Amanda Steinberg, Founder & CEO at DailyWorth, a financial media platform for women.
"Figure out your revenue model! Revenue solves all problems, including fundraising. So figure it out and stay focused on that—don’t get distracted. I launched with the Daily Candy business model charted out in my Excel spreadsheet two months before I even started DailyWorth. I knew exactly what I was going to do to make money. It took me a year and a half to see that revenue, but I knew where I was going."
"Really being CEO and focusing on the business, as opposed to where I want to be, which is in the trenches doing the work with everyone. I love rolling up my sleeves and cold calling advertisers, writing editorial, tweaking subject lines. But the reality is, I had a board meeting yesterday, and they all told me, 'You need to spend many hours per week analyzing what’s going on, not just doing it.' So, I’m resisting that—I want to just build, but I can’t. I have to steer the business as a captain."
"You have to evolve the leadership part of your brain and recognize the points at which you need to let go."
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