Hattie Elliot on How Building a Business is Like Raising a Child

In Chapter 9 of 15 in her 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, entrepreneur Hattie Elliot answers "How Are the Stakes Increasing as You Invest Another Year Building Your Own Company?" As a small business owner, Elliot finds raising a small business is like raising a child. In the early infancy stages, she is more forgiving of wrinkles but as it matures, she is less forgiving and more focused on a plan. She learns to embrace getting older and becoming more confident and assured in her approach to raising the business.

Hattie Grace Elliot is the founder and CEO of The Grace List, a social networking company that creates destination events and experiences to forge lasting personal and professional connections across its young professional members. Elliot graduated from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where she studied economics, philosophy, and politics.