You were never meant for the mundane. You prefer to decide your own self worth rather than allow an employer to put a price tag on your work. You light up from the thrill of deciding when to shift gears, challenge yourself, and kick it up a notch.
You are a solopreneur.
You’re working toward what so many women only dream about, and you have no interest in looking back (ever).
The problem? Sometimes, you feel discouraged. Alone. Misunderstood. Sometimes you think you would give it all up to work with a team again. To catch up on weekend plans with coworkers in between catching up on emails. To make eye contact with another human being.
Even the boldest women need a community – because you have bad days, weeks or even months. Your clients decide not to pay you. Your projects fall through. Your confidence takes a hit. You need something to fall back on. You need a safety net.
And that's where One Woman Shop comes in. We're part resource, part community and all heart.
Here, you're surrounded by a community of freelancers, solopreneurs and businesswomen who are taking risks and changing their lives for the better- in business and beyond- day in and day out.
We're here to provide you with kick-ass inspiration, help you develop the business you want and deserve, and ensure that you never have another case of the Mondays- in short, we're helping you "mind your own business." So sit down, grab a cup of coffee, and get connected with One Woman Shop.
Because going it alone doesn't have to be lonely.
So, who are the women behind One Woman Shop?
(Pre-S. - The irony isn’t lost on us that two women are the co-leaders of One Woman Shop.)
Hi, I’m Chrissy!
I am a mom to 5 year old twins and a three-year old boy, and my husband Andrew and I are also foster parents, so our household is ever-changing. Throw in our two dogs and we’re a busy, loud, and fun family who loves the outdoors and checking out the coolest local spots. We live in Wisconsin, and try to make the most of our crazy seasons.
I’m a full time technical support manager for a financial software company, and on the side my One Woman Shop is in a bit of transition--but I do marketing strategy for nonprofits and small businesses. I believe that having a business shouldn’t put more limits on your time or your life, but open up more doors and opportunities.
And, as a mom, working professional, recent MBA grad, kids ministry leader, PTO treasurer and someone who loves to do #allthethings, I think your One Woman Shop should fit your lifestyle--and it should and will look different than everyone else's. I’ve always loved that the OWS isn’t about the hustle and grind and six figure growth (though it’s cool with me if you do want that!) but it’s about work-life balance, achieving dreams and reaching your goals.
Now I’ll pass the mic to Danielle…
Hey there, I’m Danielle!
I’m a wife, a mom to a one-year-old boy with energy and an appetite that never quits, and a fellow One Woman Shop with a digital and social media marketing studio for spa and wellness experts.
I never set out to be a business owner, it was my husband’s career in the military (and the prospect of finding a new job in a new location every three years), that drove me to set out on the path of self-employment.
And over the last five years, what initially started out of frustration has become an adventure I wouldn’t have been able to think up in my wildest dreams.