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EP136 The State of Small Business with Tara Gentile

Eleanor Beaton
Eleanor Beaton
EP136 The State of Small Business with Tara Gentile

Right now is an incredibly exciting time for the state of small business. Thousands of people around the world are getting inspired to start a business, work for themselves, and follow their passions. In fact, statistics have shown that over the last 20 years, the growth rate of non-employer businesses in the United States has grown by a whopping 62%! Payroll jobs, however, have only grown by about 12%. More and more people around the world are realizing the shaky ground that is occurring throughout “traditional employment” and deciding to take action and take their fate into their own hands.

Today, fierce ones, I am talking with author, speaker, and business strategist, Tara Gentile. Tara is a regular instructor on the CreativeLive series and has been featured in many publications including FastCompany, Forbes, and Design Sponge. She has also been featured in The New York Times bestselling book by Chris Guillebeau – The $100 Start Up. Tara passionately works with small businesses and “idea-driven” entrepreneurs, teaching them how to lead themselves and their business based on what makes them most effective and compelling. She joins me on the show today to share her insight and knowledge about what’s happening in the state of small business and what fierce women like you should focus on to achieve your business goals.


We have to be connected to what it is that we are actually trying to accomplish, the vision that we are actually trying to make real.” – Tara Gentile


Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • The distinction between “the gig economy” and “the new economy.”
  • The difference between the “employee” mindset and the “business owner” mindset.
  • How Tara moved through and overcame the challenge of shifting her mindset from employee to business owner.
  • The “Quiet Power ”
  • What are “growth ”
  • Why you should 10x your revenue goals.


Tara’s Advice to Fierce Women Entrepreneurs:

  1. Don’t hold yourself back. Be mindful of the choices you make.
  2. Focus on others. Business is about other people – not filling a personal emotional void.
  3. Set bigger goals.


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