The next cohort of The M.O.R.E. Program for Entrepreneurial Women just got underway, which is quite exciting.
When I was having my first one-on-one coaching calls with each of the participants, I started to see a pattern.
They had really, really big ideas of what they wanted to accomplish with their businesses.
What they didn’t have was a clear sense of how they were going to create and iterate new products or services with lots of input from their ideal customers.
There was a desire to figure it all out before letting the world in on what they had to offer.
At the end of their first coaching session, they each had two primary goals for the program.
One goal would help them build their platform and network.
The second goal would be to identify new sources of revenue with help from their ideal customers and actually launch the new offering THIS year.
Not wait two years, tinkering with an idea in their heads and then springing it on the market.
Too often, when we have a good idea, we keep it to ourselves while trying to bring it to life.
For entrepreneurs, the danger is building a product or service that no one wants to buy.
In an office setting, it might mean setting a new policy without any buy-in or even acknowledgment from staff that there was a problem that needed to be solved.
Don’t wait years to test out your theory.
Start small – with a minimal viable product – and do a pilot or test run to gather feedback from users.
In fact, this is a great way to strengthen connections with people in your network.
Your Challenge For This Week
Reach out to three people and share an idea that you’ve been working on in your head.
Be open to their feedback and suggestions.
Circle back when you’ve iterated some more and thank them for helping you get the ball rolling.
Try this and let me know how it goes!
Business Growth Strategist & Business Coach
As a relationship-based business growth strategist, I work directly with a limited number of self-employed professionals, aka solopreneurs.
WHO YOU ARE:
You want to have a greater impact and increased income. The problem is that there are so many options for how to build your business that you can feel stuck, overwhelmed, and like you’re running out of time.
The reason options are overwhelming is that you’re looking at them as a series of disconnected steps, when to make the most of your time, you need a strategy that connects only the most important and highest impact ones.
You know that if you try to do everything, you’ll accomplish nothing. This means, to achieve your goal, you have to invest in a strategy to put time on your side.
As a relationship-based business growth strategist, I will work with you to design a year-long plan that consists of three 12-week sprints, each followed by 4 weeks of reflection/assessment, rejuvenation/vacation, and strategic planning. This will allow you to sequence your goals, create momentum, and leverage your limited time.
We can build your plan through a half-day strategy session, a coaching engagement, or a mastermind program.
These are not right for everyone; they’re personalized offerings and are priced accordingly.
What might you work on?
In my coaching work with entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, we focus on the areas where you’d like to grow, which may include:
- Creating a strong sales conversation framework
- Building your referral network
- Lead generation through a relationships
- Growing your visibility in your industry
- Increasing your ability to attract the right kind of clients
- Identifying and launching a minimally viable offer
- Breaking through whatever bottleneck is holding you back from getting the results you want and deserve
- Becoming a published author and marketing your book successfully
- Improving your virtual presentation skills
Learn more about the different ways we can work together – deep dive 3-hour session, private 1:1 coaching, and masterminds. I’m excited to support you in reaching or exceeding your goals.