Fairy Godmother for Entrepreneurs | Magic Wand Technique

    Finally! Your Fairy Godmother for Business has arrived! She is here and just in the nick o’ time. She gives you the gift of her magic wand. For one week – one week only – you have the power to do anything with your business. To make it be ANYTHING you want. Work with any kind of client you want. Charge whatever you want.  For one week. What do you do?…. Be sure to journal on this and really give it some good, big, magical, fun energy. Come find us on Facebook and share your thoughts there. We’ll continue this thread in the very near future. Stay tuned…...

Embracing Entrepreneurship in the Mountains | The Modern Pioneer

Embracing Entrepreneurship in the Mountains Guest Post by Cowork Evergreen member, Laura Brandenburg   Even though I’ve lived near Evergreen for 4 years and been in business for 6, I’ve just recently entered the Evergreen business scene. There was a time in my life when I was so tired of the corporate world that I decided to hunker down. Not leaving my work-from-home office was a freedom I treasured dearly. Then one daughter was born. And another. Hunkering down became a necessity rather than a choice as I stole hours and minutes during naps and content playtimes to work on or in my business. Outside of attending a local professional group a few times each year and traveling to speak on great occasion, I stayed close to home when it came to working. But recently, that’s started to change for the better. Finally giving some attention to my calling to help moms find profitable work, I decided to host an in-person Digital Product Workshop. I discovered this wonderful place called Cowork Evergreen. It was the perfect venue for the intimate gathering of women who attended. (If you are interested, the next workshop is on September 26, and you can find out more here.) I’ve started leaving my home office one day per week to work at Cowork Evergreen too. I get to talk to people. In person. For those of you I’ve met already, I know I haven’t been the most outgoing or talkative, but I’m looking forward to catching up with you when I’m not caught up in thought about whatever it is I might be working on...

Getting Back to Basics | Motivation for Entrepreneurs

  Getting Back to Basics | 2 simple things you can do to turn around your business. I received some great advice today. Simple, but exactly what I needed to hear. In our businesses, there are only two things we need to do everyday. TWO things, that’s it. Music to my ears, for sure, hopefully for you as well. You ready to hear what those magical two things are? Here ya go: 1. Provide value to your community every day. 2. Present your community with an opportunity to buy, every day.    Let those sink in a bit and think about what that means for you and your business. What do you do to provide value every day?  How do you encourage your community to become not just a member of your tribe, but also a customer (without making them annoyed)? Let’s chat more about what those two items really entail. It might be different for your business and you might pick up some new ideas. Read on with an open mind and be open to new possibilities. And be sure to share any other methods that work for you. Digging Deeper Into the 2 Simple Things Concept: 1. Provide value to your community every day. This means putting out information, content that helps you connect with your tribe. Be human, be vulnerable, tell them about your thought process, behind-the-scenes, before-and-after scenarios of your clients, case studies, tell them stories, engage them and inspire them. Educate them. Get them interested and let them love you. AND let them not love you. The more you put out your message in an authentic way,...

Lessons Learned from Our Kick Start Your Biz Workshop |In-Person Workshops for Entrepreneurs

We had an amazing time with our sold-out Kick Start Your Biz workshop last Friday. Our group of women entrepreneurs were all at different places in their personal and business lives, but all were ready to gain clarity and take some action and come up with seriously powerful game plans to take them to the next level. Some of the things we talked about would be helpful lessons for others, so I wanted to address them here in today’s blog post. Here are some of the most powerful topics we touched on at the workshop: 1. Establish simple morning rituals. Frame your day with a positive outlook and move into your day with intention. What does this mean?  Creating a simple morning ritual is an easy way to get a jump start on success. Think about what could happen if the first thing you do in the morning is to [NOT jump out of bed in a rush] get up and set both feet on the floor. Take a deep breath, feel it fill your lungs and bringing life to your whole body.   Next, think about a few things you are grateful for  in your life – even in the darkest times there are always miracles around you. Witness them and give thanks for them. This is one of THE most powerful actions you can take.   Next, consider the three things you’re going to do in the day that are going to get you to the life that you desire. I’m not talking about a basic to-do list, I’m talking about the things you can do that will...