We ask our members to share a few thoughts: to introduce themselves to fellow members, and those who are interested in our community.
In this instalment, we interview Garcia Stans of Sparkle your business
Tell us about your business:
I help female entrepreneurs with their financial strategy. Finance = Fun :-). I help them with a strategy for pricing, income streams, and how to get their offer successfully on the dutch market. We make a financial plan/ budget/forecast. Also I help them with financial decisions on investment e.g. Can you hire someone or can you afford yourself a new office. I am the CFO on demand for entrepeneurs.
What 5 words would you choose to describe your business?
Make finance fun and easy
What are your most popular products or services?
My strategy mornings. For 3 hours we are going to brainstorm about your business. Where are you know, what do you want to accomplish, and how much salary do you want. Then we are going to look at a financial plan and various income streams.
What do you like best about owning a business?
What or who inspired you to start your business?
Mabel & Crystal of the new business women. I participated in a coaching program of the new business women and they’ve inspired me to go for my own business.
What makes your products/services special?
Finance is the least favorite thing for entrepreneurs. With my energy and knowledge I make finance fun.
Who is your role model or mentor?
Elon Musk and Oprah Winfrey.
What is your biggest fear?
What motivates you on a daily basis?
To see my clients go through a transformation and have success. That is a never-ending motivation.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced?
Leave my job behind and go 100% for entrepeneurship/ setting boundaries.
What advice would you give women who are starting a business?
Don’t compare yourself with others and pay attention to finance.
What is your favourite business book?
Stephen Covey – 7 habits of highly effective people.
What are your top tips for networking?
Instagram. Make yourself visible. People buy you!
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
To have house rules in my company. I only have meetings on Monday en Thursday. Tuesday is my CEO day. Friday is my day off.
What is your motto or theme song?
Finance is fun / Let it be
How do you relax?
What place inspires you and why?
New York The energy there is amazing.
What do you care most about, as a business owner?
My work/ life balance.
What are your future plans?
Going international with my company.
Are you running any offers or promotions that you would like us to mention?
Yeah! If you want a strategy morning with me, I have a special fee for WBII members. The normal price is €750 ex VAT . , but only for WBII members it is €450 ex VAT . I promise, at the end of this morning you will have lots of ideas , energy and a new income stream.
Thank you, Garcia!
For more information about Garcia Stans and Sparkle your business visit sparkleyourbusiness.com