Dear Reader,

Growing up, I never thought I’d be an entrepreneur. I never had a lemonade stand as a kid. I often asked my mom to sell Girl Scout cookies for me by taking my order form to work with her. I certainly wasn’t a kid who enjoyed selling. 

But somehow soon after I became a first time mom over a decade ago, the entrepreneurial juices started flowing in me. (I guess it was my version of nesting. Business is incredibly creative after all.) I started to see problems that needed solving and things I wished existed in the world. Things like a lightweight, portable play mat for my infant son to do tummy time anywhere we went or also social groups for moms just like me. I also wished I could find some cute novelty t-shirts to dress my baby boy in that gave homage to our Indian roots. So I decided to create what I desired to see in the world and launched a novelty t-shirt business that evolved into themed party decor as well when I couldn’t find the right theme for my son’s first birthday party.  

I have since become a multi-passionate serial entrepreneur and have fallen in love with business because I see business as a service that solves a problem and creates a solution for others. And the better you are at filling the need, the more people you get to serve and the more your business grows. 

It’s crazy to look back now and think about how I was launching businesses as a self-taught entrepreneur all while also being a wife, mom of two and an emergency physician. I’ve learned so much about building a brand, marketing, and most of all serving my customers. 

I’ve also worked a lot on the mindset that it takes to grow a successful business that doesn’t burn you out, and I’m so excited that both Amber and I will get to share what we have learned in the years we have both been entrepreneurs in our brand new Women in White Coats Business Academy which launches this January. 

We are pulling back the curtain and taking you behind the scenes of our multiple six-figure brand, so you too can learn how to build a successful online business. We decided to put this together because we know lots of women doctors with great ideas who get stuck in analysis paralysis or perfection, thinking they need an MBA to be an entrepreneur or that they just don’t have what it takes to launch a successful business. 

So have the entrepreneurial juices been flowing for you? Have you been thinking about starting an online business and sharing your expertise and knowledge in the form of a digital course, a blog, a podcast or even through offering coaching services? 

Maybe you were a part of our Virtual Summit: Women Docs Thinking Outside the Box and had a ton of ideas after, but are not sure how to get your idea off the ground. 

Or perhaps you have already launched your business and are not sure how to make it profitable. Yes, you can make a profit during a pandemic.  In fact the knowledge industry and many online businesses are booming right now and we doubled our revenue in 2020 ourselves!) 

Well, be sure to join us for a FREE on demand webinar called “Turn your Passion Into Profit During a Pandemic.” We will share with you our top tips on how as a woman doctor, juggling work and family, you can launch or grow a successful business. You’ll also be one of the first to get to enroll in our Women in White Coats Business Academy so we can coach you on doubling your business in just 4 months. Spots for the academy are limited, so be sure to check it out right away.  

To Uplifting One Another,

Archana Shrestha

Women in White Coats

Archana Shrestha, MD is a physician, life coach, speaker and entrepreneur in Chicago. She is the Cofounder of Women in White Coats and a coauthor of “The Chronicles of Women in White Coats” book series. Learn more about her by going to . She can be followed on Instagram @MightyMomMD