As a female entrepreneur or founder, a freelancer, or a business owner, have you ever found yourself stressed or feeling overwhelmed with the thought that you have to hustle your way through business, fight every fear you have and crush all your business goals to be a success? Preferably before you are 30 and while wearing a pair of killer heels? And if by any chance that isn't your reality, have you felt bad about not having 'made it'?
So it's time to get personal. Since starting on the freelance road, I have been on one of the rockiest and most fulfilling adventures of my life. I have never regretted the decision to leave my full-time job and take the leap to self-employment.
We first met Alice at London Fashion Week, and the design and style in her pieces completely captivated us - chic and stylish wear for the modern working woman with a beautiful London vibe. With her calm and creative energy, she easily personified what The Moderna woman is all about. Alice kindly invited us into her home office so we could learn more about her journey in the fashion world and how she manages being a designer, a mother and an entrepreneur extraordinaire.
As a freelancer, remote worker, or female entrepreneur, your most precious and prized space is probably your home office. But let’s face it, oftentimes you just need to get out of your home and interact in the real world. Being a female entrepreneur can be a lonely business sometimes, so it’s both healthy and fun to get outside and do some work out of your normal environment. Enter co-working space. There has been a huge influx of co-working and shared working spaces popping up all over London.
The freedom and flexibility that come with freelancing are usually the two most important factors when deciding to go solo. You can set your own schedule, choose your projects, and work when and how you want.
More and more career driven women are beginning to ditch their 9 to 5 job and look for alternative ways to make a living. Freelancing can give you a unique level of freedom where you can choose when and where you work, and to some extent, who you work with. However, it’s also notoriously insecure and can be very stressful. So if you’re looking to launch a new freelance career, here are a few tips to help ease you in.
As a female entrepreneur, the temptation to stay within your comfort zone is so appealing precisely because it’s so comforting. It helps minimise stress and makes you feel secure, and who doesn't want to live stress-free, right?
Networking brings with it huge potential for building contacts within your industry, and of course, bringing on board new clients. But learning how to manage those new business contacts and truly nurture them into future clients is something that female entrepreneurs and freelancers often struggle with.
With its cold winds and sizzling fireplaces, winter can be the enemy of exercise. And when you're sitting, huddled in a cosy blanket with a cup of tea and chocolate biscuit in hand, the thought of leaving for a brutal, windswept run is, of course, completely unbearable (we get it!).
As a female entrepreneur, being able to maintain a vibrant social life whilst pursuing your dreams is difficult, but not impossible. We share top tips for what helps to stay as balanced during busy times.
Vestiaire Collective, Europe's leading trusted social site for the resale of designer and premium fashion, is excited to announce the launch of its Ultimate Wardrobe Detox Guide. Developed in partnership with Anuschka Rees of into-mind.com, the style guru who knows how to create the ultimate wardrobe, this 8-page guide gives you an easy step-by-step guide to applying the rules of minimalism to your wardrobe.
Are you tired of living in the struggle, the rat race, and the hum-drum of life? Are you ready to experience something MORE for yourself? More money, more love, more happiness, more peace? Are you ready to live your fullest life as you've always wanted? If you aren't on that law of attraction train, you need to get on it. Mindfulness and positive thinking aren't just for spiritualists, monks, and hippies.
The rise of the nerd has been a hot topic for some time now, with tech startups popping up everywhere and countless opportunities to get involved. Despite this, the tech industry still has very few female developers, which means women have little influence on how these future technologies are being shaped.
It can be difficult to detox during this time of the year - with the London cold driving me to cuddle up with my favourite comfort foods, and New Year's resolutions all but forgotten, I have to admit it's hard to stay away from my beloved vices - starches, sugar and red meat. It's one of my personal goals to shape up and get healthy for 2016.
Girlboss. It's the word that has sparked quite a revolution within millennial women. Those of us with desires and dreams to create lives where we work for ourselves are being spurned on and inspired by this word. For some of us, the status quo of living the corporate life, commuting, clocking in from 9-5 (on a good day), timing your 1 hour lunch (often times at your desk) and getting approval on when you can and can not take a holiday has begun to grind us down.
Crystals and gems and stones, oh my! From amethyst to quartz and everything in between, crystals are a great addition to have in any home. Not only do they do wonders for the feng shui in your space, they are beautiful, unique and attract a ‘magical’ energy into your world.
That's a wrap!London Fashion Week has come and gone and we at The Moderna had a crazy/wonderful time meeting with emerging designers, viewing some beautiful collections and cataloguing some of the trends coming your way.
Writing your idea down and bringing it to life with structure and strategy can make the difference between having an expensive hobby or a successful business. Regardless of what industry you’re in or what your business venture is, having a clear and thought out plan for start up, monetisation and growth can help you stay focused.
If you're anything like us, you've tried all different types of remedies and potions to get clear, glowing skin. We've dealt with acne off and on for most of our teenage and adult lives and finally over the past year or two, we've both been able to get a handle on our skin and understand what it needs.
Listen, it happens - you set goals for yourself, you have the best intentions, you know what you need to do, but you would rather pull the covers over your head, sleep a bit more and watch 'Making a Murderer' on a loop with your favourite Deliveroo meal and glass of merlot...
As January wanes and the rest of the year looms forward, it's time to shrug off 'resolutions' and get down to business in making 2016 your best year yet. I no longer attempt to hold myself up to arbitrary standards of perfection and success, but I do invest my time and energy in the right places and I'm consistent with it.
When you run a business it can be so easy to get caught up in a one-track state of mind. All of your energy, down time and resources can feel like they only revolve around your business - especially in the beginning when you are trying to establish yourself.
2016 is here! To create a life that we love, we have to do more than hope, wish, and like pictures on Instagram. We have to get clarity on what we really want in our lives and subsequently work through the fear and the challenges to make it happen.