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Mangla Sachdev of Expat Business in a Bag

From the origin story of their businesses to the ways they allowed themselves to grow as entrepreneurs, our Female Founders series gives a view into the lives of successful women from a variety of industries. Join us for today’s feature, Mangla Sachdev, offering a behind the scenes look at some of what she has done to succeed so far, advice for those starting off, and plans for the future.

What’s your business and how did you get started?

I help expats, digital nomads and military spouses to monetise as they move! Most of us build amazing networks in the few years we’re in another country and we have to start from scratch with each move. By having a business that travels with you, you get to build a worldwide network and monetise as you move!

What’s your favorite thing about being a business owner?

I’m funding my dreams and I get to meet and work with incredible people from all around the world. I’m helping women who have big amazing dreams to make a difference to their community. All while looking ahead and building a passive income stream for myself.

What is one thing you’re really proud of that you’ve created or accomplished?

My teenage daughter has been inspired by watching me and is now planning her future in getting a degree in a few years but also wants to try her hand at entrepreneurship.

What is the boldest thing you’ve ever done in business?

Shared my story to the folks at Meta Singapore and the US Embassy and both became clients for another business that I run with a partner! I thought to myself, the worst they’ll say is No! But lucky for us, they both said yes!

What’s one thing you’re currently excited about for the future of your business?

I’m working towards my 10 year plan of being an investor for female owned businesses and to give my husband a year off work so he can finish writing his book!

What’s your best business advice you would give to other women?

Spend one year working really hard – build an audience, attend networking events, engage in other people’s groups and memberships and show up consistently. By the end of that year you will have a clear idea of what works, what doesn’t, what people will pay for and you’ll be seen as reliable, an expert and someone they can trust.

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