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Welcome to Her Success Story.

Women inspire me every single day. Their tenacity, wit, enthusiasm, power and grace have provided the world with amazing businesses that have transformed industries. Her Success Story is a podcast that allows these impactful and fascinating women to share their success journey with the world. Their triumphs, along with their failures. Their lessons, along with their leadership. And their determination to follow their dreams. Listen in each week as we talk to women in fashion, coaching, corporate, legal and so much more.

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Sep 11, 2023

This week Ivy Slater, host of Her Success Story, chats with her guest, Ellen Long. The two continue in our Mergers & Acquisitions Series, and talk about her passion for the women's leadership space, the symbiotic relationship of family and business, and the mentor that created a 3 year plan that made her a household name in her own city. She tells us, “...when you treat people like people you end up in places you probably shouldn’t be just because you’re being a person that is friendly and kind and interesting and adds value…it’s so much more than just business.”

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Ellen started in the M&A space in middle school, when she, decided that she wanted to be a business consultant

  • Why she “hunkers down on” the importance of family business as being part of the core value of family

  • What two things she says have benefited her business most

  • Who has helped her along the way, and what her mentors have taught her

  • The importance of bringing value to relationships and creating true connections while networking

  • What questions to ask yourself in every networking opportunity

  • Who WealthFit partners with, and her beautiful perspective on her love of the human side of business

  • What challenges she has faced, and what has surprised her along the way

  • Why Ellen says we should all have a personal Board of Directors

Ellen helps entrepreneurs build and sell profitable, fun, and family-oriented companies. She's a Tedx Speaker, a Women to Watch award winner, and a graduate of the Leadership Wilmington. Ellen is also a course creator for WealthFit, Inc. and has a passion for teaching about finance! Her two courses, Financial Adulting and How to Make College a Smart Investment, help young people get a jumpstart on life. She loves being outside so you'll catch her paddle-boarding, snowboarding, playing volleyball or pickle-ball, and hiking around in her free time. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from North Greenville University, her M.B.A. from Liberty University, and her CFP® from Boston University.