Owner and CEO of Fab Fempreneurs, Sara Clark-Williams talks about her journey with Fab Fempreneurs and shares some practical tips when it comes to growing and scaling your business quickly, and in a way that aligns with your strengths.
Sara’s vision is simple: To support women in building their businesses in a smoother and easier way so they can make a bigger difference, make more money, and have fun while doing it.
“Women were looking for straightforward guidance, support, and accountability to grow their business in a way that aligned with their values, and there wasn’t one source that delivered that in a financially accessible way. That’s when I decided to create this space for women entrepreneurs, Fab Fempreneurs. I started with one-on-one private coaching which led into the creation of the Fab Fempreneurs Signature Business Building Program and the Fab 4 Formula. From there, I launched group coaching, offering 1-2 groups annually, and developed our online membership. Along with this we started Fab Fempreneur Fest- our annual 2-day business conference-meets-retreat. We offer different options for different stages of business and match you with what supports your goals best.”
1. Create regular time and space for Visioning
In 2016, Sara refreshed her business vision. “I let myself see what was really going on in my business and life, and get real about what I wanted and didn’t want. I took the time to recreate my vision and allowed myself to GO BIG. I asked myself, “What would that look like?” Well it turns out, being creative and going big pays off. Fab Fempreneur Fest was born that day. I dreamt of a business conference meets retreat, for women entrepreneurs to work ON their business and have the resources and community right there in the same room. Not only do you learn, connect, and have a plan for success, you leave feeling energized and ready to take the next step.”
2. Don’t get too comfortable
Once you have gotten your business established, systems in place and a plate full of clients, business owners can often get too comfortable and lose track of what their vision is. During what Sara calls her “perfect storm” in late 2016, she found herself comfortable in her business too comfortable- and fell behind on marketing herself and staying connected to her community. She recommends business owners to keep setting new goals and keep marketing yourself by thinking in the long term WHILE also staying present with your current revenue activity. It is important to note, that yes, you will have seasons, and times when things are going very well- it’s just as important during these times to not let your vision get lost. By staying connected with your unique vision for success, continuing your business marketing (keep repeating your message!), and staying connected with your community, you’ll position yourself to ride the waves of unexpected events with more ease and build on the success you’re creating much faster.
3. Invest in your business
No matter where you may be right now, you should make investment in the growth of your business part of your plan- not an afterthought. There are an abundance of opportunities and invites out there to support your business in one way or another. That’s why it’s important to be honest with yourself about what your challenges are, whether you’re looking at improving just one thing, or are ready to create an overall plan for success that allows you to stop scattering your efforts.
We have designed Fab Fempreneur Fest to support all of the above for intentional, focused growth:
Fab Fempreneur Fest is an annual business-conference-meets-retreat, which offers women entrepreneurs the chance to work ON their business, learn actionable strategies to grow their business, and connect with other women who are committed to making more money and a bigger impact.
Sara shares her experience supporting and leading women at the event:
“As a speaker and coach for women business owners for more than 11 years, it’s tremendously powerful to be able to do both from the stage at Fab Fempreneur Fest.
The room of women in the room are fully present and ready to grow their business and support the other women in the room to do the same. This mindset, intention, and authenticity creates an energy that is truly transformative to watch- not just for each individual attendee, but for the collective group who are making connections and collaborative partnerships as they mastermind and create together. I provide the space and guidance, and these women take it and create their next-level businesses.
Foundational to clarity about what your next level business looks like is creating your Vision– I walk you through powerful questions to imagine and then write it out to create a complete picture. From there you develop or refine your core offering which is central to keeping your profits high and clients flowing. Then we identify your perfect client for your core offer so you can tailor it for them and identify prospective clients right away. Last, we take all of that and map out your 3-12 month action plan for bringing on new clients to your core offer, increasing revenue, and creating more of what you want in your life and business.
The ultimate outcome from my coaching you through these critical steps is faster momentum– you have laser focus for getting your next year started off right, and you have a real, doable plan so you’re not guessing what to do or what you need. You leave Fest feeling energized and equipped with all the resources and connections you need to make your plan successful.
Discover more about Fab Fempreneur Fest here: www.FabFempreneurs.com/fest.
About Sara Clark-Williams & Fab Fempreneurs
Founder and CEO of Fab Fempreneurs, Sara Clark-Williams took the leap from her corporate job as an Organizational Development Consultant in 2008, growing two highly profitable businesses within 5 years. Through her Fab 4 Formula℠, annual Fab Fempreneur Fest℠ conference, and her “roll-up-your-sleeves” coaching style, Sara specializes in leading female entrepreneurs to make more money, make a bigger impact, and have more fun- that place she calls your “Sweet Spot”. When she is not doing business, you will find her hiking local trails, training for half marathons, supporting animal welfare organizations, sipping scotch, or finding the best burgers or tacos in San Diego, with her husband Chris.