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They say if you do work you enjoy, it doesn't remain 'work'. So is your business something that came from your dream or a loved hobby? Tell us.
As editor at Women’s Web for 7 years now, I have published many inspiring stories of women who had chased their dreams and made it something that makes money for them.
If you have a similar story, NOW is the time to tell it to us, and share your story and business with a wider audience.
Did you build your business out of your hobby?
Were you a homemaker who decided it wasn’t enough for you and built your own venture?
Are you doing something you love while making money out of it?
Did you have a dream that you followed to build it into a successful business?
Did you quit a job to follow your dream and make it work for you as a career?
Or is this your second innings after a career break for any reason – marriage, having a child, raisng a family, anything – and are now on an entrepreneurial journey?
Then this is for you. If you have a deeply personal and inspiring journey of entrepreneurship, share it with the world! Let our community readers know what started your journey, what’s unique about it, and where they can find you.
If you already have an author log into your author dashboard and upload your story. If you aren’t yet an author with us, you can register as an author here.
Upload your stories in 800-1200 words with the hashtag #LivingMyDream
Upload a couple of clear headshots of yourself along with the piece, and include any 2 social media links.
Submit your story by Wednesday, 15th January 2023, 11.59 pm.
Your piece, once published, will be exclusive to Women’s Web, and you may not publish it in full anywhere else. You may publish an excerpt with a link back to the piece on Women’s Web. Author copyright, however continues to belong to you.
Like Kiranjeet Ahluwalia Chaturvedi who followed her dream of a mountain home against all odds and and built Birdsong & Beyond, a Himalayan homestay. Find her here.
Or Anupama Dalmia, who left her steady corporate job to become what she calls a serial entrepreneur. Tingle Your Taste Buds, a cooking website co-owned along with her mother, Usha Dalmia, Rhythm & Beats where she conducts dance workshops and choreographs, and Beyond the Box where she takes creative writing/reading classes and workshops for schools and now corporates, also publishing the writing of her kids as books. All this while finding the time to write and also counsel survivors of trafficking. Find her here.
Or Mallika Misra, a fabulous cook, who went from a 56 year old homemaker to an entrepreneur, building her brand Niwala by Mallika of homemade pickles and gourmet food. Find her here.
Or two friends in their 20s, Akanksha Verma and Arushi Lakra, took ahead their love of photography and teamed up to found a candid wedding photography business LensEyeZia, that has clients all over the globe. Find them here.
At Women’s Web, we have many, many, many stories like these. Any age, any dream. All are welcome.
So what are you waiting for?
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