The Real Female Entrepreneur

TRFE 149: How Heather Crabtree Got Started + The Hardest Year So Far

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”I have learned that I have to be just as kind to myself as I am to others.”


with Heather Crabtree


TRFE 149: How Heather Crabtree Got Started + The Hardest Year So Far | Podcast Episode | Entrepreneurship | Being A Female Entrepreneur | Personal and Business Growth | The Real Female Entrepreneur | Inspirational Women | Empowered Women Empower Women | Starting A Business | #personalgrowth | #personaldevelopment | #entrepreneurship


There’s really no way to wrap this conversation up into a neat and tidy caption. Because contrary to popular belief, life nor business are neat and tidy. But I will tell you this - this conversation is real and heart-breaking and encouraging and inspiring and I think you should listen.

If you’re like me, you started following Heather Crabtree more recently on her journey. But there’s so much that happened before the Savvy Business Owner community became a reality. So, we start out by taking it way back (#throwbackthursday) to college, and Heather shares about the journey (from law to wedding planning to $30k course launches) that brought her here.

Like most entrepreneurs, it’s been a journey for Heather of both ups and downs. But the past year has been one of the hardest years yet. About a year ago, her 10-year-old daughter, London, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. And amidst caring for her daughter, fighting cancer, grieving, and moving forward, she’s continued to be a bright light for female entrepreneurs.



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Heather is your Friendly Business Mentor and Founder of The Savvy Community.  

With a law degree in hand, she started her first post-law firm business hours at age 24, gained a business partner at 28, and sold the business 6 years later to start her current business. Now she mentors and speaks to lady entrepreneurs around the globe each year, encouraging and teaching women to create and grow a savvy business that combines their smarts and heart. She also strongly believes your business should fit in your life and you should not be forced to fit your life in your business.

Business aside, Heather is also a proud mom to her littles, London and Lane, and wife of 13 years to her husband, Cole. She believes that life should not be taken for granted and that we should cherish each morsel of every day. She loves to encourage, motivate and share her knowledge with others, but also believes that we can learn something from every person we meet.


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