Heather Ann Havenwood, is a serial entrepreneur and is regarded as a top authority on digital marketing, sales coaching, and online publishing business strategies. Heather Ann has been named Top 50 Must Follow Women Entrepreneur’s for 2017 by Huffington Post. She is also called Chief Sexy Boss™ (from her Amazon BEST SELLER book Sexy Boss™ How Female Entrepreneurship is Changing the Rule Book and Beating the Big Boys and others call her an ‘Icon Creator’ or a ‘Wizard Behind the Curtain’. In 2006 she started, developed and grew an online information marketing publishing company from ground zero to over $1 million in sales in less than 12 months.
What motivated and inspired you to start your own business?
Evil Corporate America inspired me. I started at a young age of 22 in corporate america in B2B outside sales. I rose quickly and was in the churn and burn sales group for a long tenure of 4 years. I broke through all of the corporate set records, and was top sales rep out of 10,000 reps. Then I was fired. That is when I was ‘inspired’ to start something that no one could take.
Tell us about your business.
Online health and wellness company, entrepreneur and business coach for high achievement business owners and entrepreneurs.
Are you currently running any promos/contests/giveaways that you would like our readers to know about?
YES! My new interactive Chat Bot ‘Sexy Boss Heather’ will give you a Free GIFT, if you go to this url and interact with my own Chat Bot ==> www.askheatherann.com.
I have many accomplishments, including being named Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017 by Huffington Post and getting my master’s degree in Online Marketing in 2010. But what I am more PROUD of, is my book Sexy Boss™. It is my personal story of SURVIVING financial disaster, mindset crush and ego break. Grab your copy here: www.HeatherHavenwood.com/Amazon.
Where is your business based?
The world, but I live in Austin, Texas.
What were the first few steps you took to get your business up and running?
I said “I don’t want to build someone else’s business” then… “I am not a tree I can move”… what is next?
What has been the most effective way of raising awareness of your business and getting new customers?
What have been your biggest challenges so far?
Mindset of being a woman, emotionally connected to situations.
How did you overcome these challenges?
Learned to BE a Sexy Boss™. To be REAL! BE ME! Be an owner of my LIFE!
How do you keep motivated through difficult times?
I have a personal coach, she reminds me that I am Powerful. I am Efficient. I am Resourceful.
How do you distinguish yourself from your competitors?
I stay connected to my personal message of myself, and focus on serving the clients and serving the buyers of each business.
What is the best advice you have received recently?
“Heather, when someone says or gossips that they think you are ‘mean’ or ‘rude’, look at them, and feel sorry for them, that they are not strong enough as a person to deal with a powerful and efficient business woman like yourself. Own your Inner B*tch. Or it will OWN you!”
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs?
It is not for the faint of heart. It is not easy. It is not always fun. But it is rewarding beyond measure.
What are your favorite business tools/resources and why?
Slack. Communication in a business is everything.
What is a good article or book you have read recently?
“The Ultimate Sales Letter” by Dan Kennedy.
What are you currently learning about for your business or looking for help with?
Always, go to the next level. Even if it is unclear what that is.
What are your goals for the next few months and how are you striving to achieve them?
Get my radio show syndicated on over 100 places across the USA, and to send a video reel to Fox News to be an expert for Female Entrepreneurs in America.
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