Expat Women Business Idea of the Month – Vardit Kohn

top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>Diva Readers might remember last month when Expat Women.com chose The Antiques Diva™ Exclusive Private Guided Antique Shopping Tours of Holland, Belgium and France as their Business Idea of the Month! I was thrilled with the publicity and honored to be chosen by this top-notch online newsletter. This month, my friend Vardit Kohn, creator For Goodness Sake and author of several cookbooks, is featured as The Expat Women.com Business Idea of The Month!

For those of you who are not familiar with Expat Woman.com, I encourage you to visit the site. Their mission is to inspire expat women’s success abroad by providing a first-stop website to share stories, network globally, develop personally and find the best expat resources. The” Business How To” tips Vardit Kohn gives in this month’s interview are guaranteed to help any entrepreneur, whether living in their homeland or abroad!

When asked “What advice would you give to other women wanting to set up businesses in a foreign country?” Vardit, in typical V-fashion, responded, “Just Do It! Don’t let if’s, what if’s and but’s deter you. Fear is the only thing that keeps us in our tracks and stops us from moving ahead. Get over it, no matter what country you live in. There is not such a thing as failure. If the result is not what you wanted, learn from it and move on. Do not use your new environment as an excuse; you could have failed in your own country, too. Think of the foreign environment in which you live as an advantage rather than a disadvantage. Are there things you could do/learn there that you could not back home? Are there business opportunities that have opened up thanks to your new country? Can you combine skills/contacts from your homeland with ideas/opportunities in your new location?”

You might recall from my own interview with Expat Woman.com that when asked for my top 5 tips for starting a career in a suitcase, Tip # 4 encouraged readers to find a mentor. With advice such as that above, you can see why I chose Vardit Kohn to fill the role of mentor for me – a chat with V is like having your own personal cheerleader!

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If you’re living in Holland or just passing through, email Vardit for a personal consultation or to join one of V’s healthy cooking courses! You might just see me there! info@forgoodness-sake.com

Best Wishes for A Happy & Healthy Lifestyle!

The Antiques Diva™

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The Irish Queen with Vardit at a Gooi Luncheon this summer – Sadly I’m not in the pic as I was behind the camera clicking away!

The Antiques Diva is The Business Idea of the Month!

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I have a confession to make. While I play a diva on the internet, I’m not necessarily a diva in real life. A partial diva, yes, as I adore champagne, international travel and a husband who, in general, dotes on my every whim. But there are no crying fits or shoe throwing (well, except for that one time). I don’t bathe in Evian and I only drink wine on days that end in “y”. I hate to toot my own horn, but in high school I was actually voted my school’s “most friendly student” – that I went to an exceptionally small high school has nothing to do with the outcome of the results! Last but not least, contrary to the fact that I will always choose “form over function”, I am an exceedingly pragmatic and, dare I say, responsible individual. And you may not know this about me – but I am also a business woman.

Now this little revelation is just a tiny insight into the woman behind “the diva” – and I think it’s the perfect way to offer you a chance to get to know the “me” I am when I’m not The Antiques Diva. Consider this blog a prelude, if you will, to an interview Expat Women.com conducted with me just last week. This site, designed to help women living overseas, has chosen my tour business as their Business Idea of the Month!

But why read about it here, when you could go straight to the source. Expat Women’s mission is to inspire expat women’s success abroad by providing a first-stop website to share stories, network globally, develop personally and find the best expat resources. Whether it’s your first experience living overseas, you are a seasoned expat, a returned Expat Woman, or you are about to embark on your big adventure, this site has something for everyone!

Happy Reading,

The Antiques Diva™