Why failing more should be your goal with Susan Danziger, Founder of Eutopia Holdings

Susan Danziger by Kevin Abosch

Susan Danziger launched her first business to solve a problem she saw, and she hasn’t stopped since. From making books accessible on your commute to combating the climate crisis with Wally Farms, Susan is a serial entrepreneur and investor with a deep drive to positively impact her community.

Today, Susan shares her story. She tells the lessons she’s learned building her businesses and offers tips for raising capital. Susan describes how she built the DailyLit, Wally Farms, and Spark of Hudson, among her many other ventures. She explains why you shouldn’t be using your inbox as a to-do list and shares her experience transitioning to being an investor, as well as her best tips for raising capital virtually in 2021. She notes the cruciality of building your network before starting the fundraising, and she gives some tips for making 30 connections a day. She emphasizes the value of execution and shares what her typical day looks like, noting how it has changed since this time last year. She explains why failing more should be your goal, and she shares ways to get comfortable with the idea of failing. She also gives tips for catching an investor’s attention, presenting a pitch over Zoom, and avoiding Zoom fatigue. 

“If you’re not failing constantly, then you’re not trying hard enough…If you’re getting rejected, that’s a good thing, because it means you’re shooting for things.”

– Susan Danziger

This week on SocialFly’s Entreprenista Podcast:

  • Lessons from a serial entrepreneur
  • Being and pitching to an investor
  • Raising capital virtually
  • The importance of building a network before fundraising
  • Why failure is a good thing

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Cornell also offers incredible flexibility, all through eCornell’s intuitive and highly interactive online platform. And you won’t be learning alone. You can enjoy peer-to-peer engagement with students and receive feedback in real time from expert facilitators.

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We listened to your feedback and the support you’re looking for to start and build your business, and we’re here to provide you with all of the resources you’ll need!

As part of the Entreprenista League, you’ll have access to a private community of like-minded Entreprenistas who are making an impact in business every day. You’ll find special discounts on business products and solutions, exclusive content, private events, and the opportunity to have your story featured on our website and social channels!

Whether you’re looking to scale your existing business and want to make the right connections, or you’re thinking about finally taking the leap to launch your business, we’re here to give you access to a community of women who will celebrate your every step, and with whom you can share the candid reality of building a business from scratch.

Applications open on May 2! Head over to entreprenista.com/theleagueentreprenista.com/theleague to apply today, and use the code Podcast for $100 off your yearly enrollment.

We can’t wait to welcome you, support you, and be part of your business journey!

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