who need my services can find me and get the support they’ve been looking for, then I can take myself out of the equation. It doesn’t make it less scary, just easier to proceed. Feel the fear and do it anyway! 2.) Support is SO necessary! I have accountability partners, I’m in a mastermind group full of ambitious women and I’m in several groups on Facebook. It has done wonders for me, and I would highly recommend that anyone thinking about starting business has some kind of support network. 3.) Failure is one of those necessary evils. There will be things you try that don’t work out the way you had hoped like you won’t be successful at closing every single sales call that you make and you will mess up when you first start networking. And it’s completely okay!! The most important thing is what happens after the failure. It’s imperative to be kind to yourself, and patient with the process. It gives you the space to take the lessons out of your experiences without beating yourself up.
  4. Have you faced any particular struggles being a woman owned business owner? The biggest challenge is trying not to fall victim to feeling intimidated in this field. It’s largely male dominated and it’s easy to feel out of place. But the support teams I have are great for working through those kinds of experiences.
  5. Tell us a little bit about your support circle; who do you rely upon for support and guidance? I have individual accountability partners that I a communicate with at least once per week. I am also a member of a mastermind group that has an older women which has been a wonderful source of personal and professional support. I really enjoy collaborating with women who have a great vision and commitment to fulfill their purpose.
  6. What advice would you give other women seeking to delve into entrepreneurship? If you feel a pull to try your hand at entrepreneurship, go for it! It won’t be easy but you can do it if you want it. And remember, if you want to start out as a solopreneur that doesn’t mean that you can’t have people in your corner walking with you on this journey. Despite what we are so often taught to believe, you don’t have to do it alone!
  7. Supporting other women in business is part of our mantra so tell us how can we support your business ventures? I hope you continue doing what you do! I think it’s wonderful that you have a space to promote and support other women in business but sharing your platform. Thank you so much for your generosity!

We hope you enjoyed the interview with our #WomenMakingItHappen Wednesday Entreprenur, Amber Berry. Reach out to her and show her some support! Visit her Facebook Fan Page.

If you know of a woman who’s pushing to #MakeItHappen in the world business, tag them with the hashtag #WomanMakeItHappen. We’d love to feature them in our weekly blog series. If you are interested in being a featured womanpreneur, visit this LINK to sign up!

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