So a few days a go, I told you guys I was going to talk more about what went on last Tuesday. Basically, I had both B-start and a CeWIT meeting back to back and both were very productive
I had went into the week with questions on how to release survey’s and whither or not I should release my company name or not. I’m not 100% certain about legal stuff (which I will get to talk about in the future once I go through that workshop in January), but after these two meetings I pretty much knew what I had to do.
In B-start, we met at Dimension Mill. Dimension Mill is an entrepreneur heaven more or less. You can rent office space to work out of and they have special level-up meetings too, which one is coming up next Week (I’ll be covering that too eventually). There’s more to it but I’m still figuring this place out and how to use it in this business I’m building. For now, it’s a good place to meet other entrepreneurs, learn new experience, and to meet my mentor since her office is located there as well. The only downside is that it’s not directly on any of the business, I kinda have to walk a block or two to get to a bus stop but it’s better getting home from there at that time of night then in the other places I’ve been to so far.
So back to the workshop, that night’s particular workshop was called “Telling your story”. I knew it would help me describe my company but I wasn’t sure what it was going to be out. Turns out, it was about publishing and getting your company out there when your ready. Couldn’t of been a better time to go through a workshop like this!
I had a lot of questions that night, a few about how I use this blog for my company, my name and if I’m ready to show case that and get known by it, and then just smaller ones about marketing. All were answered! At the end of the session I only had to ask one question which was very good I think.
So basically, I learned that having a blog like this for your company is a good thing. It’s one way to get the word out about new products and other things that are going on, even events. I told you guys before that I was using this site for my company, but that night was the real answer to set that in stone. Basically, what I have here was my company. I had started out doing something I love, which is talking about what I’m learning. Now i’m taking it a step farther by show casing what products i’m trying to develop and allowing you guys to give feedback. Of course, I need to learn how to make things a lot more interesting here but so far things have been going good.
So after the B-start workshop, I think went to Luddy hall for a CeWIT meeting about business as well. They were holding a think tank which was very helpful. Again, most people there have a lot more experience then I do in business. So far I’ve been trying to put the product together but once I do, there is a hell of a lot I need to work on for the business itself. That’s where I need to figure out what comes next after B-start and how much work it’s going to take. Find more help if needed. Another incubator for startups maybe?
Anyway, back to the CeWIT meeting. Think Tank was awesome! I learned a lot about things I needed to look for and I was also able to give some advice about some things I knew (which is surprising, I know). I learned that one of the students there is going to write her business plan using a podcast. She’s got her product ready, she’s now ready to market. I was able to tell her about Patreon which seemed like a good starting point for her to test the market out with her product. We talked a little more and just hearing her story made me realize that it’s OK to keep you guys in the zone on what is happening. Reveal a little more then what I have been on how i’m doing in building a business. This is what made me want to start writing a lot more about what i’m doing now. In a way both sessions helped me to use this blog a lot more then I was for my company.
Of course, that wasn’t all I learned. I was also suggested to not reveal my company name until I felt ready. Using the blogs name now is ok in fact.
Then there was the name SUCCES which stands for Simple, unexpected, concentrate, credible, emotional, story. Those stood for things I should remember for my writing about my products.
There was a lot of other little notes but I think you guys may have heard enough. Plus I think I got the most important parts down on what I learned, which is that this blog is a good tool. I just need to write better content now that I have a topic for it.
I would appreciate it if you guys would please take a few minutes to answer my product surveys or to like and share my content. I am working on two more survey’s (about pet adoption and communication between deaf and hearing using ASL) and an email list. The email list will be to quickly tell you guys about any new surveys coming out and I may try to add a few features to it. More updates to come Wed.