Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Kristin Chester, Owner and Creative Director of FemFounder, located in New York, NY, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I founded, a boutique branding and public relations firm specializing in elevating fashion, beauty, and lifestyle brands. My customers are entrepreneurs, small to mid-sized companies, and personal brands seeking to discover a distinctive identity in a crowded market and gain visibility through strategic PR and marketing initiatives. We work closely with our clients to create exciting brand stories and narratives that help them stick out from the rest of the competition.

Tell us about yourself

My journey began with a passion for storytelling and a vision to revolutionize how brands communicate. What motivates me each day is the challenge of turning a brand's story into an impactful narrative that reaches and resonates with its audience. I'm driven by the success of my clients and the creativity that each new project brings.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is the launch and growth of Transforming it from a blog into a thriving online community and resource for female entrepreneurs has been incredibly rewarding. It represents a tangible manifestation of my commitment to empowering women in business.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

The constant juggling act is one of the hardest things about being a business owner. Balancing client needs, business development, and personal commitments can be challenging, but it has taught me invaluable prioritization and delegation skills.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

My top three tips are as follows: First, build a resilient mindset—embrace failures as learning opportunities. Second, prioritize creating solid network relationships as currency. And third, never underestimate the power of a well-defined brand. Your brand is the foundation upon which all other business strategies should be built.

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