This week she returns with a post on 3 Things Worth Doing Again for Your Startup, so over to Diana to explain all...
"The week has been busy to move my startup, The Daughterhood Coach, forward but through repetition. So far, my aim is to gain clients, and I have made some progress toward this goal through the following continuous actions:
This can serve a variety of purposes, including the following: to ask for help or advice, to seek collaboration, and to promote the business.
I talked with a woman at a known university in a city three hours away from my home. She gave a few suggestions, such as certification and volunteering, but I am unsure at this time if I can follow them due to distance, for example. I plan to call her back since I am still interested in working with her.
Then at two separate gatherings, I met two enthusiastic women around my age who were both in the marketing field. I am glad they spent a few moments at least listening to me as I explained about the Daughterhood Coach.
I visited the local Small Business Development Centre and talked to a business consultant. Among his advice was to focus on the business plan. Finally, I chatted with an older friend, who encouraged me to continue the path of social entrepreneurship.
Updating the business plan
This can serve to provide focus and/or keep up with the trends as well as possible competition.
I had to rewrite my business plan, reverting to my original audience and purpose: to provide empowerment consultations for young women. This would be similar to life coaching. One of the unique twists is the dyad approach, which I call the Gal Pal System. In this setting that emulates a mini support group, each client brings a female friend along as her accountability partner and/or as a fellow client. Storytelling would still be part of the consultation methodology.
In addition, I have written the first pages of my upcoming e-book geared for young women. I hope this would help promote the startup and diversify my income.
Updating my business plan also means I have to update my website soon for further clarification.
Holding on to hope
This serves to maintain the startup’s upward journey.
I admit, though I am excited about my business, I sometimes fear failure and harbor doubt. How do I regain hope and faith? My list includes reaching out to my circle of supporters, networking/researching for possibilities, and doing some physical exercises for an endorphin boost."
Cheers Diana and we look forward to reading your third post next week...
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