The Power of Business Retreats for Women
You’re plugging away day in and day out on your entrepreneurial dream.
Sometimes, the dream’s weight feels heavy and your creativity feels drained.
You’re certainly not alone in how you feel. Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. It’s a rollercoaster of highs and lows. Trendy terms like “boss babe” and “empire builder” glamourize what is really a lot of sweat equity, late nights, early mornings, and even loneliness. While your friends work 9-5, you may feel like the clock never stops.
If your hair is looking ratty, you go get a cut and color. If your office isn’t feeling fun, you run to Homegoods and add some style. If you’re feeling like you’re running on fumes, you need the tune-up a business retreat can provide.
Three years ago, I started running business retreats for women in the Tampa Bay area. As a long-time business owner, I started thinking about how much I love talking with other business owners and how conversations with them rejuvenate my ideas and spark my drive. Also, as Tampa is full of start-ups and holds a huge community of women who run their own companies, it was a prime location to host a grown-up girls’ work and slumber party.
So, then I thought, “What would it look like to put women together for a couple of days to take the time for themselves and for their businesses? How could they supercharge their year’s goals with dedicated time to step away from distractions and dive into their dreams?”
Certainly, I didn’t put together the first business retreat, but Leap Business Retreat was the first for many of the women in my circle. I, myself, had eyeballed beautiful retreats in other states, but time and cost were often prohibitive. Being that Tampa is on the water and close to so many wonderful hotels and rentals, there was no need to step far away from our backyard to find retreat.
Here are four invaluable benefits that you’ll get from investing time away from your office when you attend a business retreat:
On April 28th and 29th, the third annual Leap Business Retreat will take place on the beautiful gulf shores of St. Pete Beach. We’re not bringing in out-of-town speakers. Rather, you’ll be hearing from women who are successfully moving businesses in the Tampa Bay market or are based here and serving global audiences. General sessions and breakouts will span topics of business finance, time management, branding, wellness, systems, delegation, public speaking, public relations and more.
Think about what two focused days could do for your growth in 2022, and maybe we’ll see you on the sand.