Podcast Episode: 011 Start Fresh: How You Can Learn New Skills As An Entrepreneur

Episode Summary:

In this episode, Take The Lead Co-Founder and President Gloria Feldt welcomes to the show Heli Prilliman, founder and CEO of Laquerbar, and Denise Lee, CEO and Founder of Alala. Heli and Denise represent two powerhouse entrepreneurs with unique success stories. Heli opens up about the harsh truth about fundraising for a woman-led start-up while Denise shares the top three questions that every female entrepreneur should ask herself before starting a business. They talk about the importance of passion and having a shared vision for your company. Finally, Denise and Heli provide some sage advice for women who have become inspired to begin their entrepreneurial journeys. 

The included interview first aired live on YouTube during Take The Lead’s Virtual Happy Hour. Watch the video here.

**This episode is brought to you by Take The Lead’s “50 Women Can Change the World” program.

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“There’s just that inherent bias against women-based companies and companies that are building things for women, so it’s tough.”

— Heli Prilliman

“You have to be finding ways to make revenue at every corner that you can and as quickly as you can.”

— Heli Prilliman

“You have to really also be true to yourself, and your passion, and your skillset, and your experience.”

— Denise Lee

“Nobody should be scared to share their ideas. And, I think the more people you share your idea with at any stage, the easier it is to refine that idea.”

— Denise Lee

“If you’re building something amazing, someone’s gonna come after it. And it’s your responsibility as an entrepreneur to always be thinking about what’s next, how to innovate, what’s the next big thing, so that you’re constantly ahead of the curve.”

— Heli Prilliman

“It’s better to make a quick bad decision than a slow good decision.”

— Denise Lee

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