1. Wix for website, 1and1 domain, weaning off of Etsy. Etsy fees vary month to month.
2. Myself (I’m actually really proud of what I did :))
3. Myself (Now that we know my camera’s autofocus is busted and it needs manual, I can do this properly!)
4. Myself, based on previous SEO knowledge & Wix’s guide
Social media marketing
1. Create engaging posts; post photographs; keep customers up-to-date.
2. Learn how to cultivate an engaging feed; tag photos to reach largest audience; take bright, attractive photos/videos of products & production.
3. Cultivate strong branding so that people can immediately recognise Multiway products “in the wild”! Logo, look & feel, unique designs, etc.
1. Already owned
2. Already purchased
3. Already purchased
4. Taking customer feedback & industry trends into consideration when designing new products, such as patch designs.
1. Shipping integration
2. Packaging materials
1. Shipping is integrated with Etsy, but not with Wix. I am currently looking into Shippo to process my shipments for my independent site. Shippo will allow me to integrate with Canada Post to get the best shipping cost, print labels, and even includes tracking, for an average cost of 0.10$ per shipment.
2. I currently have about 200 shipping envelopes, but also require address labels for small national shipments, and paper for all packing slips and international/parcel shipments.
Cost – varies shipment to shipment!
Studio and clients
Diversity in dance and music
Find a studio and a clientele
Out reach within my community to identify businesses that are interested in the services
Vehicle to move around the city approaching areas and businesses of interest
Finish editing my website to offer an online presence for people to explore after having a visit from me.
visit organizations around town and leave my business card with managers.
Create more custom business cards once the wordpress website is live and running.
Starting a website on WordPress specifically for the business to help improve my strategy
Design assistance would be helpful, having someone who can assist with the website’s layout.
establishing a domain name from GoDaddy and then linking the exported htl into the wordpress page to build the website.
Identify a graphics design team that can help put together a mission that is related to my business as well identifying ways to make my business more engaging
Creating a strong and compelling social media presence and website and a good backup system for content
Gear, branding, and content
create an amazing business plan to ask for a loan
Car for transportation to consultation, shooting location etc.
Own my own car
Already acquired one
Lawyer/Professional to go over contract for photographic services.
Contact a lawyer and find the most reasonable rates to look over my contract.
Buy ink for my printer or print at a library
Meet up to discuss clients needs
Meet at a local coffee shop
Walmart, Michaels, Winners etc.
Buy props that will benefit the session
Edit photos using the best software
Thank you card
Order cards from Vistaprint and send them out to clients after sessions
1. Squarespace ($444/yr)
2. Web Hosting Canada ($25/yr)
3. Me ($0)
1. Research, experience, (squarespace or adobe) (See above/below for $)
2. iCloud ($0)
3. Already own ($0)
2. Adobe Suite
1. Already own ($0)
2. Adobe CC membership ($500-800/yr)
1. Online Cloud Storage
1. Dropbox.com ($279/yr)
2. Already own ($0)
make the bath bombs and sell them
getting the stuff to make the bath bombs
just do it
Instagram advertisement Linked to website
Paying for advertisement with Instagram.
Vista Print $60/500
Dollerama, Printing Services, Print Card
myself, vista prting
-Find a company that will design my merchandise
-Find friends or family who will buy my merchandise
Capabilities: 1. I am financially literate 2. I know how to order the merchandise online
Resources: 1. Vista Print can design the merch or Printful
Step 1: Design merchandise online
Step 2: Have close family or friends commit to buying merchandise
Step 3: Collect payment from those who bought merchandise
Step 4: Give the collected payment to the merch design company
Websites are an aid to achieving all goals. There are sites for everything which means there are resources for everything.
The ability to work hard and work with others.
I will follow threw with everything and have things manufactured and delivered to customers.
Make more money on my own
Have a partner
Family and friends
Go fund me
Invest my money more
Ask potential investors
Computer server to host everything and keep track of hourly times. IT tech to help with server problems. A way of managing memberships. A way of making sure customers do pay for their usage.
IT Technician to install server, wire up the entire building for Ethernet cable, direct internet and wifi for guests. I am unfamiliar with this industry and technology.
Have a direct help line with an IT professional, someone local who can come in and troubleshoot if need be.
Staff to keep track of who is coming in and out, taking payments.
Indeed/Facebook, interviews, etc.
– Business cards.
Ive got everything!
Just a waiting game for summer. I’ve got a few contracts already with a real estate agent.
recording equipment, social and marketing skills, money, knowledge in music
the ability to mix, master and put together an instrumental
purchase recording equipment, learn from fellow producers and engineers, as well as music teachers
Connecting with people in community.
Mouth of Words.
websites once the business grows
by Managing time
speaking with people in community
social media, Facebook etc…
In town tow
Fuel in my truck $10
Fuel in the truck
Pick the vehicle up and drop off
Out of town tow
Pick vehicle up drop off in another town
Booster pack or cables
Drive to customer and boost vehicle
Pick vehicle up remove battery tires and catt and drop off at scrap yard
Communicating to people
By meeting with them
Talking on the phone
access to a printing shop which I have
access to a camera which I have
access to photoshop
artworks, which I have
money to pay the printing people, which I have
packaging for prints
a postoffice and money for that too
the ability to get to the printing shop to pick up my order and to drop off completed pieces at the post office
I need to be able to draw which I can
I need to be able to use photoshop which I can not so confidently do
Time to consult/interview
Notepad and/or computer
Make time to sit down with client to discuss the content, hear their story
Time spent doing the draft
Paper to print of samples
Take time alone to come up with a draft to present to the person
More time to have client review: possibly in person, potentially just virtually
Present work to client digitally or hard copy
Writing and editing actual content
Need information from client/access to website potentially
Take everything I have-info and feedback-and come up with a final version of the content we discussed
Final version ready for client
Payment processing system
Present final version to client, finish transaction
Layout of workbook broken down into monthly sessions.
Presentation of workshop.
Contact at the school board to be hired.
PowerPoint and other office programs
Reading, writing and speaking in both languages
Supplies to make the physical toolkit and the activities to include.
– $ 10.000 to make and develop the GIK website
– Website developer
– At least, 5 more, consistent donors
– More storage capacity
– 5 more volunteers (they got to be present at least, 3 times a week to help with donation sorting
– Big storage
– Apply for fundings
– get a professional to make the website
– apply for more business donors
trucks, trailer, lawn maintenance equipment, 2 employees, tools, the courses
well rounded hard working and knowledgeable with landscaping techniques. Be able to train them to break rock.
get everything ready to go in perfect condition, obtain employees. Advertise, find clients and obtain jobs.
Perhaps phone line with advice
Logo for website
Content (questions, audit)
Buy domain and business name
Contact designer or find a free design online
Online account on Ebay (FREE)
Connection to design person
Connection to printer on shirts
Send design to printer
Dessert idea development
-Pen and paper
Research online and brainstorm using creative thinking.
Dessert testing and creation
Test recipes according to ideas
Dessert final product preparation
Prepare tested recipes
Dessert packaging or presentation take out or in-cafe
Prepare dessert for customer consumption
Customer check-in and feedback
Contact customers for feedback
VCC – Sewing Beg. Level 1
(Sept 25th – Nov 27th)
+ Potentially take an added on course for:
Intro to Industrial Sewing Machines
Stay at Mom’s for cheaper rent. and comforts to stay on track. We will meal plan together n’ cut costs and time. This is located close enough to campus I can walk to class without needing to worry about time, or energy all too much. That saves on bus fare, or other transportation costs.
I will also need my phone bill paid up to keep in contact with my partner.
Gather some money. Go.
($393.81 for Beg. Lvl 1
$57.70 for the Intro to Ind. Machines)
Spend the energy, and time required to graduate.
Focus on the very basics to gain a stronger foundation and understanding of my entire product, and possible ways to progress with my trade/skill until the end of time.
Create 5-10 pre-sewn designs to capture the “look/feel” I want to convey with my hoods.
I believe it will be important to do at least 3 hoods with different kinds of pinnae, mostly husks n’ tusks, that I will heavily advertise to build up my first set of online supporter.
Possible giveaway for 1 or 2 in the beginning to rapidly help in gaining followers.
I will need materials, and time to create these.
Once completed, I will absolutely require using a few models/photographers I know to help with portraits for marketing.
Do the fucking work.
Create social media accounts.
A phone, and internet connection.
Buy a better phone, as mine is older and completely unprofessional.
Changing faucets, ordering more blender containers. Having Business cards. Generator or solar panel is the biggest one.
the money and a plumber to change the faucet.
saving money or acquiring more grants. Also trying to get a hold of the right place to call as my business is sustainable I’m entitled to get scholarship for it.
time and effort
following current fashion trends and data
study and time
implement onto website and through pitching it through current clients
time and effort
up to date current fashion trends
current clients that have already gone through initial process with me
follow up with current clients
hype through social media accounts and website
Land Owners on Board
Benefit Agreement Template, introductory materials, elevator pitch,
Door to door outreach and/or online advert
First Beds Available
Raised beds ordered and arrived, basic gardening
Purchase, physical set up,
Gardeners/Member Applicants recruited, matched and registere
– Cleaning materials and products
– Computer programs for designing building the brand.
Use advertisements to get customers by using the design programs to build an image of the brand. Customers and good service lead to revenue for the long term.
– access to skilled labour
– available labour
– i must be available much of the time
– fast turn around time
– available seamstress
– find good , available labour
Questions, evaluations and recommendations
Phone line and internet
Current phone and internet plan
Home printer and Adobe program
Print with home printer and create electronic PDF documents
Design, content writing, editing and photography.
My business partner and I will do all the design, content writing, editing and photography ourselves.
Pay a hosting service like Godaddy.com a yearly fee
i need to buy office 365 (i already have it on my computer but i need to work on the cloud version so things are saved in the cloud and not in my computer and under a new work email)
create a new work email
create a website, branding, bio,
learn more about SEO
learn more about getting a following on medium
have more time away from my kid so i can write
create my own writing space (new desk and chair, quiet time away)
ask my parents to watch him a day or two a week and baby daddy to watch him a day or two a week WITHOUT me being around (in my office, writing without interruptions)
organize my time and deadlines so i can actually meet them without being overworked.
price myself generously – take in consideration time for jobs, skills, etc.
customer service by keeping communication ongoing (some copy jobs/projects may need to go back and forth btw me and the client to get it right)
i may need information from the client to write the articles rather than doing all the research myself and wasting time i need what they already know
might have to talk on the phone so it’s faster (consultations)
financial planning skills and an app for that
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time management, organization, securing child care and making a plan so i KNOW when i will be able to have time to work.
Supplies: poly plastic bags with brand on bags
Custom labels/label dispensers
Thank you cards and gifts
Possibly contact stores going out of business see if can take packaging supplies off hands. Printing company like vistaprint to create custom bags boxes and thank you cards
Get grants and loans wherever I can
Shopify free trail for 14 days no credit card
Apply Shopify site and create website
Search for ideal name of website on godaddy.com and click buy and add on private fees
Call any phone company provider ask for details on business line and or business account
Possibly new cell
Email provider Mail Chimp option of a free account
Create new business email for customer service enquires
Discuss to Buy business line and maybe a new cell from Rogers etc
Go online to create new email see availability rebate email
Mail Chimp email provider buy plan
Purchase more colonies/nukes next spring.
sales from this year/grants/ saved money.
Cost will be determine when I know how many nukes I can afford. When I know that I can figure out how many boxes I will need to purchase to house the colonies.
purchase more deep boxes and frames to go into them.
30 dollars for a box and 10 frames. At least 2 boxes required per colony as well as a landing pad.
see if people have old beekeeping equipment or what is for sale in the area for new equipment. Unknown cost until I know how many colonies I will be buying = how many boxes and frames I will need.
Computer – Have
Internet – Have
Microsoft word – Have
Printer – Have
As I work on more clients my workouts will get easier and faster to plan for people because I wont be formatting the documents and starting from scratch. I also need to order some business cards.
moneyworking with my credit union to take the loans for government grants to get my business working
phoning and emails websites
Truck, tools, employee, advertising, insurance
Save up and hope I can find a partner
Packaging big enough for every garment & Biodegradable mailer bags.
Packaging & Mailers that stand with NAFSI’s values (organic, sustainable, ethical pieces).
I’ll design the packaging bag myself, need to source it from a trusted supplier.
Mailer system that automatically sends out feedback form 9 days post purchase.
A digital mailing system that can integrate with my shopify account.
Find a mailer system that can automate mailers that I design
Online platform like a website and mobile application
By contacting web designers to create a website. Along with that approaching contractors to register and giving them an incentive.
government support and sponsorships
software developer or program
develop an app, website and facilitate arrangements with partnership organizations and professionals
Print on demand to start
Access to Shopify + SM accounts
1. Designer & Programmer for both
2. Hosting Platform for website
3. Content Writer for website
4. Photographer for website
5. Editor for website
1. Hire off Fiverr ($1000)
2. Shopify ($29/month) and Etsy ($0)
3. Me (approx. 15 hours)
4. Me & Snow (approx. 5 hours)
5. Family (enlist them all)
1. Work space
3. Prototype Development
1. Use my space
2. Partner with wholesalers, terp companies, etc.
3. Internet, experimenting (10 hours)
4. Buy on Amazon ($200)
Access to quality thrift stores
Ability to not burn out
I may need to take the summer off of my full time job. I will continue saving until then in order to put my all into this business. If I can focus on the marketing a building my brand part until then I will be able to successfully keep myself busy all summer and paint much more than one jacket per week,
partnerships with designers
Time for web build
money for packaging supplies
Build website &selection system
build relationships with designers
purchase shipping stock
Machines, designs, logo, packaging, advertising.
Design, buy machines, learn how to use machines, advertise on Etsy.
Mostly me yeeting my money into the void lol.
I need the company to grow.
Write my business plan and present it to investors.
So different kinds of financial investments; bank loans, equity finance.
Advertisement budget – Tv, Radio, Newspaper, Online.
Investment finance – Shares
Connect with the financial bank advisors, investments.
Connect with investors online; Linkin
vendors / links
Make the food for the day
-Make an order for ingredients through local distributor
-Stock kitchen with necessary equipment and appliances
-set up account with food distributors
-look for major appliances for sale from hotels, restaurants etc.
-my husband will do all the food prep all day
-Shop around for the best POS system
-Find the best deal for that system
-Purchase and install system
Purchase account, take photos, writing, consulting, development of branding, analysis of clients
item is hand cut, edged, edge-dyed, sewn and assembled
tools, machinery, specific skills, leather, hardware, materials
With a specific skill set
Brochures, business cars, wrapping paper, shipping boxes
make purchase, copyright, brand development, determine key messaging
Printer, I can use my personal one
Nice suitable setup space in my home for now, where I can preform my service on video
Actual coaching training and certification, knowledge of how to build the programs and homework that come with my service.
Consultation plan and system of creating the custom plans we recommend, to ensure purpose
I have the printer,
Purchase the phoneline, prepare the space, complete my certification etc
Material on hand to create products
Supply chain set up through JW Findings
Gold 14k ~$60/g
Supply chain through
-Lacy West (Packaging)
-Vistaprint (Logo Stickers/business cards/thank you cards)
saw blades ($30/3mo)
solder ($50/an silver)
Solder (150/an gold)
Liver of Sulphur ($20/an)
reach out to a girl through Instagram
Money, Clients, Tech, Ideas
Time, Money, business and market knowledge, references, professional work
Make compelling content to have a reputable body of work, and meet the right people through the production process to find $ and resources
Manufacturing of product
Research and development of product, factory production, communication (phone), inventory space, cost of materials
R&D: upcycling prototypes, 3D printing (schools)
Factory production: overseas –> China?
Phone –> 1 line
Inventory space –> my home/garage, rent storage
Material Sourcing –> bulk buy from industrial stores or chemical stores
Custom boxes, package design, package stuffing material
Squarespace, self designed & self-published content, hire friend for photography
Grow greens and market them
Efficient marketing and client reach for more frequent sales and return sales
Social media savvy
More emphasis on the educational aspect of business
Phone to make calls to suppliers
Car to get ingredients home
Go to grocery store or suppliers and gather ingredients
Rent a kitchen from a local restaurant, preferably a taco place
Develop my own ideas and research on internet
Phone to call package companies
Schedule of deliveries
Hire Riley as driver
Shopify -> will design myself
-> Hosting -> Free for first 3 months with Digital Mainstreet Grant
-> $29 USD/month (~$36CAD)
-> Photographer, models, set, stylist, HMUA
-> hire talent, offer products for talent, get resourceful with sets (outside???)
Automated thank you emails
Will write email copy myself
Shopify App ($7.95/month)
Shipping to customer
Shipping service with ChitChats
I will fulfill orders once or twice a week at ChitChats/see if my manufacturer offers order fulfillment
Shipping Rates -> $9 within Canada, $6 to US
I will purchase custom recycled mailers from EcoEnclose (0.52 each)
– My online business management agency
Contact with manufacturers
Customs approval for products and licenses
Apply for all licences and understand different permits required
Fix a better price with manufacturers and shipping lines
Contact retailers and discuss what makes the product different
Give them free samples
Make a facebook and instagram page
– silhouette cutting machine — $300
– silhouette stamp material — $53
– wood — $15
– glue — $20
– biodegradable ink — $20
– learn how to use the silhouette machine — time
– purchase the required resources
– familiarize myself with the machine and software
– test stamp cutting
– test stamp mounting
– cut and mount the required stamps
– find an affordable service provider (paypal canada post vs. startup canada ups vs discounted shipping subscription services)
– purchase shipping label paper and printer
– print labels from the service provider
– drop off at shipment centre
– design website — time
– domain name — $3000
– Wix subscription — $35/month = $420
– website security — $10
– blog posts — time
– product photography — $800
– website copy — $800
– design website on wix myself, pay for the unlimited business plan
– hire a photographer and a copywriter
– write blog posts myself
training, creative content, money for certifications, dedication to the content, marketing support, branding support.
Branding, design and marketing experience.
Connect with contacts and networking
Free Discovery Call
2. Booking system
– Referral Program
– Create Content (questions, evaluation, goals, family info)
– Booking system
– Already created
– zoom preumin
– Product links
-Payment system / Invoice
– Contact SONA
-Create amazon links
Send report and email
+1 production assistant
extra income to hire, someone willing to do the work who has experience and a drivers license
ensure that costs can cover it, outlined in invoice
Buy a 3D printer
Buy 3D printer filament
Buy deep casting resin
Buy resin pigment (done)
Buy resin dye (done)
Make resin molds with 3D printer
Buy resin vacuum chamber
Buy basic hair clips (wholesale)
Packaging and delivery
Custom packaging with logo
Buy and create custom packaging
Include tracking in price (?)
– proof of concept or evidence or examples of promotions
– agreement forms
– the owner of my business (me) and the potential partner representative (executive, manager, supervisor, creative team, etc.)
– selected content creators
– security deposit
– content creators
– their creativity and ideas
– location of where to film and create (either of our choosing or business’ choice)
– the products/services themselves to use in content
– use business’ product or service
– use their location of choice (contingent on if they have a base store or not)
– maybe some equipment to film like camera, phone, boom pole, lights, personnel, etc.
Delivery of content
– final product of content
– me, the business owner, the content creators and the business’ creative team to be present for final transaction before handing the product to them
– drive there to location of choice for meeting and transaction
– receive payment through cash, e-transfer on the spot, cheque, etc.
Website/Social Media Platforms/App
– programmer and creator of app
– social media coordinator
– content creators
– friend who is a graphic designer (Tia, Chris, etc.)
– Chris can help create app and program it
– Kai is an amazing social media coordinator, marketer/promoter, along with various influencers on social media
– the creators who created the content can help with promotions as well as everyone under our ‘creator hub’
trucking company contract, between two parties.
looking for the truck
look for contract
find a dealership
Find loan options with interest rates
Call companies find good rates, what they provide for me, the costs, am i satisfied with the rates and loads. And, the pay.
Submit samples to pages
Create and publish e-tickets online
Online Virtual event (1.5) facilitated session
Register for a basic plan at business launch (2nd month after)
Marketing (website, social media)
Way to take payments through website
Way to secure a session through website
Secure storage of photos
Secure way to send photos
Ways to print photos professionally and send them to the clients (etsy or online store stuff)
Knowledge of use of all social media platforms and how to market through them
An organization calendar for when to post new information on each platform
Ways to protect my photos online with watermark (especially the ones that will be for sale for prints)
Learn about payment methods that are secure, efficient, and cheap for me
Is it better to just to etransfer for now? Or are there problems with that.
Cheap or free ways to secure a session via calendar through my website
Knowledge of how secure the photo storage has to be for people to be comfortable (is a hard drive and on the cloud ok)
Knowledge of user friendly, low cost, low effort for the clients, to send them their photos in a secure way
Ask other photographers what they do
New camera, proper lenses, tripod, sun filter
Have an online store, doens’t have to be linked to the photography website necessarily
Knowledge of how to print professionally
Knowledge of how to send securely and safely in mail
For indoors: an immediate upload to a big screen so people can see their photos and adjust to what they like
Pay for website
Pay for service
Just use etransfer
Pay for service
Find a free service
Pay for etsy or pinterest store
Confidence in being able to deliver resources
Basic disputing certificate for credit reapir
Ensure I work 6 hours each day mon-fri
A more in-depth business education.
I can make this happen by creating & executing a proper business plan & also investing some borrowed finances as well as my own
1. Full-time job
3. Area to screenprint
6. Sewing skills
* Cost is per T-shirt
Be determined and focused
– A strong instagram presences
– Calendly link
– Apps such as Latr to schedule post membership $150/y
– Calendly membership $144
Plan now to have everything automated, where most of my time is free
A team, clients
By working part-time and saving up
equipment and clientele.
by handing out advertising and gaining the cliental i need to purchase the equipment i need.
-trim (got it)
-a vehicle (got it)
-new mic stands
-portable recording booth
-logo for business
-secure business name
-get a grant/funding
-grants and funding
-good sound engineer knowledge
work, work, repeat.
-Commerce part on website
-Help with website, PR agency
-Get a grant or funding for professional help
Money for supplies / packaging, inventory, marketing materials and ads, time.
SEO and social media marketing skills, photography, time management, sales skills.
Maintain a professional and attractive social media presence, reach out to customers and make my business known and get good reviews, maintain a large and organized inventory with good quality control.
Subscription to Canva
Get income or save from OW
machines, designs, ad content, suppliers, programs like excel and mail chimp, car, computer , phone
good communication, Organizatioal skills, creativity , have a car, researcher ,
design on computer, make phone calls and emails from home, purchase ad space, buy web content like blog posts etc, use excel, use mailchimp, use shopify,
Create unique clothing, advertise on many social media. create authentic content, share our mission
-Determine Costs, Suppliers
-Payment Processing System
-Ship Items in exchange for goods
-Connecting with supplier, manufacturers
-Post to Slack Group
-Using my LinkedIn Network
-Utilizing a site I have saved, showing different corporations suppliers and working backwards
Let’s say I take April, May, & June to create everything I need to launch the group program
– April: workshop material
– May: program material
– June: advertising material
– Throughout: Reengaging & Growing SM audience, updating website
Email marketing system
Email marketing system
Let’s say I take April, May, & June to create everything I need to launch the group program
– April: workshop material
– May: program material
– June: advertising material
– Throughout: Reengaging & Growing SM audience
I need to schedule time and be more diligent in my creative process. I need to get better at sharing what I am working on as I am making it.
Tripod set up for easy social media. Let posting be fun in stead of a chore. Clear and ready to work space.
Let my self cycle through mediums. Focus on keeping my own inspiration high. Creating systems so that my space remains available to work. Share without a care.
Some investors. the proper equipment.
Materials and equipment
Finding them in the country with good pricing
Knowledge of where and how to source materials, access to the internet, funds to place orders
tools and space to create in, skills to create products and content,
consistency and determination, focus
I need to import jewelries from Turkey all the time also I need to bring more materials for the bracelets which I am making. I need to have a good strategy to improve my business.
I need to improve my skills about how to make different designs of bracelets. Also I can import staff from Turkey anytime that I want by help of my fiancé who is living in there.
I need to have some researches about the jewelry that people like in Canada. It is important for me to know what kind of jewelry people like and what kind they do not.
full time job
working 20+ hours to get the income to provide for my other business
Help from others to find a direction
I will learn to monetize the website
being able to draw out the henna designs, have the tattoo transfer paper, have proper ink for printer, have packaging and shipping labels ready to go
artistic ability, ipad for drawing, tattoo transfer paper to print on, printer for printing, materials for packing, label maker for shipping, car for delivery, website/IG for marketing/sales
artistic ability + ipad + printer = already have
tattoo transfer paper + packaged = online order after testing
Packing, labels and materials
Herbs,packing, labour, materials and incense
Buy wholesale unsi from contact.
Buy herbs from Kensington.
Buy Materials for dresses from contact.
time away from job; and
excellent marketing skills
multiple before and afters with great summaries.
quit my job; (not actually)
look towards the future;
spending time writing a descriptive summary for our current pictures; and
practice cold calling
A high quality manufacturer.
A social media branded account.
A ten thousand dollar business grant or loan.
A reputable manufacturer
Or a lot of time to make money.
I’m not sure how to find a high quality manufacturer, but I’ll do some reading and research.
More product marketing materials
Graphics design software , experience creating these things , in some cases printing services
Find someone to do any graphics design ,photography ,videography and graphics designing
Auto CAD Drawings
Need to know auto CAD and have proper software
Find a company that produces CAD Drawings
Being able to creating an effective ad and set this ad up to be able to reach the proper audience
Do research and look at current resources, analyze and make changes as needed
Contract local software development agency
Research qualified agencies.
Which I have done and decided to contact App Studio for their services
The cost will vary and would have to connect with a representative to get a quote
Contract local Marketing agency
I have done the research and decided to go with EDKent Media agency.
The cost will vary. I will need to connect with a representative a get a quote.
Dedication, commitment and hard work
Keep myself accountable
Good inventory of books and art
Skilled staff (in the future)
Familiarity of books and current trends in publishing
Good customer service skills
Ability to multitask
Apply for grants and loans
Take as much training as needed ahead of time
see business plan
see business plan
see business plan
Toll free number with service.
Several companies offer this service.
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Capital: Laptop, Website
*currently enrolled in the small business bookkeeping certificate program through Loyalist College (no free due to low-income bursaries)
*Trust Accounting and Real Estate course from Loyalist College (no cost)
*Received funding from ODSP for the GST/HST fundamentals course offered through the Tax Academy
Capital for website and laptop
Funding or somehow get one client and build from there
Skilled Team Members: A dedicated and skilled team, including product designers, manufacturers, quality control experts, marketers, customer service representatives, and logistics professionals, who are passionate about boxing and committed to delivering excellence.
Quality Suppliers: Establishing strong relationships with reputable suppliers for high-quality materials and components essential for crafting top-notch boxing gear that meets safety standards and surpasses customer expectations.
Cutting-Edge Technology: Investing in modern technology and software, including website development tools, e-commerce platforms, content creation software, and data analytics tools, to streamline operations, enhance user experience, and analyze performance.
Research and Development: A continuous focus on research and development to innovate and improve products, staying ahead of industry trends, and meeting the evolving needs of professional boxers and athletes like Owen Paquette.
Strong Brand Identity: Creating a compelling brand identity and brand messaging that resonates with our target audience, reflecting our commitment to empowering athletes and setting SPAR Boxing apart in the market.
Effective Marketing Strategy: A comprehensive marketing strategy that includes online advertising, social media campaigns, email marketing, influencer partnerships, and content marketing to raise brand awareness and attract a global customer base.
Efficient Supply Chain Management: Implementing an efficient supply chain management system to ensure timely product sourcing, inventory management, and seamless order fulfillment, allowing us to meet customer demands promptly.
Customer-Centric Approach: Placing customers at the core of our business, providing exceptional customer service, actively seeking and valuing customer feedback, and continuously improving our offerings based on customer insights.
Sustainable Practices: Incorporating sustainable and eco-friendly practices in our production process, packaging materials, and business operations to align with our commitment to social responsibility and environmental conservation.
Collaborative Partnerships: Forming strategic partnerships with athletes, coaches, boxing clubs, and industry influencers to enhance brand visibility, gain endorsements, and foster a sense of community within the boxing world.
Data-Driven Decision Making: Utilizing data and analytics to make informed business decisions, track performance metrics, and identify opportunities for optimization and growth.
Continuous Learning and Adaptation: A culture of continuous learning and adaptation, staying receptive to feedback, and being open to refining our approach as we grow and evolve as a company.
Design and Product Development Expertise: Skilled designers and product development experts capable of conceptualizing and creating innovative and high-quality boxing gear and apparel that aligns with the needs and preferences of professional boxers.
Manufacturing Facilities: Access to reliable and efficient manufacturing facilities equipped with advanced machinery and technologies to produce boxing gear and apparel at scale while maintaining stringent quality control.
Quality Assurance and Testing Capability: A dedicated quality assurance team capable of conducting rigorous testing and quality checks on products to ensure they meet safety standards and deliver superior performance.
E-commerce and Website Development: A team of web developers and designers capable of building and maintaining a user-friendly, visually appealing, and secure e-commerce website optimized for search engines and a seamless shopping experience.
Digital Marketing and Content Creation: Expertise in digital marketing, content creation, and social media management to execute effective marketing campaigns, engage with the audience, and build a strong brand presence online.
Logistics and Fulfillment: A well-organized logistics and fulfillment system to efficiently process orders, manage inventory, and ensure timely and accurate product delivery to customers worldwide.
Customer Service and Support: A customer service team skilled in providing excellent support, addressing inquiries, resolving issues, and maintaining positive customer relationships.
Market Research and Analysis: Capabilities in conducting market research, analyzing industry trends, and understanding customer preferences to inform product development and marketing strategies.
Sustainable Practices: Knowledge and commitment to incorporating sustainable practices in the production process, sourcing eco-friendly materials, and promoting environmental responsibility.
Data Analytics and Insights: Proficiency in data analytics and the ability to derive meaningful insights from website metrics, customer behavior, and marketing performance to optimize strategies and decision-making.
Financial Resources: Adequate financial resources to invest in research, development, marketing, manufacturing, technology, and other areas crucial for business growth and sustainability.
Strong Leadership and Vision: A capable and visionary leadership team that guides the company’s growth, fosters innovation, and cultivates a culture of excellence and customer-centricity.
Strategic Planning: Develop a comprehensive and detailed strategic plan that outlines the goals, objectives, and actionable steps required to achieve our vision. This plan should include timelines, key performance indicators (KPIs), and resource allocation.
Assemble a Skilled Team: Recruit and assemble a skilled and passionate team with expertise in product development, design, manufacturing, marketing, customer service, and logistics. Ensure that each team member shares the company’s vision and is committed to excellence.
Invest in Technology and Infrastructure: Invest in cutting-edge technology, such as e-commerce platforms, content creation tools, analytics software, and a robust IT infrastructure to support the efficient operation of the business and enhance the customer experience.
Market Research and Customer Insights: Conduct extensive market research to identify target customers, understand their needs, preferences, and pain points, and gather valuable insights that will guide product development and marketing strategies.
Product Development and Testing: Collaborate with designers and manufacturers to develop high-quality boxing gear and apparel. Conduct rigorous testing and quality assurance to ensure that each product meets safety standards and performs optimally.
Website Development and SEO Optimization: Create a user-friendly and visually appealing e-commerce website optimized for search engines. Implement effective SEO strategies to improve search engine visibility and attract organic traffic.
Content Marketing and Branding: Develop a compelling brand identity and messaging that resonates with our target audience. Create engaging and informative content to showcase our products, expertise, and commitment to the boxing community.
Customer Service Excellence: Prioritize customer service and provide exceptional support through various channels. Actively seek and respond to customer feedback to continually improve and enhance the customer experience.
Supply Chain and Inventory Management: Establish efficient supply chain management and inventory control systems to ensure timely sourcing, production, and fulfillment of orders while avoiding stockouts or excess inventory.
Social Responsibility and Sustainability: Integrate sustainable practices into the business operations, including eco-friendly materials, packaging, and environmentally conscious initiatives, to demonstrate our commitment to social responsibility.
Marketing and Promotion: Execute targeted marketing campaigns across various channels, including social media, email marketing, influencer partnerships, and paid advertising, to raise brand awareness and attract a global customer base.
Continuous Improvement and Adaptation: Embrace a culture of continuous improvement, regularly analyzing performance metrics and customer feedback to adapt strategies and products according to market demands and customer needs.
Collaborate and Build Partnerships: Form strategic partnerships with athletes, coaches, boxing clubs, and industry influencers to expand our reach and credibility within the boxing community.
Monitor Progress and Celebrate Success: Regularly monitor progress towards achieving goals and celebrate milestones and successes achieved along the journey.