So, how many times do you think you’ll hear the question, “What’s New”? during the holiday party season? This year, I am looking forward to having something exciting to tell my friends.
I’ve started a business this past summer. A consulting business for non-profits to be exact called L. Bell Third Sector Analytics, LLC. After spending a career in the third sector, as an administrator and as a board member, I am ready to share . My Board Products reflect that combination of experience and creativity.
This process has been a learning experience. Starting a business is a lot different from running one. I had started nonprofits before, but they already had a funding stream. I’m now starting from scratch, trying to build a client base willing to work remotely in a traditional hand-holding business. But Linda, remember it takes baby steps. Build it and they will come. I can’t get stuck in the sludge, must stay positive and keep at it.
To date, I have incorporated, written my business plan, designed my product line, had a web site designed 3rd Sector Analytics, designed business cards, working on Mail Chimp mailings. A real marketing approach comes next.
For those of you follow my blog, you may remember that I had retired and was eager to discover what my life’s second act would reveal. My retirement was not of my own planning, so I had many issues to work through. Each day, I tried to put one foot in front of the other and move forward but there were many days just one step became a monumental task. Slowly, I healed. Writing the blog helped. Being able to express myself, be creative, realize I was not alone helped so much. Those kind words of support mean so much.
So, this Christmas season I will craft my message. It will be quick, descriptive, have a call to action, and hopefully someone will find what I am offering of benefit.
I’m ready, please ask me “What’s New?”