Updated: Apr 28
Hey there, ambitious Women entrepreneurs! 💪👩💼👩🔬👩💻
Congratulations on starting your own business and taking the first steps of your entrepreneurial journey! It's an exciting time, isn't it? 🎉
But before you dive too deep into creating your product or service, let's take a step back and talk about something equally important: discovering your "why."
Now, I know what you're thinking. "Ugh, not another business article telling me to find my purpose 🙄" But bear with me here because discovering your "why" is like the secret sauce 🍔 to your business. It adds flavor and depth, and it'll make your business truly unforgettable and stand out from the crowd.
So, let's break it down. What exactly is your "why?" 🤔
It's the reason why you started your business in the first place. It's your motivation, your driving force, your purpose. It's what makes your business more than just a money-making machine.
Think of it this way - your "why" is the fuel that keeps your business going 🚀. Without it, your business might sputter out like a car running on an empty tank.
Now, you might be wondering, "Okay, I get it. But how do I discover my 'why?" Well, let's get to the fun part:
Step 1: Get introspective 🧘♀️
Reflect on your personal values and passions. Think about what you care about and what motivates you. Maybe you're passionate about saving the environment or improving people's health. Whatever it is, your personal values and passions can give you clues about what kind of business you want to create.
Step 2: Get to know your target audience 🤝
Conduct research and answer some questions to understand your target audience more. Who are you trying to serve? What do they need and want? Understanding your target audience can help you create a business that meets their needs and aligns with their values. Remember, it's about the target audience, not you.
Step 3: Identify a problem you want to solve 🕵️♀️
Do some research about the industry you would like to work in and analyze the competition. What's missing in the marketplace? What problem do you want to solve? By identifying a specific problem or need, you can create a business that addresses that issue and provides a valuable solution.
Step 4: Define your mission and values 📝
Based on your reflections and research, define your business's mission and values. These should be clear statements that communicate what your business stands for and what it hopes to achieve.
Once you’ve followed these steps, build your “why” using these tips:
👉Be authentic: Your “why” should be rooted in your values and beliefs, and it should reflect your personality and unique perspective. Don’t try to copy others or create a “why” that doesn't feel genuine to you
👉Be specific: Your “why” should be focused and specific, not broad and generic. It should address a specific problem or need, and provide a unique solution. This will help you differentiate your business from competitors.
👉Be compelling: Your “why” should be compelling and inspiring, something that people can connect with emotionally. It should be more than just a mission statement or tagline - it should be a story that people can relate to.
👉Be consistent: Your “why” should be integrated into everything you do, from your marketing and brands to your customer service and operations. It should be a guiding principle that informs and impacts every decision you make.
👉Be visible: Communicate your “why” to your customers and stakeholders, through your website, social media, and other channels. Don't just tell them, but show them how your business is making a difference, and invite them to be part of your journey.
Voila! ✨ By discovering your "why" and building your business around that purpose, you'll be creating a business that has a clear direction, a strong foundation, and a spark that ignites passion in yourself and others💫.
So, go forth and discover your "why," fellow Women (and Men) entrepreneurs! Your business will thank you for it.
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