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THE BEAUTIFUL BOSS MAGAZINE AUGUST’2018
THIS MONTH’S FEATURE IS BUSINESS OWNER DEBORAH RISPER
NAME: Deborah Risper
TITLE: She.E.O,Author,Speaker,Biz Midwife
Years in Business: 10yrs
COMPANY/Organization NAME Deborah Risper & The HustlHer Nation
WEBSITE URL: deborahrisper.com & daddylessdaughter.winTell us about your business.
I consider myself a Jill of All Trades. From being a Kings Kid to being a Wife, Mom, Speaker, Author & She.E.O. I started my first tax business 10yrs ago and from there multiple businesses were born. Currently, I am the lead Author on a women’s Anthology called Dear Daddy; A Letter From A Successful Business Woman which focuses on women in business who grew up in their home without their biological father being present. We are shedding positive light letting others know that regardless of what you came from you can still be successful. Aside from this book I also have a simple & easy biz guide that is gear towards women entrepreneurs who are looking to transition from corporate jobs to full-time entrepreneurship. I am also ever so proof of my women’s sisterhood, The HustlHer Nation which is the catalyst of my biz midwife services I call myself the biz midwife because I assist women in the birthing process of their business from getting the idea from within and bringing it to reality.
What does entrepreneurship mean to you and why did you step into this arena?
Entrepreneurship is everything to me because I believe no one should live a life they didn’t design. In entrepreneurship, you get to express who you are in every area. I don’t like rules so in my mind, why not make them? I chose women because I want to destroy the stigma that women, specifically Black women can work together without drama & disrespect. So far I’ve proven this time and time again and will always continue to do so.
What or who has been your greatest influence in business and why?
One of my greatest influences in business is my Father & Grandfather. From being a little girl watching them grind and they still do, I respect their heart and hustle for business.
What would you say is your greatest win in business?
Wow, the greatest win would literally be all things I’ve approached. I know we should have 1 but honestly, I count all wins great because many times as a biz owner we haven’t gotten the win until we feel content.
What’s the best advice you have received in business that you wish to pass on to our readers?
I’d tell others that image is everything & you never get a chance to make a second impression. To sum those two up, always come correct or don’t come at all!
What has been the most effective marketing initiatives or programs you have used to promote your business?
My most effective marketing has been leveraging my community of women to grow word of mouth literally in 30 days. Next to that would be all my collabs.
What have you learned as a business owner and entrepreneur that you can pass on to others seeking this position or just started out in business?
I’ve learned that good or bad, your crown must not fall. You have to take your “L” as a lesson for the next time and not as a lost. Your arrival awaits you so lessons are apart of the journey.
Are there any resources or tools you’d like to share with other small business owners that have helped you run your business? If yes, please describe (and include links if available).
You can always grab one of my biz guides to help with starting out in business or a refresher
Do you have any new projects coming up (or have you just completed a big project ~ reached a milestone, etc.)? If so, please tell us about it.
My first Anthology will be debuting August 11th in Chicago. If you are near, please drop by & support! Then after, The Dope Daughters will be touring several cities. Stay tuned and check our social media page!
Who are you behind the business? Tell us who you are when no is looking. What do you do for fun/relaxation? What’s your favorite vacation spot to unwind?
Outside of business, I’m simply wifey & a sports Momma to my 4 heartbeats. I also have a fur baby I love! I love anything heels, makeup, and fashion. For fun, I pretty much hang with my hubby & kiddies. My favorite spot thus far has been the Bahamas. I’m sure that’ll change when I hit The Dominican next year!
What’s at the top of your list of Goals you plan to accomplish over the next year?
Over the next year, I plan to have 20 states toured along with changing some focuses in my coaching business.
Are you an author? If so, Tell us about your books or book. Titles, and where we can purchase.
I am a Two Time Author with more to come!
The HustlHer Guide
Dear Daddy; A Letter From A Successful Business Woman
You want to write a book on ______________________ (fill in the blank and feel free to explain).
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
Nothing at the moment but thanks for having me and thanks readers for reading!
What’s the best way for our readers connect with you (feel free to include the links to your social networks and website.
You can hang with me at:
deborahrisper.com or daddylessdaughter.win
Facebook: Deborah Risper(The Page)