Prepare for a prosperous and successful Year of the Tiger with some wise business advice from our Launchpad founding members.
It takes a leap of faith to start your own business. That’s where having a community of inspiring, supportive, and like-minded individuals—like Launchpad—can make a difference. Check out the wise business advice from Launchpad members to set yourself up for success in the Year of the Tiger.
Launchpad members share business advice for the Year of the Tiger
Julia Washbourne – Bamboa
“Be true to yourself, don’t think about pleasing others, do more deep diving. Connect to your inner being and soul to find what you’re about, how you tick and what profession or career would make you truly happy that gives you meaning.”
Sarah Garner – Retykle
“To start a business, you need to believe in yourself first and foremost to get it off the ground and to sustain yourself in the process. To endure the ups and downs, I think it’s important to have a purpose that guides you and your business so that it feels larger than you and feels like a disservice to others if you were to give up.”
Anushka Purohit – Breer and StayK
“Always be MAD: Making A Difference! And, also, it’s okay to try everything out. Trying everything out gives you clarity on what you love and don’t, and it’s completely fine!”
Emery Fung – Awkward Turtle At Work Podcast
“You don’t need to care so much about what other people think, don’t be a people pleaser and say yes to everything! Putting yourself first is not being selfish!”
Coco Alexandra Chan – Coco Alexandra Holistic Consulting
“The entrepreneurial journey can oftentimes be a lonely one. Having a community is important because as humans, we are social beings. Connection and belonging are key factors for us as individuals and as groups to thrive.”
Emma Pike – Free Spirit
“Don’t think too much about what might happen if you fail— just go for it! I think that’s been the most important character trait that’s helped me succeed in business. Don’t underestimate yourself.”
Yinki Wong – Yin-Ki Wellness & Coaching
“Being organised! For me, organisation is such a beautiful form of self care; it allows me to clear any clutter to make room for more expansive headspace. Also, everything is happening for you, and not to you. Trust that the universe has your back, and know that only you have the uniqueness that you share.”
Simran Savlani – A Spark of Madness
“Never doubt the madness. As Robin Williams said, ‘You’re only given a little spark of madness, and if you lose that… you’re nothing.’”
Rohaan Sajnani – we, the pROcess
“Set up effective systems for yourself, and for those you work or spend time with. We’re creatures of habit, so I’ve created a habit—or a routine—for how I approach challenges and opportunities: learn, master, automate. This process, or mental framework, is useful in many different parts of my life, personally and professionally.”
Looking for more wisdom and advice?
Check out the Launchpad panel discussion on 9 February to learn how to build a sustainable and ethical business that does good in the world. Join the conversation with industry leaders—such as Sarah Garner, Julia Washbourne, Anushka Purohit, and Rohaan Sajnani—about how they built their business success while also working for change. And we’ve got a special deal for Honeycombers’ readers! Although it normally costs $580 to register to attend a Launchpad event for non-members, the first 30 Honeycombers readers can join the panel discussion for FREE with the discount code readytolaunch. Register now!
Launchpad is a comprehensive digital networking platform (with IRL benefits, too) that encourages connection, business support and community. It is designed to make the entrepreneurial journey not only easier, and more successful, but also a whole lot more fun. The platform offers almost daily activities for members to connect, along with regular masterclasses, member networking roulette, small-business mentoring and media profiles on Honeycombers.