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Imagine you created a renowned fashion conference where celebrities speak face to face to a crowd full of burgeoning fashionistas. For Sarah Boyd, this is her life. After years in fashion PR, Boyd decided to amp up her career and create Simply Stylist, an annual conference that helps beauty and fashion bloggers come together and learn more about the industry. This transition into working on her own is a dream for many but is a goal that can be super difficult to start. Womensforum spoke with Boyd at a Simply Stylist event to ask her advice for future female entrepreneurs.
Womensforum: What would you say to women who want to become an entrepreneur?
Sarah Boyd: I would say 90 percent of it is confidence and the just, do. A lot of people are just scared. It’s just taking the step doing it. Just go! Do it, go. Start the company, get the website. Just start doing the steps and don’t think of it as just a big deal.
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WF: Who were your inspirations when you were first starting out?
SB: I think a big component of my success is surrounding myself with people that I’m inspired by. It’s like even Cat (Sandler), she’s like a sister to me, and I see how hard she works and everything she does is so inspirational. So I surround myself with her and, you know, all of the people on the (Simply Stylist) panel are friend, and I surround myself with those type of people that I can always look up to. We kind of play off each other.
Start the company, get the website. Just start doing the steps and don’t think of it as just a big deal.
WF: Lots of positive people?
SB: Yeah, positive and inspirational. If you don’t then they’ll bring you down. I always try to keep my circle pretty close knit with people that can bring me up.