Your Name: Ali Rittenhouse
Business Name: Ali Rittenhouse International, an online business coach and and tech supporter
Type of Business: Coaching & Consulting; Marketing & PR
Business Location: Sidney, Ohio, United States
Reason for starting
I knew inside that my potential was not being utilized and I felt the desire for something more. After being in another position working for the man who looked down on me and my abilities, I knew I was done. I found the exact answer in starting my own business. Not only am I able to utilize ALL of my potential, I am helping other women see theirs and help them build their own successful online businesses.
My business success is that I haven’t given up yet and I REFUSE to. There have been several times that it would have been easier to throw in the towel and walk away. My success comes from not giving up and getting through those hard times. The result of not giving up… A successful business that has doubled in size and is supported by 3 virtual team members.
What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it?
A huge challenge has been my location. I have been told several times in order to build the type of business I want that I may need to consider moving. I teach women how to build successful businesses from anywhere using technology. The idea that I was being told to move was unnerving. I addressed it by deciding to stay in my small town in Ohio and travel where I need to go. The amazing thing is our transportation system is also more sophisticated than ever as well as technology, making this a doable solution. Having a incredible team helps make this possible too!
Who is your most important role model?
Other womenpreneurs. Those womenpreneurs who have taken control of their life and are working on changing the world while creating their empires. Those who take the next step and DREAM BIGGER. It is hard to pick just one but I am going to throw out Marie Forleo. She has taught me that being myself is one of my best assets. She has also helped me see that I can use my unique talents to change the world while dreaming big!