Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 7, 2010
Entrepreneur mom Sheri McConnell says Ali Brown's coaching has helped her build her business to seven figures, giving her the time and freedom she always wanted to enjoy her family. McConnell reveals it wasn't until she made the conscious decision to invest in Brown's coaching program that she was able to grow her company from revenues stalled at $700,000 in 2008 to revenues of more than $1.7 million in 2009 -- a dramatic burst of growth, even in the midst of a gloomy recession.
"As a member of my Millionaire Protégé Club, Sheri has been an ideal student," says Ali Brown, founder and CEO of Inc. 500-ranked media company Ali International LLC. "I've watched her expand under my guidance and step fully into her leadership role as an entrepreneur and mother."
The mother of four children -- Natalie, age 15; Megan, age 13; Hannah, age 10, and Andrew, age 4 -- McConnell shares that she didn't always have it so good. After splitting with her first husband, she found herself a single mom struggling to earn a living in the corporate world while raising two young daughters. It was after she met and married her second husband, Seth, that McConnell got the idea to start her first online business, the National Association of Women Writers. With a third child on the way, McConnell realized "day care had become too expensive. I was at home breast-feeding for a whole year and had time to get into the whole 'have passion for what you do' thing. And some of us just have to keep working because it's where we get our juice!"
Indeed, many women are coming to the same conclusion. According the Center for Women's Business Research, as of 2008 there were 10.1 million firms owned by women (women owning 75% or more), employing more than 13 million people, and generating $1.9 trillion in sales. Women-owned firms account for 40% of all privately held firms, and one in five companies earning revenues of $1 million or more is woman-owned.
McConnell advises women who are thinking of getting into business for themselves to involve their children. During the early years of her business, McConnell's kids helped with all sorts of projects, like putting stamps on envelopes. Even today, her bright 10-year-old Hannah is an excellent proofreader. "She reads my emails and catches all my mistakes!" McConnell admits she isn't able to get to every school play or soccer game, but she talks to her kids about why she can't always be there for them. She explains the importance of her mission and the work she's doing to help other women reach their full potential and grow, as she has done. "My kids do actually get it, and they are proud of their mom. They see what their mom does, and it expands their world of goals and possibilities. When I was growing up I had no idea what was possible for a mother with four kids to achieve!" She attributes this attitude to Brown's coaching as well.
"Without Ali's help and the community of women entrepreneurs that I was able to surround myself with in Ali's coaching group, I would never have developed the right mindset to be able to achieve what I have," McConnell admits. "I just had to be successful so that I didn't have to go back and work in the corporate world. There's nothing worse than for my kids to come home to an empty house." Running a successful, seven-figure business now helps to ensure that will never happen again. And with all the flexibility and financial freedom her business affords, McConnell realizes she finally has it all.
To learn more about Ali Brown's coaching programs, visit http://www.AliBrown.com
About Ali International
Ali International is devoted to helping women achieve financial freedom through lifestyle entrepreneurship. Named one of the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies in the nation for 2009, Ali International comprises four brands: Ali Magazine, the Millionaire Protégé Club, Ali Boutique and Shine. Ali Magazine is the glamorous quarterly publication that nourishes the mind, body and soul of female entrepreneurs. The Millionaire Protégé Club is an exclusive members-only club and coaching program for entrepreneurs who want to accomplish more in business and life. Ali Boutique is a chic collection of must-haves for working women from designer Flip video cameras to fun jewelry and hot new looks. Shine is a live fall conference for entrepreneurs that allows them to learn the very best in business and success strategies from Ali Brown in an inspiring and motivating environment.
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