Today’s Mogul in the Making Entreneur Spotlight features Alisha Hall, founder of the Golden Women Foundation. After receiving a Bachelors degree in Arts, Entertainment Management with a concentration in the Music Business from Columbia College Chicago, Alicia moved to Los Angeles to work for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) where she spent 10 years administering royalties and supporting the careers of composers, songwriters and publishers. She got the idea to start Golden Women Foundation when she gathered some of her closest friends in one room to discuss some everyday topics. Eight hours later, she knew this gathering had grown into something more than just a “conversation with the girls” but the beginning of establishing a network of women of worth and value. Alisha is dedicated to encouraging women to becoming the best they can, not only for themselves but also for others around them. Check out her story…
Name: Alisha Hall
Location: Los Angeles
Business Name: Golden Women Foundation
Years in Business: 6
Are you a full or part time business owner?
Why did you start your business?
In 2009, I had this deep desire to get a group of women together. All of the women in my circle were dealing with difficulties and were too afraid to share them with anyone other than me. My advice was limited, and I knew that if they could only open up, they could receive the help or healing they needed. So I invited them all to our first retreat. This was unlike any other girls night out. Mostly strangers to each other, we discussed some heavy and emotional topics. We spoke of inspirations, defeats, pains, and victories. Leaving with so much encouragement, new friendships, and strength, I knew we had to keep this going because we were on to something great. I know now that when women open up and share their life experience, something powerful happens. When we encourage and support each other, something powerful happens. When we give back and serve others, our spirits are fulfilled. When you have a taste of that fulfillment, you never want to stop giving, encouraging, and sharing.
What has been the most rewarding aspect of having your own business?
I am rewarded by the peace I have at the end of my workday. I am the best co-worker I have ever had. I am diligent, I am encouraging, motivating…I do my part and I have fun while doing it. I don’t have a hidden agenda and I don’t keep secrets. I am open, so I receive all the great things in store for Golden Women Foundation. When I am blessed to have other co-workers beside myself, I have already created an awesome work environment. I have only been full-time for almost two-months but I absolutely love it! I know how hard I worked for my previous employer. I am excited about the work I am putting into Golden Women Foundation.
What are your biggest challenges?
Finding funding and grants are my biggest challenge. I know my strength is execution and getting the work done. Selling is not my strong point, however, if I focus on it as something that I must execute, I know it will get done. It will be a challenge but I will get funding. I am actually excited to see how well I do at it.
What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?
One of the best pieces of business advice I received came a few days ago. I was told to not be afraid to do what I don’t know. I need to remember to remain faithful, fearless and open. My spirit led me to give back to my community so I am coming into it with good intentions. I believe I can’t fail if my intentions are good.
Do you have a team or are you a one man/woman show?
I work with a board of directors. They are great guides and we vote and discuss all things that happen with the Foundation. They all have an expertise in different fields and collectively, we make a great team.
Where do you see your biz in the next 5 years?
I see Golden Women Foundation being the Google of resource for women that live Golden lives and want to be pillars in their community and in their homes. We all know where to go see funny memes, videos and new music. Golden Women Foundation needs to be the place to go when you want to live and lead an honorable lifestyle, and where you get and give encouragement.
What advice would you give to other Moguls in the Making?
I had the will to do more for Golden Women Foundation in my heart everyday for the past 6 years. Every day that I didn’t take a step toward my dream/vision, it literally gave me anxiety. If God has put something in your heart to do, He won’t leave you alone until you get it done. Once you do, you will be living your life like it’s Golden!
Golden Women Foundation hosts a bi-weekly small business meetup, featuring an expert guest speaker presenting on various topics to help you move your business forward. Check out there upcoming events, and come out and learn, network, and expand your business contacts!
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