Achieving Excellence Consulting, the new standard of business excellence
I personally feel that when people are talking about you, it's a good thing. However, no one can tell your story like you. This journey that the women of the Triangle are taking, is birthed from my desire to see women achieve more and live in excellence and not fear. I want them to have the tools needed that will specifically give them success. I am not handing these women anything. I would be doing these women a disservice if I hand them anything, but the reality that owning a business involves blood, sweat and a lot of tears. A wise woman once told me, "You better start out the way you can hold out." I want them to work to start it, so they know they have what it takes to endure the challenges. There is no business owner that eased into success. They fought for it and they leaned in to find the strength to keep climbing until their found their victory.
So, what is this journey all about? I want to identify that woman, 10 in fact, that has a "Why" so strong, she will make it without me. When I find that determined woman, none of my efforts will be in vain. She will take advantage of every support I lend and every hand I hold out. The journey will identify these women by having three events that funnel the interested, to the serious, and down to the ready. We start with an entrepreneurial fair. This is for the interested that want more information and want to hear the journey of others that have found success. I am so excited about this. We are going to approach this event like speed-dating. There is nothing worse than having a booth at a fair, you are talking to an interested party and someone walks up mid-success story and you play catch up trying to retell the story and climax the ending simultaneously. Talk about your frustration. This is the cure, for that. Each entrepreneur will be stationary at their table. The participants will have a map and a directory so they can strategically spend their time with entrepreneurs that are going to best interest them.
The next event is a workshop for the serious. This is a day of learning in the four key areas of business; Marketing, Process, Wholeness and Finance. To be a successful female entrepreneur, these four areas are vital. The workshop will have a fee for participants, here is why. I know for a fact that anything you put your hard earned dollar on is something you will value. Also, owning a business is a huge commitment and investment. If paying for the workshop is a hardship, you are not ready for entrepreneurship. This is going to be exciting because of the experts we will have. I can't tell you who they are yet, but it's coming. We will be using survey software during the workshop so the speakers can survey their audience while teaching, to get real-time feedback. We all know that when you get the survey at the end of a workshop, often you won't get the zeal you would have gotten if you could ask the people during. We are going to use technology for all its worth, to make sure that no woman leaves a session with an unanswered question. They can do it on the app.
The journey then takes a halt because the women that journey through the workshop have the opportunity to interview for one of 10 places in the inaugural Achieving Excellence Consulting, Inc. class. A committee will receive the women's applications (worked through in each session of the workshop) and will interview them for understanding and readiness of entrepreneurship. The 10 women chosen by the committee will move on to a Mentor & Mentee event. They will first receive the vital tools to run their new business, legal preparation for their business and the one thing they will tell the committee they need to launch into their success with power. Whoa! I tell you I get excited thinking about these women and what they will achieve. Anyway, the other half of their day will be sitting with a mentor in their industry that will give them a realistic look at what will make their journey more effective. Such things like a year in a view in that specific industry and how to spot the common pitfalls, will help the new business owner to start off strong.
Then, what I am most excited about! On Tuesday - Two - Twenty (2/20/18) Achieving Excellence Consulting, Inc. will launch these 10 new businesses at the 2018 Inaugural Business Launch Party! We will celebrate these dynamic women and the journey that is just beginning. It will also be a time that we can celebrate all those that helped along the way. The women will invite their family and friends to kick-start them with a bang! What's even more exciting? Two-Twenty-Twenty (2/20/20) when we launch 20 new businesses. I am so ready to celebrate that great addition to the North Carolina economy.
Alright, that's the scoop. You are all caught up and ready to take this journey either as a journey taker, or as a support and encourager. It takes a village, there are so many great organizations and business partnerships. I look forward to partnering with many that will enhance our women both in this journey and beyond.
Moving forward; ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE!!!!!