Client Spotlight – Jessica Rivelli
At On Point Executive Center we’re all about supporting small businesses and the businesses of our clients. One of our clients, Jessica Rivelli, makes it her mission to promote and support fellow working women in the Tampa Bay area- so much in fact that she created a networking group whose goal is to help educate, motivate and inspire female professionals and women business owners. Jessica’s networking group is appropriately named Working Women of Tampa Bay. We caught up with Jessica recently to ask her about her thoughts on failure and success in her business. Here is what she had to say:
Starting a business is a leap of faith. It takes guts. It’s also takes support. I know because I’m on that journey myself. I believe creating a space where women in business can share and grow is my biggest win. Over the past 6 years, more than 5,000 women have attended 1,000 Working Women of Tampa Bay events. It gives me great personal satisfaction to know the huge impact WWOTB has in Tampa Bay. I look back at all the amazing women I’ve connected and it warms my heart to know I may have helped them along the way.
In terms of failure, I love the quote “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
I am constantly tweaking my business as I find ways that just don’t work. You can’t fear failure when you’re running your own business. Not every new initiative is going to succeed. Every business is going to have a “new coke” moment. However, those moments should not stop us from trying out new products or services. The best you can do is take the time to decide why something failed and learn from it. Some of my biggest “bombs” have led me to have better insight on what kind of programming women need and want to help them grow their businesses. Best advice: listen to feedback from your customers. There’s a goldmine of ideas in what they have to say about both your wins and your failures.
You can learn more about Jessica Rivelli and Working Women of Tampa Bay on the networking group’s website.
Jessica Rivelli – Working Women of Tampa Bay has been a virtual office member of On Point Executive Center for many years.
On Point has been a proud member of Working Women of Tampa Bay for 5 years and our VP Karen Gillman serves as an Ambassador for the group.
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