四年前,当查莉•德•哈斯(Charlie de Haas)辞掉工作,不知道去哪里找钱付房租时,她发现自己站在了十字路口。

她下一步该做什么,什么样的事业能让她有一份充实而有创造性的工作,而且能让她想坚持下去?

4年后,这位现年34岁的女子已经是老板,她的公司Clean Treats Factory生产蛋白球和其他健康食品,营业额超过1000万。

Charlie (pictured) shared her business story with FEMAIL, after she bought some ingredients from Coles one day, whipped up some bliss balls and sold them to a local cafe

查莉说,“创办Clean Treats纯粹是为了付我的房租。我失业的时候,有一天我去逛Coles,买了一些材料,把它们放进搅拌机,然后就做成了。”

在谈到她数百万元的生意是如何做起来的时,她说道,她在自家厨房里搅拌了一批蛋白球之后,她就把它们带到当地一家咖啡馆,结果很受顾客欢迎。

'I'm not even a good cook. In fact, I hardly do any cooking,' Charlie laughed-  but she said she 'seemed to be good with treats and they just worked' (pictured: her protein balls)

“我甚至不算是个好厨师。其实,我几乎不做饭,”她笑着说。“但我似乎对美食很在行,而且它们确实奏效了。这也许是老天在帮忙吧。”

本身具备商业拓展背景的查莉说道,她很快意识到,“每被人拒绝一次,她就离成功越近”。

“我会走进咖啡馆,说,‘嗨,我叫查莉,你想尝尝我的蛋白球吗?”她解释说,当然,这也制造了笑声,打破了别人对促销的排斥。

不过在她学到经验之前,Clean Treats Factory的产品就已经开始名声在外了。

She said that she would walk into cafes and say 'Hi, my name is Charlie, would you like to eat my balls?,' which always broke the ice with would-be stockists She said that she would walk into cafes and say 'Hi, my name is Charlie, would you like to eat my balls?,' which always broke the ice with would-be stockists

最近查莉甚至在悉尼Alexandria开了自己的咖啡馆,名叫“Clean Treats Cafe”,为顾客提供美味的植物性彩虹食品、无麸质和无乳食品。

她说,“这些年来,有太多的时刻让我想掐自己一下,看看是不是在做梦。”

“聘用我的第一位正式员工,实现了100万的销售额,签订了1400平方米的租赁合同,开门营业,感觉这是一个真正的公司,这一切都太棒了。”

Recently, Charlie even launched her own 'Clean Treats Cafe' (pictured) in Sydney's Alexandria There, she serves up her delicious plant-based rainbow food and gluten dairy-free treats (pictured)

在谈到她为其他想要自己创业的女性能提供什么建议时,查莉说,她学到的最重要的一件事就是,如何“寻求帮助和接受帮助”。

“这么长时间以来,我都尝试自己做每一件事,我知道,你起步的时候没有时间,没有钱,所以你觉得你需要亲力亲为。”

“但实际上,你应该寻求帮助。雇佣比你优秀的人做一些你只能勉强应对的事,这是很好的商业意识。”

Before she knew it, Charlie's (pictured) Clean Treats Factory products were starting to gain a name for themselves

这位34岁的女子还建议,要学会打破自己的障碍,“不要再做自己最大的敌人了”。

她说,最后一点是,要学会权衡各种因素。

“你要谈论利润,在做每一个商业决策时运用3P原则。”

“激情、人情味和利润——没有其他人的帮助,任何一个人都不会成功,在做决定的时候,你需要确保考虑到所有的因素。”

她总结道:“把失败当作学习的机会,花时间反思自己所学到的东西。”

“一旦你完成了这些艰苦的工作,那么就相信这个世界。这些都会有所帮助。”

Speaking about her business tips for other women looking to strike out on their own, Charlie explained that one of the biggest things she's learned is how to 'ask for help and be okay with receiving help' She struggled with Imposter syndrome at one stage (pictured: her treats)