My name is Tabitha Jean Naylor. I am the publisher of Women Entrepreneurs Can magazine and owner of TabithaNaylor.com. You likely wouldn’t know me if we passed each other walking down the street, so I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself, as well as shed some light on the inspiration behind Women Entrepreneurs Can magazine.
To say that entrepreneurialism is in my blood is an understatement. I grew up around small business; my great granddad started a small hardware empire in the mountains of western Maryland and West Virginia back in 1864. It’s a family-run business that’s still in existence today. As a child, I witnessed firsthand the challenges that small business owners face, including the sacrifices that sometimes need to be made. I was also fortunate enough to see the rewards of the blood, sweat, and tears of those same sacrifices. Commitment, dedication, and hard work were all things that my parents taught me at a very young age.
After a successful sales career in the mortgage industry, I opened my first business – a mortgage company based in center city Philadelphia – in 2006. There were many highs and many lows, and quite frankly, no amount of planning in the world could’ve prepared me for the business lessons I learned along the way. In 2009, I closed the company on a high note to pursue other endeavors outside of the real estate industry. A little over a year later, I started TabithaNaylor.com, a marketing firm that delivers ‘big agency’ quality at rates that are affordable for startups and small businesses. Along the way, I learned that in addition to the many challenges faced by all entrepreneurs, women have their own unique set of obstacles to face as they persue their passions. And that’s where the inspiration for Women Entrepreneurs Can stems from.
The goal of Women Entrepreneurs Can is to help women overcome the unique obstacles we face as entrepreneurs and small business owners, while providing the knowledge you need to run a successful business. It can be difficult to stay confident and rise above when the business world doesn’t always take what we set out to do seriously. With the right resources and know-how, however, #WEcan succeed. But knowing where to find the right resources isn’t always easy. We live in the age of information overload, and finding what you need from people who truly understand you and sources you can trust is getting more difficult by the day. You’ll find millions of results on Google for just about any given topic, so you need a way to cut through the clutter – and that’s where Women Entrepreneurs Can comes in.
Not only will you find the reliable information to help your business succeed, you’ll learn from experts who understand what it’s like to be a woman in a business world that’s dominated by men. All authors are thought leaders and experts in their respective fields so you can rest easy knowing that the information is accurate, current and of the highest quality. So come for the content, stay for the camaraderie, and take your business to the next level in the process.
I consider myself a lifelong student. I love learning new things. And I love my business. I am fortunate and blessed to be doing something that I love… I help businesses with their marketing and branding strategies every single day, which in turn, helps them grow. Now, I am extending that helping hand even farther and wider than I ever dreamed possible. Thank you for your interest, and most important, your support in Women Entreprenuers Can.
Tabitha Jean Naylor