Inspiring Women


Episode 12

Taking Your Business
to the Next Level


Episode 12: Taking Your Woman-Owned Business to the Next Level

It’s not easy being entrepreneur. There are a lot of barriers women can face in business in getting to the next level:

  • Being an original
  • Raising capital: more women use credit cards for capital than banking
  • Being taken seriously — sometimes you have to be different to be taken seriously
  • Owning your accomplishments: don’t be afraid to sell your capabilities
  • Building a supportive network
  • Balancing your personal and professional life
  • Fear — nobody wants to fail. There’s a lot of risk being an entrepreneur

Join us for a discussion of these issues and others in this episode of Inspiring Women.

Catherine Lang-Cline is the President and Co-Creator of Portfolio Creative. Prior to forming Portfolio Creative, Catherine spent more than 20 years in the creative industry as a designer for corporations and ad agencies, both as an employee and as a freelancer. Along with her co-founder Kristen Harris, Catherine felt that there needed to be a place to help artists find work and help clients find talent. They combined their experience and opened Portfolio Creative.

Portfolio Creative connects the best of the best in the creative industry. They connect the best creative clients with the best creative talent. That can come in the form of direct-hire, temp-to-hire, projects with contractors, or other needs. They handle all areas of marketing and advertising. For more information go to the Portfolio Creative website.

Catherine is a Certified Staffing Professional with the American Staffing Association. She serves as a board member for the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and is chair of the Chamber’s Small Business Council. She is also an active member of WPO and is currently President of NAWBO Columbus.

Catherine resides in Columbus and enjoys art, traveling, cooking, doing home renovation, and riding motorcycles.



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