Now that we’ve entered the month of November it’s normal for us to begin to reflect on the year and enter the season of thanksgiving. After returning from an 8-day vacation in Hawaii I’ve had ample time to reflect and want to share with you 5 things I’m grateful for in business. If you desire to own your business or currently have your own business, you may be able to relate to this post or gain some new insight on something you can add to your entrepreneur toolkit.
- Business Partner – I’m so grateful for Samantha. Having a business partner has many perks that aren’t just financial. Our personalities complement each other well and when one of us aren’t feeling 100% the other knows when to step up and take over to get things done. We also bring to the table different skill sets, which is great considering we are both entrepreneurs with no formal business education. Being an entrepreneur is not easy but it is most certainly rewarding. Like a marriage, having someone committed to go through the ups and downs of building a brand with you is priceless.
- Canva – I’m so grateful for Canva as 70% of our content for posts, social media, and event marketing were created via Canva. Canva is an easy to use tool for creating content for web or print such as: Facebook covers, posters, flyers, media kits, invitations, blog graphics, presentations, etc. To learn more about Canva and how it can help you with your business check out this detailed article from Small Business Trends by clicking here.
- Co-Scheduler – Co-scheduler is the new marketing department. Like us, if you’re looking to cut down the amount of time spent marketing and promoting your content on multiple social media platforms – this is the tool for you. Co-scheduler is an automated social publisher that allows you to plan your marketing and save a ton of time. It’s also affordable. To learn more about Co=Scheduler and how it can boost your small business click here.
- Fiverr – Fiverr is amazing for the entrepreneurs with limited funds but still wanting quality work. Basically freelancers use Fiverr to list tasks and services they offer at reasonable prices. You can message several freelancers and from the responses select whom you want to work with (which is highly recommended). Samantha and I have utilized Fiverr for developing our website, logo, and editing. To learn more about Fiverr click here.
- Business Relationships – When working with other brands, Samantha and I are very strategic about whom we work with and how we build a win-win relationship for all parties involved. It’s never a good idea to work with a brand and not offer them anything. We pride ourselves on promoting and marketing brands that we love. After all, before Natural Power of HER was created we were (and still are) huge fans/supporters of hairstylists, other natural hair bloggers, business bloggers, youtubers, periscopers and other natural hair events/planners. Now as business owners, we still support these individuals and create new ways to partner with them on our blog or at our events. If you want to see what building business relationships manifest you don’t want to miss our upcoming November 14th event Curl Passion Brunch.
Hopefully these 5 things I’m thankful for can assist someone with a goal of starting a business take that leap of faith and fearlessly confront this goal head on utilizing the things that has tremendously helped us build Natural Power of HER.