It’s the first of May and that means just one thing – Spring clean. Even though I’m currently in Buenos Aires where it’s autumn, in just 10 days I’m heading to Los Angeles to meet spring head on.
So I’ve decided it’s time for a change up around here. In case you hadn’t noticed I’m the kind of gal who likes change. You might have guessed from how often I up and move country, switch locations, and experiment with new initiatives on my blog and in business. I’m thrilled to tell you 10 things you didn’t know about The Suitcase Entrepreneur that you totally need too!
No #1 It’s Business Time
If you’re not a fan of the fantastic New Zealand duo Flight of the Conchords, you should be. Check out their hilarious `Business Time’ video and you’ll be hooked. Well we’ve got our business socks on, and it’s high time you know what actually goes on here at the Global Headquarters of TSE (aka The Suitcase Entrepreneur).
If you’re not one for reading this juicy post then check out my Business Model below which tells you most of what you need to know in a blink of an eye.
No #2 Your mission should you choose to accept it
I’m a big fan of having a fantastic mission for your business that inspires you to jump out of bed each day and go off to make it a reality. Here’s ours:
To blow the top off history and create a movement where women court bolder dreams and turn them into reality, a world where women want to shape and change the way in which we do business.
How do we do this? Well the image above is a rather large hint but read on to discover more wonderful ways we’re going to make you the best entrepreneur you can be. We also make the bold statement on the Facebook page of being:
`The Number One Destination for Entrepreneurs Creating Freedom in Business and Adventure in Life.’
We’ve stated that out loud because it means YOU get to hold us responsible for achieving it. YOU also get to spread the word and help make it a reality. You can start by sharing this article with ALL your friends.And if you’re a die-hard fan and freedom seeker who’s been with me since the beginning I would be absolutely honoured if you championed our cause.
Simply paste this code on your website or blog and you’ll instantly display this pretty badge to entice people to come back here!
<a href=”http://bit.ly/women-entrepreneur-business”><img title=”Women Suitcase Entrepreneur” src=”http://suitcaseentrepreneur.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/101.png” alt=”The Suitcase Entrepreneur Movement” width=”125? height=”125? /></a>
Special Incentive: Post this on your blog by this Friday 6 May and tweet me on @nataliesisson with the link to your blog. I will choose 3 grand winners to profile here on my blog as to why they’ve joined the Suitcase Entrepreneur Movement and get a special prize!
No #3 The Power of We
You may have alluded to the fact that there’s some WE love going on. As entrepreneurs, many of us solopreneuers it can get dang lonely out there. That’s why you need to build your personal power fortress of great advisors, mentors and team members.
In order to make this mission a reality and to become the Number One Destination I – Natalie Sisson, can’t do it alone. Nor would I want to. So this is my big shout out to my team:
Introducing Jessica Barnett – my newest team member. This talented lady is the brains behind the recent world ‘Foursquare Day’. She’s like my new right arm and chief strategist to turn this bouncing baby into a blossoming, hot, sexy and profitable young lady. She’s also a tech savvy entrepreneur – need I say more? If you dig the groovy work she’s already done on sprucing up this site say so to her on @redheadjessica
Adelina Wong – my trusty sidekick in Vancouver since early 2010 who devotes a few highly valuable hours each week out of her fulltime work to add to the value of this blog especially with various projects I throw her way. You should send love her way @apwong
Naomi Lancet - a proactive go getter based in San Francisco who approached me to volunteer her hours to help my cause last year and will be instrumental in making the podcast rock and working with key sponsors. Hollah at her on @ReNaom
No #4 Toolkit Time
Innovation is pointless without action that leads to shipping – as in shipping stuff. We’re in the midst of creating an entire shipping dockyard. The first of these ships set sail last week. This new weekly video series is called Toolkit Time and you can catch it every TUESDAY here on the blog.
Toolkit Time is dedicated to bringing you one short and entertaining video showcasing a must have online tool to streamline your business and save you time and money. Check out the first in this series here.
Oh and that intro is about to get way sexier.
No #5 The Suitcase Entrepreneur Podcast
About time right? Podcasts are so hip and an extraordinarily cool way to listen to great content and reach people around the world. You’ll be treated to a series of 15-20 minute interviews with highly influential, super sassy and successful suitcase entrepreneurs. You’ll learn the juicy facts about what online tools they use to run their business, how they use social media to build their community and mojo plus what they outsource and how that makes them more effective. Stay tuned this month for the premier!
No #6 Fearless Factor
We are jumping for joy at having teamed up with the gorgeous, fear tackling, soul seeking, passion creating Heather White, an entrepreneurial business coach who helps clients strike a dynamic balance between grounded self-care and accelerated profitability. Marrying these characteristics with discipline and attitude has enabled her to work with some global business leaders. She is now the resident Fearless Factor coach coming to you live every second Monday. We’re going to ensure you tackle:
What gets in the way of you living the life of your dreams, going big and claiming the peace and happiness you crave?
I know right – juicy powerful stuff. We’re here to help you step into your power and live your true authentic life. In these free coaching sessions Heather will answer your most pressing question of the week that you send in.
No #7 Master Your Money
It just gets better. For those of you wondering how to earn more money, charge what your worth and create financial freedom then let us introduce the fantastic Manisha Thakor, founder of the Women’s Financial Literacy Initiative. Among many other things Manisha is a co-author of two critically acclaimed personal finance books: ON MY OWN TWO FEET and GET FINANCIALLY NAKED and she’s been featured in national media including The New York Times,Forbes, Glamour, Real Simple, NPR, CNN, CNBC, and The Rachael Ray Show.
Money and earning more of it is a hot topic for so many of us – both personally and professionally and that’s why we will be conducting a monthly Q&A video interview where she will provide personal finance answers to your questions as well as inspiration to aspiring Suitcase Entrepreneurs.
No #8 Empowering You
It’s become quite clear that many of you don’t actually know what yours truly does – a big fail on my behalf. I’m so busy helping you that I forget to help myself and tell you what I offer. Well here it is:
Rapid Fire Business Coaching – in just 1 hour I’ll deliver a strategic coaching session that gives you creative solutions to get your biz back on track, find your focus, ensure your biz plan is rockin and help you identify multiple revenue streams. You’ll come away with critical actions to take now to improve your bottom line and happiness.
Social Media Personal Training – Going beyond setting up a fabulous Facebook page and installing WordPress plugins, I offer one- on-one personal training and small business coaching to ensure you create a strategic social media plan to drive more leads to your business and convert them into sales. This is about turning these powerful social media tools into your dream sales, marketing and customer service department and cutting out the clutter so you focus on the results.
No #9 Did I hear Shopping Spree?
Heart and soul, sweat and tears and a huge dose of hard-earned knowledge and expertise have gone into my custom products and programs designed exclusively for the savvy entrepreneur – i.e YOU.
Visit the Biz Shop to get the full details on The Ultimate Toolkit for Evolutionary Entrepreneurs – my proudest achievement, The devine Passport to Business Freedom Program – starting again June 1st and the Social Media Bootcamp.
No #10 Expose Yourself
The joys of working tirelessly to build a pretty wicked and wonderful community of engaged and talented entrepreneurs and professionals from around the world is the power of a far-reaching platform.
PS This is a big step and one we are taking seriously, only quality content is allowed here. Let’s help each other to promote our businesses in the best way possible.