Who is Kim Brassor, could you please introduce yourself?
HI, I’M COACH KIM
And, I’m a female entrepreneur just like you. I started Future Girls Soccer 5 years ago in a market crowded with major competitors and in a market where only 2% of it’s leaders are women. Continuous Steps of Action was the key. Big or small, each one spurred on exterior momentum and the inner belief it CAN BE DONE.
What is your business and when did you start?
Every Step Counts Business Consulting is practical operations and marketing assistance for the female entrepreneur. I started it in October 2020 after spending a combined 20 years being a consultant and entrepreneur of not just one but two businesses.
What inspired you to start your business?
Women have a unique approach in starting their business. They do so in an environment that is not just business related. They often do so alongside exterior realities like kids, spouses, pets and parents. Often, this can see them lose steam, and regrettably walk away from their dreams. I started this to enourage them to do just the opposite. Imagine if they took even just one step a day, a week, a month. No different than exercise or diet, these continuous actions, no matter how small would lead to momentum and the inner mental muscle that IT CAN BE DONE.
What were the challenges in the initial stages of your business and how did you overcome them?
I am just finishing up the initial stages and the biggest challenge is and will always be selling myself and the wealth of information I have to offer. Social media marketing, networking and talking to people about Every Step Counts Business Consulting is the most important activity I can do.
What motivates you about your business?
Seeing my first client succeed.
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs?
Don’t tell anyone about your idea until you’re so invested in it that you can’t turn back. People are generally afraid of going outside of their comfort zone but would love to have the courage to do what You are doing. They offset this by telling you why it can’t be done, why it will never work, why you will fail, etc. These naysayers may plant that seed of doubt that may stop you. Better not to give them that chance at all.
Interesting fact most of the people do not know about you?
Ummm, that I’m adopted, that I was the first girl to ever get trained in the kitchen at the McDonald’s where I started working and that I didn’t graduate from university until I was a whopping 32 years old!
The best business advice I ever received was…
If not now, then when? If not you, then who?
My definition of success is…
Doing it because I can. So many people wish they could. If you can, you should and if I did and someone else benefits then my job is done.
If I could go back in time when I started my business, I would tell myself to…
So, it’s a little too early for this business but when I think back to the success of my other business Future Girls Soccer has had I would tell myself to not be afraid to enjoy the success a little bit. Take the time to congratulate yourself on the small accomplishments and the victorious moments. It’s okay to be proud of yourself.
Three books I recommend for entrepreneurs are…
Everything I learned about business I learned at McDonald’s!
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
Crushing It! by Gary Vaynerchuk
My personal tagline is…
If Not Now Then When – I even have it tattooed on my arm!