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Ten Challenges And Benefits Every Business Owner Can Relate To

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD) and cabi asked me to talk a little bit about being a business woman and an entrepreneur. I’ve run my own business since 2005 and am so thankful for my occupation… but it does have its ups and downs.

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If you aren’t familiar, IWD (March 8th) is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women throughout the world. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

cabi sent me the Siena Blouse and I’m wearing it as the centerpiece of my above outfit. It’s from the Spring 2016 Collection! Proceeds of the Siena Blouse go to the Heart of cabi Foundation which supports the first one-for-one micro lending program that helps fund small business loans and training programs for female entrepreneurs in developing countries. What a great way to give back — simply purchase the above blouse and get involved.

Besides the Siena Blouse, I’m also wearing the Slimmie jeans and the Helios necklace.

Now, onto the point of this post!

Ten Challenges And Benefits Every Business Owner Can Relate To

5 Challenges Every Business Owner Can Relate To:

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The never ending supply of incoming email — even on the weekends.

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You don’t have set office hours… so you never really ever stop working. The hustle is real.

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All the pressure of your business succeeding lies on your shoulders.

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Having a bad month means not being able to pay your bills.

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There’s always someone around who is ready to steal your clients.

5 Perks Every Business Owner Can Relate To:

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Unlimited access to the coffee machine (and it’s always your favorite flavor)

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You are your own boss and well… yeah.

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If you really do need to take a break… you can.

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You actually have PRIDE in your work.

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If you need a change of scenery, you can just pick up and go and take your work with you.

What are some of the pluses and negatives you feel towards your job? Would love to hear your thoughts!

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*cabi sent me clothes to review

Vera
Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.