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Empowering Through Passion: The Journey of Elise Kutt and Her Thriving Businesses
3rd October 2023 • The Female Millionaire • Fuel to Fire
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Introduction:

  • In today's episode, we have the pleasure of talking to Elise Kutt, an inspiring entrepreneur who turned her passion into thriving businesses.
  • Elise is The founder of MODBettie, a portrait studio, and NAUGHTYBettie, a lingerie boutique.
  • Join us as we dive into Elise's journey and learn how she overcame obstacles to create two successful businesses.

Finding Her Calling

  • Elise's journey begins with a challenging start as she struggles to find her path in college.
  • She discovered her passion for photography while taking a photography course at a community college.
  • Art school at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago played a pivotal role in her self-discovery.
  • Elise's journey toward self-love and confidence through photography.

From Self-Portraits to Empowerment

  • Elise realized the power of using the camera as a tool for self-expression and art therapy.
  • The idea of offering the same empowering experience to other women took shape.
  • The birth of MoD Betty Portra Boutique, specializing in retro pinup photography.
  • Evolving to include modern boudoir styles to cater to a wider audience.

Embracing Change and Empowerment

  • Elise's unconventional approach: Empowerment comes first, clothing choices second.
  • The importance of using the camera as a tool to empower women to see themselves differently.
  • The synergy between MODBettie and NAUGHTYBettie creates a seamless experience for clients.
  • Hosting female empowerment events to connect and uplift women.

Overcoming Challenges

  • Elise shares her biggest obstacle: building a team and managing people.
  • The importance of recognizing strengths and seeking help in areas of growth.
  • The value of mentorship and surrounding oneself with the right people.
  • The exhilaration of seeing dreams come to life with the right team in place.

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