Female Founder Feature with Mångata Apothecary

We’re excited to introduce you to Stefanie Henderlin, the founder of Mångata Apothecary which offers botanical products that are useful and effective as well as educational kits and ebooks for the DIY driven! We asked Stefanie a few questions about her life an as entrepreneur and know you’re going to love all that she has to share. Enjoy!

What would you say is the #1 thing it takes to be successful?
    • Confidence in yourself.
What’s one thing you do everyday that contributes to your success?
    • Seek insight, correction, as well as brainstorming with friends, mentors, or those I admire. I am always open and looking for hints and suggestions.
What’s one book that’s contributed to your business success?
    • The Earthwise Herbal I & II by Matthew Wood.
What is your favourite productivity tip?
    • Try to predict what your criticism may be in order to perfect your products.
What inspired you to start your business?
    • My husband. His entrepreneurial attitude towards work as well as his confidence in my knowledge and products (which had originally just been for our household), led me to believe I could do what I never thought of doing!
Do you have a morning routine that you swear by? What is it and why does it contribute to your success?
    • Yes- my morning routine is to get up and work before the toddler is up! I get a lot accomplished before my daughter is awake and I also have a few moments to myself to write down my plan for the day.
Do you have a favourite business podcast? Why do you love it?
    • No business podcast but can I talk about the podcast LORE?!
How do you relax and recharge?
    • Coffee. The Blacklist TV show. Our visiting with friends over coffee discussing the Blacklist TV show!
What advice would you give to someone just starting out in business?
    • Find someone who believes in what you are doing (you will need their encouragement and advice) and then take a deep breathe and believe in yourself! Also- be open to learning and stay humble.
How do you maintain a positive mindset in business and life when those inevitable challenges arise?
    • I keep seeking advice or insight from those who have been doing this way before I ever started. It will not always work out but keep your head up and keep pushing!

Thank you so much to Stefanie for sharing some of her greatest lessons learned, productivity tips and general business advice. What an inspiration for us all! 

Check out Essentials by Stefanie.

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