Important question for female founders, business owners and social entrepreneurs who’ve started a heart-centred company but still haven’t been able to make as big a dent in the universe as they were hoping for:

What’s the BIGGEST difference between being able to make a game-changing impact on people and the planet…

 

… and a stagnating contribution that feels like a drip in the ocean, always threatening to evaporate under the inevitable overhead of a small social enterprise?

 

If you guessed “a super professional WordPress site with a glossy online shop attached”, you’d be wrong.

If you guessed “how much cash you dropped on your Facebook ads”, you’d still be wrong.

And if you guessed …

… how many celebrity endorsements you’ve secured…

… how many Insta followers double-tap your pictures…

… how early you start your day so you can squeeze in a few dozen cold calls before breakfast…

… or how many Mailchimp contacts, Twitter followers or blog comments you can count…

You’d still be terribly wrong.

Because while all these things have their place…

They’re only part of the equation.

And unless all those uncountable, important little everyday actions spring from THE RIGHT head space…

 

The income you’re working tirelessly to create for your mission will at best pay your bills at the expense of your stress levels…

 

… and at worst, leave you and your cause empty-handed and disillusioned, as you constantly flirt with an unrelenting sense of guilt and burnout. 

 

 

Here’s why many social enterprises get forever stuck in startup mode

 

Growing your company’s impact should be an exciting time for you.

After years of honing your skills, inspiring others for your mission and hustling your way to a comfortable level of income…

You DESERVE to be heading up a company that’s famous and loved.

You deserve to be able to invest more money into making the world a better place.

You deserve the personal financial freedom to enjoy fair trade chocolate after dinner and not worry about the price tag…

Start each day sitting on the porch with a cup of tea, writing, without feeling guilty because you ‘should really be replying to emails’…

And take the space you need to explore and execute on the new opportunities, breakthrough projects, and exhilarating visions that drive you…

All while operating as the confident, serene social entrepreneur with customers who are EQUALLY as excited and committed to bringing your vision to life.

 

But it didn’t quite work out that way, did it? Instead…

 

You wear more hats than ever.

Take more financial shortcuts than ever, buying cheaper from less ethical suppliers.

Do more 11PM last-minute Facebook lives than ever.

Cancel more girls’ nights out, tipsy dips in the pool, and family movie nights than ever…

And suffer through more isolation, burnout, and frustration than any normal human should ever endure as you vent about things like…

… why does it feel like I’m the only one around here who cares about what we do?

… why are those dreadful things still happening to the communities I toil to transform?

… why, after all I’ve achieved, am I still living hand-to-mouth?

… if I have to make ONE MORE cold call, I’ll go back to bed and pull the blanket over my head!

 

If you’re ready to face the truth, here’s why:

48% of social enterprises don’t stagnate in startup mode.

48% of founders do.

 

Deep breath.

I’ve got you 🙂

But if you’re currently wearing more hats than you should, constantly dealing with the same customers who you’ve known since your first year in business, and feeling like your social enterprise is inches away from that elusive next-level impact — which seems to retreat forever into the distance as you approach it …

Then I’ve got to be honest with you. You’re not “scaling”.

 

You’re stagnating.

So, the causes you work for…

They’re stagnating too.

 

 

Stagnating

  • Your sweetheart gently wakes you at your desk, where you’ve dozed off doing your overdue VAT return. Once in bed, you can’t sleep because your mind is racing with money-related planning thoughts. You honestly can’t remember the last time you slept 8 hours, took a whole weekend off, or ate a home cooked meal without mentally compiling a to-do list.

Stagnating

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  • Your WiFi has cut out AGAIN… ugh! Which means you can’t upload all those videos you’ve recorded, you’re not able to send your emails on time (schedule is important!) and you have to use a normal phone call instead of fancy Zoom… which freaks you out to the point where you doubt that coconut deodorant is quite sufficient today.

Stagnating

  •  
  • You’re feeling super isolated. Losing touch with your friends, because you just can’t seem to relax and enjoy yourself. The only people who seem to ‘get it’ are fighting for the same customers as you

Stagnating

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  • You’re burning out “in your business”.

The secret to leaving startup mode and scaling your impact

Let’s be honest:

You don’t need (or even want) a 7-figure SALARY.

But you dream of using that kind of money to MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

And you want to be able to ENJOY running this business that speaks to your passions, grow your revenue, and fulfill your mission without missing your kids’ most precious years. 

Also, you want to be able to invest as much money into your social mission as you CHOOSE to — and put the rest into upgraded work equipment, your pension, and paying yourself the first pay increase above living wage since you gave birth to this business baby.

And at this point in your career, you feel like you’ve earned the right to treat your family to a fridge full of healthy, fresh, organic food, sit down for a decent meal, and spoil yourself and your best friend with tickets to the latest Star Wars movie without needing to get all angry about the inhumane nature of capitalism first.

“Profoundly changing lives” shouldn’t be this mythical thing with no basis in your reality.

“I can’t afford to” shouldn’t be the most frequently thing uttered from your lips.

Lengthy trial and error should be replaced with a clear plan that leads to securing high-value contracts, predictably growing revenue and tangible improvements for the communities you serve.

And you should be able to bask in the happy knowledge that each second of every hour that your business exists makes a huge positive difference to the world.

 

 

The 10 reasons you’re still stuck in startup mode (even though you’ve long outgrown it)

and how to step into growth mode NOW

Reason #1: You don't like selling.

 

Let me guess:

You’ve never thought of yourself as a sales person. You’re way more comfortable behind the scenes and selling makes you cringe! Any mention of it turns your stomach with nerves and discomfort. It makes you want to climb out of your skin.

Perhaps you even worked as a successful sales assistant in the past, yet you don’t feel comfortable selling YOUR products and services. Not only do you sometimes struggle with imposter syndrome… you like it if customers are attracted to your offer and interested in buying, but you HATE the idea of pushing them to do it. You hate sounding false and cheesy — but that’s exactly how you think you sound when you sell.

One thing’s for sure: you love your products, but you don’t feel you’re very good at the repetition of needing to talk about it… because you feel like it’s too much.

But then it’s so vital… a ‘necessary evil’!

What you need:

To forget everything you’ve ever heard about selling. Sales is really about educating customers, sharing meaningful information, and helping them to achieve their own goals.

And, to discover why you’re bound to be THE BEST sales person you’ve ever met. Daniel Pink’s bestseller To Sell Is Human is spot on: ‘unsalesy’ people surprisingly make the best salespeople. They come across as authentic, credible, vulnerable and relatable. You need the confidence to come out behind yourself and sell in your unique, unsalesy way.

Reason #2: You do too much marketing.

You find marketing tedious and time consuming and not your zone of genius.

But it kinda crept up on you… and now you, too, believe that in marketing, ‘more is more’.

So you’re trying to link up everywhere.

You’re on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Snapchat, your own podcasts, other people’s podcasts. Your own blog, other people’s blogs.

Google ads, Facebook ads, targeted Instagram posts, Bing ads. (You find them hit and miss despite all the targeting.)

And you just cannot seem to find the hordes of followers in the promised land.

You’re still REALLY struggling to get some sales going.

Which is doubly annoying as you’re investing so much time and money for so little return. Time and money you’d prefer to spend differently, as it’s just you trying to do everything.

What you need:

A better, simpler answer to the question: great products, great story — how do we get customers?

… and to know which ONE marketing activity is worth your CONSISTENT efforts.

Reason #3: You don't make enough mistakes.

Let’s admit it: most founders are a bit OCD perfectionist.

Lovingly agonising over decisions on the details — such as: should I put this product in an attractive kraft gift box rather than a $2 cheaper postal box?

Not a bad thing, you might think!

However…

It also means worrying over your mistakes in a rather obsessive anxious way: those you have already made and those you are almost certainly making all the time.

It can put you off trying new things and can stop you from getting work done (as in, screwing up a tender document if you make one tiny mistake and then needing to start again from scratch… while time is running out).

With my first social enterprise, I made a lot of mistakes.

I was dead set on my service.

I was not listening to the extra requests from customers and not seeing them as opportunities for increased income.

I certainly didn’t think outside of the box.

And it wasn’t working.

I was not making enough money to support my family and take proper care of the children I was serving.

Until I realised that my ‘take it or leave it’ attitude was a mistake. 

So instead of making things easier for myself, I started looking at the individual child and how I could serve them. Once I started listening to their needs, I saw how easy it was to develop new, popular packages around my core offering. 

Now, you might argue that I’d have been better off without making that mistake in the first place.

But then I wouldn’t have learned so much from correcting the error of my ways!

What you need:

The confidence to embrace mistakes — and even failure in your business… en route for something better. 

Reason #4: Your prospects don't even know you.

You know that saying, “Business is business. Personal is personal”?

You keep a pretty strict division between your personal and business lives.

When you’re in business mode, you put on your glossiest, shiniest self:

You wear your spectacles so people take you more seriously.

You bite your tongue to suppress the usual barrage of swear words. Instead, you use all the fancy words to impress your prospects with eloquence.

In short, you put on a show. A fake show.

Problem is: people smell ‘fake’ from miles away. And they avoid it.

And the saddest thing? They’ll never get to know the TRUE you. That fascinating, endearing, empowered woman with that wicked sense of humour. 

They’d probably really like you. Immediately.

And if they don’t?

Well, then they’re not the right customer for you anyway.

Either way, you’re better off knowing each other for who you REALLY are.

What you need:

To take a leaf out of the books of Beyoncé, Oprah or Janelle Monáe. Your authenticity, passion and life experiences are the foundation for everything! There’s not much that’s more personal than business.

Reason #5: You secretly wish your business was a charity.

Because then it would be CRYSTAL CLEAR that you’re here to do social good.

So when you’re asking for $$$…

…you wouldn’t have to worry about making a profit… 

…and instead, you could take all those lovely donations and put them right where the need is greatest:

Saving orang utans from utter extinction.

Giving hope to the easily-forgotten victims of Chernobyl.

Paying for live-in carers looking after cotton farmers in India whose health was damaged by pesticides.

Guiding women in Tanzania as they finally break through the man-made traps ensnaring their full potential.

But let me ask you…

Do you REALLY want to rely on donations?

Do you really want to depend on government funding?

Do you really want to depend on volunteers?

Or…

Do you want to meet people’s needs by selling them useful products and services?

Do you want to create a sustainable livelihood that’s relatively safe from annual government budget decisions?

Do you want to build a team of people who make your soul sing, and who are 100% committed and trained to turn your vision into reality?

We live in tough times for the voluntary sector: that’s why charities are now starting to turn some of their operations into social enterprises too.

What you need:

To expect more from business: ALL business should benefit society. 

And the realisation that you can do even more good with the more reliable stream of income generated by a social enterprise.

“Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.” – Bill Drayton

Reason #6: You're not using your biggest selling point.

What I enjoy most about working with social entrepreneurs: you are SUCH inspiring people.

Humble.

Modest.

Self-deprecating.

Doing all this MIND-BLOWING work to make the world a better place.

Making HUGE personal sacrifices in the process.

Even just writing this brings tears to my eyes.

Thing is, your modesty can really stand in the way of scaling your impact. Because it means you don’t shout enough about all the amazing things you do. 

And it’s your social and environmental impact that will rally the most ardent supporters, impatient to fuel your mission with cash.

What you need:

The courage to use your voice and be heard loud and clear. Make your impact a key part of your marketing message.

Reason #7: You've started to take yourself for granted.

You’ve been doing what you’re doing for a while now.

It’s become second nature:

The ins and outs of running your business.

The details of your mission. How you determine where to devote your financial and practical support. How your contributions actually reach their destination. How to communicate with those in need, find out how to help, and turn that knowledge into a commercial offer that provides a livelihood for yourself.

That’s HUGE!

Not many people know how to do such a thing.

So when journalists or fledgling startups or wannabe apprentices want to learn the best tips and strategies, you’d be the IDEAL person for them to talk to… don’t you think?

And yet…

You know what’s one of the most common things I hear from social entrepreneurs?

“But I’m just me.”

“I don’t think there’s anything special.”

“I have nothing to give.”

What you need:

Help rediscovering the rich experience, knowledge and value that only YOU can bring. By listening to others and telling your story, you’ll find out what you can offer and feel more confident about selling it at the right price.

Reason #8: You're based where you're based.

Location, location, location. That’s what matters in business!

Right?

Not anymore!

The internet really makes location rather unimportant. We’ve become “location-independent”.

Now it’s all about people.

Relationships, relationships, relationships!

Meaning, you’ll need to market differently, allocate your time differently and think about events differently, too.

What you need:

A wide, strong, global network of people who believe in you, your mission and your enterprise — made up of customers, team members and other social entrepreneurs.

Reason #9: You don't love money enough.

“Wait a minute!”, you call out. LOVE money? “But money is… just… money!”

Or even, 

“But money is the root of all evil!”

Love people, use money — right?

EXACTLY!

Use money to love people. In your hands, money can turn into a force for good.

Because money is what makes EVERYTHING happen. Cash is queen. Without it, you have no business. Without it, you can’t create the change you wish to see in the world.

It’s not about making loads of money and keep it for yourself, so you can take a daily bath in it à la Scrooge McDuck.

It’s about making loads of money so you can make loads of impact. As social entrepreneurs, we’re only temporary custodians of our profits — passing that financial potential on to those who need it most.

What you need:

Ease, joy and a mindset of abundance. Once you let go of any guilt around money, you’ll find scaling your business that much easier.

Reason #10: You can't do this on your own!

I get it.

Leadership is a lonely place.

Hiring a team is a scary step.

Investing into relationships with other entrepreneurs bears the risk of losing out to the competition.

By now, your friends and family have grown a bit tired of hearing about the details of your work day.

So… you’ve retreated into yourself.

You keep your ideas private until you execute them. So no-one can steal them. Or ridicule them. Or keep asking you about your progress, in case it’s not going that well.

I get it. After all, leadership is a vulnerable place. And that time when you first started, when people didn’t believe in you… taught you to find your own way.

But the truth is…

Nothing big has ever been built by one man or woman alone. You’re trying the IMPOSSIBLE.

It takes 2 to start a family.

A village to raise a child.

Many brilliant minds to scale a company. (They don’t necessarily have to be on your payroll.)

What you need:

A group of like-minded change makers who are going through the exact same growth phase as you are. And a seasoned, successful social entrepreneur and mentor who’s been through it all, to guide you along your individual path ascending new summits of growth.

The most impactful question you’ll ever ask

 

Ever stop to wonder why after 5 years in business, some social enterprises make 5 million or more in annual revenue, while others struggle to exceed $50k?

 

What is it about them that is 100X more effective than what most small business owners so readily accept?

And more importantly (and impactfully)…

Where’s the bridge crossing that 100x gap?

Head space to scale your social enterprise

That’s the biggest question I had circling around my head as I was developing my invitation to carve out the head space you need to scale successfully.

Tactics like growth hacking, taking online courses and using ‘blueprints’ can take you to the point  where you can see *decent* changes for a while…

(albeit at the expense of no longer listening to your inner wisdom and instead following someone else’s templates)

But what if the bridge across that 100x gap wasn’t somewhere out there for you to find and simply cross…

But within yourself and your business, waiting to be teased out and uncovered and turned into your personal path to greater impact?

What if we treated “scaling impact” not as a box-ticking exercise with a one-size-fits-all methodology…

But as an expression of your individual entrepreneurial DNA, currently a dormant seed…

…ready to take shape and bear fruit as soon as we give it the space, nurture and light it requires?

And what if…

Having made it this far with your business, you were ALREADY equipped with the basic skills for letting your impact unfold?

Head space to scale your social enterprise is my unique blend of group mentoring, one-on-one transformation sessions and on-call support that empowers you to:

  • Discover your authentic inner sales person and learn to sell enthusiastically and effectively.
  • Get your marketing under control.
  • Draw on the expertise and experience of wildly successful entrepreneurs so you don’t have to repeat their mistakes — and learn to make the most of your own errors.
  • Wow and woo prospects by building real, human relationships with them that can last a lifetime.
  • Talk about your impact in a way that lifts up BOTH the communities you serve AND your revenue.
  • Grow your own confidence with crystal clear insights into where YOU excel.
  • Celebrate your big and small wins with people around the world who ‘get it’ and take a deep interest in the way you overcome your individual challenges — because they face very similar ones.
  • Feel at ease around money as you enjoy a reliable cash flow.
  • Boldly pursue your vision because you know there’s your gang of change makers who care, keep you accountable and have your back.

Yes, that’s how lovely it can feel to scale your social enterprise…

… but it DOES depend on carving out time to engage with new ideas. And taking action.

Ideas that have grown my own successful social enterprises, generating a cumulative $130 million turnover and over $25 million EBIT since 1992. (None of which is the result of get-rich-quick schemes, by the way.)

Actions that perfectly fit your personal situation and your dream of how you want to leave the world a little (or rather, a lot!) better than you found it. Because those actions are uniquely yours. (Not following some sort of template business coaching rulebook.)

Actions that you’ll excitedly point back to a few months from now when your social enterprise dramatically ups its investments into your mission, bringing you one step closer to the world YOU want to live in.

Who am I to tell you this?

I started my first social enterprise before it was ‘cool’, in 1987 — 31 years ago.

It was a desperately lonely time.

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, arriving in the UK as a teenager, I experienced two very different cultures at an early age. As a black woman, I also experience quite a bit of discrimination. This has shaped my belief that every business should be thinking about its impact beyond its local community – there should be no limit in the globalised world in which we live.

 

Today, I’m the founder and executive director of Banya Family Placement Agency, an independent fostering social enterprise in London. Since Banya started in 1997, we’ve placed over 4,000 children with UK foster parents. 

As soon as I was able, I founded Vana Trust, a charity helping children in the UK but also back in Zimbabwe. Vana Trust supports an educational organic farm in Buckinghamshire and helps children to attend St. David’s School in Nyandoro, Zimbabwe. The Trust also funds children when they leave St. David’s so they have access to further education or training.

In addition, I founded World Impact Capital to assist women’s enterprise in the Southern Africa Development Community region.

My achievements have won widespread recognition. I’ve been named one of the top 100 influential women in London by The Guardian, Businesswoman of the Year by Sue Ryder Foundation, and won the Lambeth Social Enterprise of the Year Award. More recently, the South African Chamber of Commerce named me Business Woman of the Year 2018, and I won the Business of the Year 2018 — Zimbabwe Achievers Awards.

I see celebrations as affirmations that I’m on the right track. Don’t ever listen to the cynics: in celebrating the success, you are opening up for more success.

 

 

 

 

“When I started the programme I was busy and felt overwhelmed with setting up procedures and systems for my business. 

Nyasha urged me to make time to go and meet with one of my clients and really listen to their needs and look at how I could best serve them. At first, I was horrified as I was ‘one woman band’ at the time. But I followed her advice.

Our customer was really happy with the services we were providing, but in passing he said they also required ‘live in’ carers for elderly people who didn’t want to live in a residential home.

He had mentioned this before, but I had not been listening. This time I took note and explored the opportunity there and then. I was not going to miss it again!

He referred 2 clients immediately. Before I even got back to my office I had found him carers for these elderly clients, immediately increasing my income tenfold. We’re talking thousands of pounds per week — not hundreds!

I also needed much less administration to deal with time sheets.

I now believe magic happens when you listen, and I follow Nyasha’s motto: listen, listen, listen.”

Yvonne Marimo

Abantu Care Services

“I am a counsellor and therapist, with my own business. I am always looking for ways to expand my business into new areas but struggle to actually get my ideas off the drawing board and into reality.

Nyasha has been mentoring me for the last ninety days.

The things I was focusing on were:

  • Producing a meditation CD
  • Putting a meditation on YouTube
  • Having a new price structure.

Nyasha helped me with ideas first and foremost. Then she suggested how I go about things to get great results. She encouraged me to go ahead with my new ventures and gave me a structure to work with.

I can’t thank her enough for her quiet reassurance, solid ideas and motivation. She is just the right combination of encouragement and drive. She has helped me enormously.”

Jane Crockatt

Harding Wellbeing

Introducing

Scale Your Impact

 

The mentoring programme that sets you on your way to 7-figure impact,

growing and creating a social enterprise that is as profitable as it can be.

 

7 ways Scale Your Impact will make growing your social enterprise the most joyful thing you do this year

 

 

  • 90 days of online mentoring, creating the head space you need to work “ON your business” instead of burning out “IN your business”.

 

  • 6 online seminars that take you through the crucial aspects you should think about as you grow your enterprise. You’ll leave each session with your individual action plan so you know exactly what to do and how to do it.

 

  • 2 one-to-one mentoring calls to work through your individual questions and challenges.

 

  • Free attendance at any webinar I host during the course of the programme.

 

  • Lifetime membership in a small group of like minds working together to support each other in creating social change. Make new friends, learn from each other and see each other thrive in business and in life.

 

  • Access to my diverse network of successful business owners, specialists and coaches.

 

  • Unlimited email support for the duration of the programme. I’ll coach you through any difficulties and keep you accountable to make sure you can move into your full potential. You won’t be set adrift on your own — you’ll receive personalised support throughout the journey.

 

This is not so much a course where you’re being taught, but a personal action plan that unfolds over the course of 90 days — with an experienced mentor helping you define exactly what you need to do, helping you to actually do it, and holding you accountable.

The mindset shifts you’ll experience during these 90 days will affect all other areas of your life too. You may find yourself drawn to different books and TV programmes, think differently about raising your kids, and work through personal experiences that have been holding you back for years. 

 

We’ll unfold your entrepreneurial DNA over 6 modules:

Module 1 — Purpose

In week 1, we’ll work on staying centred on your purpose and making it more profitable.

Working with other social entrepreneurs has taught me that your purpose has got to be a big WHY. It’s got to be beyond you. You’ve got to think beyond yourself.

Before starting my first social enterprise, I became distracted and went down the academic path. My Chemistry PhD supervisor knew me better than myself — he knew I’d be in my zone of genius if I retrained as a Social Worker and Psychotherapist! So I left my studies on this advice. At the time, I learnt what it feels like to be off track and realign with one’s purpose, and how important that is for feeling fulfilled. Having a purpose is the greatest secret to being successful and living your dreams.

If you, too, have lost sight of your purpose or don’t know why you should get up in the morning, the first week alone will change your life. 

You’ll lay the foundation for scaling your social enterprise by rediscovering what it’s all about. Once you’ve got such firm ground to stand on, you’ll find it much easier to keep the momentum and energy going — and stay focused on what you need to do to solve the social problems you care most about.

You’ll…

  • Immediately find validation and community in a small-and-mighty group of other social entrepreneurs. Just share your questions to access their experiences, knowledge, skills and networks!
  • Discover the things you do that don’t further your mission — or even hurt it.
  • Attract more customers by communicating a clear purpose that they can rally around.

Module 2 — People

With your purpose and mission in place, you’re now in a new place of clarity that empowers you to think about the people you work with in a new way. It’s time to create more win-win relationships and get more support for your enterprise. Make sure you have the right people on the bus, learn together and evolve, and make magic happen. 

Because without a strong support network, you risk burning out with loneliness, isolation and feeling misunderstood. And you risk overlooking or even alienating your strongest allies.

You’ll…

  • Identify the skills and experience available in your team.
  • Choose a sounding board to reflect on your purpose.
  • Find networking opportunities to get support from your peers.
  • Improve your listening skills.
  • Move from inspiring to transforming the people around you.
  • People buy from people — you’ll find new ways to resonate with customers.

Module 3 — Procedures

Successful social entrepreneurs dream… and then after that, they strategically plan, successfully utilize tools and implement steps to make their dreams come true whilst having a positive social impact.

So, once you’ve embedded your enterprise in a supportive community, you’ll need to free yourself up to focus on strategic issues.

Procedures may not sound like the most exciting topic, but the new reality they create for you really IS exciting: FINALLY some room to breathe and stop being so hands-on all the time! Finally a way to scale up without losing the quality of your service!

You’ll finally be able to teach your brilliant way of doing things to the team so that they can repeat it. Because even if they’ve been successfully winging it so far, without procedures you’re dependent on haphazard outcomes that they can’t repeat.

You’ll…

  • Review that your legal structure still fits your social enterprise — and change it if necessary.
  • Apply the 80:20 rule to be your most productive self.
  • Build effective systems and processes that work for your business.
  • Discover time-tested methods of withstanding overwhelm and staying focused.

Module 4 — Promotion

OK, time to scale up the way you promote your social enterprise! Let’s make sure more people know you exist, buy into your vision and spend money with you.

We’ll bust some of the most harmful business myths:

“Do what you love, and the money will follow.”

“If you build it, they will come.”

“Just coach (or create or write or do-your-thing) and people will pay you.”

With your personal marketing plan, you won’t be the one who opened a shop and didn’t tell anyone about it.

You’ll…

  • Discover the secret to communicating personally and humanly with flexibility, transparency, open-mindedness and honesty.
  • Engage in a meaningful relationship with people as a way to promote your social enterprise.
  • Have fun promoting your business.

Module 5 — Profits

So, you’re successfully promoting your products and services and raking in the sales. In this module, we’ll use those sales to grow your social enterprise and invest your profits back to help more people.

The risk of not getting paid — even after years in business — is real. I want you to sleep soundly, knowing you have a reliable way of collecting your money and managing your profits. So you don’t need 2 pots of eye cream every morning just to get your kids to recognise you at the breakfast table. 

You’ll…

  • Use finances to make your mission come true.
  • Learn how to chase payments with confidence and gentle tenacity.

Never have to worry about losing sleep (and possibly your business!) over unpaid invoices.

Module 6 — Progress

Congrats! You’ve invested focus, time and energy to renovate your social enterprise. An enterprise that enables you to grow yourself, as well as the difference you make in the community.

Exciting? Sure!

Liberating? Absolutely!

Now it’s time to complete the programme with an actionable plan that takes you way out into the future. You’ll use your new-found clarity and confidence to continue to grow in your business personally and professionally — without diluting your purpose. Your own growth will automatically introduce you to new people with new energy. This module is about tapping into that energy to thrive personally and professionally.

Together we’ll make sure you’re never again getting stuck, not knowing what to do next once the programme ends. You won’t waste your time and money on lots of expensive formal learning with no clear benefit for your mission.

Instead, you’ll…

  • Identify, plan and get the most out of formal and informal learning opportunities that will help you achieve your goals.
  • Learn from stakeholders.
  • Learn from mistakes.
  • Learn from life experience itself.
  • Create a learning environment for you and your team.
  • Identify the new mindsets you need to adopt at this stage to make sure you don’t slip into self-sabotage.

Plus: 1:1 Breakthrough Session (if you join before [date])

Let’s spend some extra time breaking through your individual challenges. In this 45-minute call, you can bring up anything that’s holding you back, and together we’ll move mountains to grow your enterprise. I’m here to help you get the most out of this programme. You’ll never find yourself in that lonely spot where everyone else seems to just ‘get it’, while you’re wondering for how much longer you’ll be able to keep it together. 

  • 45-minute ‘ask me anything’ Zoom call — yours to use at any point during or even after the programme.
  • Work through whatever obstacle lies in your path to being a more successful social entrepreneur.

Plus: My Ebook, Walk With Me: Through Sixteen Inspirational Business & Life Tips

(Value $15.99)

Don’t lose momentum

When your energy level drops, this ebook will inspire you. I’ve drawn on my 30 years’ experience as a successful entrepreneur to fill it with valuable tips you’ll use in business and in life, over and over again.

 

 

I’m opening Scale Your Social Enterprise for you today at your special launch price of just…

 

 

Plus, you’ll be backed by…

 

The “I’ll Walk With You” Guarantee

I’m so passionate about helping social enterprises like yours grow their impact, and I want to make it as easy as humanly possible for you to give a confident “yes”.

Enter the “I’ll Walk With You” Guarantee.

Take 30 Days to go through the first FOUR MODULES of Scale Your Social Enterprise.

If after attending all the live seminars, doing your individual homework and getting your questions answered on the live coaching calls, you still haven’t identified at least three new actions that will make your business more successful and don’t feel confident about scaling your social enterprise…

I’ll insist that you email Katy Farnell at katy@walkwithmenetwork.com with your completed homework, and I’ll walk with you through the steps you’re struggling with to unfold into the impactful social entrepreneur you’re meant to be.

 

 

But before you’re ready take the leap, you may be asking yourself these questions…

(which is good because it’s exactly THIS kind of mindset that has got you this far as an entrepreneur!)

 

1. I want to to do this, but I’m already spread wayyyy too thin. What if I start the programme and find that I can’t commit to it?

I hear you!

I’ve also woken up next to my phone on the sofa.

Skipped lunch.

And felt like adding “one more thing” to my to-do list would bring down the whole Jenga tower I had unintentionally stacked up for myself.

But here’s the thing…

This programme is all about creating a more sustainable, more flexible livelihood for you.

So, please, please please let me know if you’re struggling to commit.

We can then find a solution that works for you personally. I want you to be successful and will do everything in my power to help you achieve that. 

 

2. I’m not making a profit yet. Would it be premature to take the programme?

If you’ve been in business for a while, but still not writing black numbers, this is exactly the right time to join us and get the support you need to grow your business. 

If you’re struggling to find the money to join us, please know I’m here to help. Simply get in touch with me. Together let’s work on a plan that will allow you to take this opportunity and transform your business!

 

3. I’ve been holding off on growing my team (or hiring altogether) because I’m scared of adding to my already bloated overhead. Are you going to ask me to hire more people?

Maybe. Maybe not.

In Module 2, we’re going to take an intimate and honest look at both your current team make up, as well as the support you’ll need to get you to where you want to go.

If we discover that you should bring on new team members, we’ll prepare your hiring so you can expect a fast and impactful return on your investment with each new person you bring on.

So you’ll be able to hire with confidence, knowing each personnel decision will help you grow instead of being just another expense that keeps you up at night.

 

4. Is this programme just for businesses that work directly with people – such as coaches or carers?

I’ll help you scale a business that gives back to society — in any sector. Whether you sell a product or a service, as long as you want to use a bigger portion of your income to help people or the planet, you’re welcome to join us!

 

5. I’ve read dozens of business books and taken a couple of online training courses. How is this any different?

So have I, and I have nothing against them! In fact, I love learning from books and online training.

 

But my mission here is extremely individual, action focused and outcome based:

Help you unfold YOUR entrepreneurial DNA and overcome the challenges holding YOU back from scaling YOUR social enterprise and making a 7-figure impact.

No theories or case studies that will never apply to you.

Just the specific, individual action steps you need to get your business performing at that higher level ASAP.

 

6. You say you’re a social entrepreneur. How does this programme give back to society?

25% of all proceeds from the programme go to Vana Trust, a registered charity that promotes empowerment through education — enriching the lives of children and young adults. Through encouragement, support and commitment to young people for 15 years, the Vana Trust inspires them and helps them overcome their difficulties, and enables them to give back to their own communities.

 

7. Will I learn about marketing and generating new business?

Absolutely! Module 4 is all about promotion and marketing. We’ll develop your personal promotional plan and work out the best way for you to communicate your value in a way that resonates with customers.

 

8. How many participants are there?

I’m sure you’ve seen online group programmes with hundreds or even thousands of participants. While that may be great for some really extrovert people looking to add as many new names on their LinkedIn profile as quickly as possible, that’s not how we do things here.

We’ll have a maximum of twelve participants in this programme, so that each of you can get my individual attention and assistance. It’s also a better experience for quieter and more introvert folks.

In my experience, being part of an intimate small group like this can be incredibly supportive and help motivate you to move forward with growing your social enterprise.

 

9. Is this programme something I can manage alongside my usual work?

Yes, the programme is designed so you can put everything you learn into practice directly. That said, creating the head space you need to scale your social enterprise will take dedicated time and commitment of at least 3-4 hours per week.

And that’s only an impossible contradiction if you let it be one.

If you know right now that “muddling through” is unsustainable and a short-cut to burnout, then I insist that you find a way to block off the time.

On my end, I PROMISE to spare you from any unnecessary theory.

Meaning, everything we cover will translate into a personal action plan for you to work through. And every hour you invest in following through on your actions will pay off for your social enterprise.

 

10. Will I get access to the course content once the programme finishes?

Yes, I’ll share all my slides with you so you can keep coming back to them. I’ll also introduce you to other networks of like-minded people and invite you to relevant events (if you like) — so you can continue to make progress.

 

11. Can you remind me of what I’m getting when I enroll today?

  • 90 days of online mentoring, creating the head space you need to work “on your business” instead of burning out “in your business”.
  • 6 online seminars that take you through the crucial aspects you should think about as you grow your enterprise. You’ll leave each session with your individual action plan so you know exactly what to do and how to do it.
  • 2 one-to-one mentoring calls to work through your individual questions and challenges.
  • Free attendance at any webinar I host during the course of the programme.
  • Lifetime membership in a small group of like minds working together to support each other in creating social change. Make new friends, learn from each other and see each other thrive in business and in life.
  • Access to my diverse network of successful business owners, specialists and coaches.
  • Unlimited email support for the 6-week duration of the programme. I’ll coach you through any difficulties and keep you accountable to make sure you can move into your full potential. You won’t be set adrift on your own — you’ll receive personalized support throughout the journey.

Plus the following bonuses:

  • 1:1 Transformation Session (if you join before [date]): 45-minute ‘ask me anything’ Zoom call — yours to use at any point during or even after the programme.
  • My Ebook, Walk With Me: Through Sixteen Inspirational Business & Life Tips (Value $15.99)

 

12. Why don’t you offer a money-back guarantee?

I’m here to help you actually achieve the growth you’re looking for. If you’re not feeling the benefits of this programme within 30 days, I don’t want to just throw your investment back at you and abandon you. If you RSVP “yes” to my invitation to walk with me, then I’m here to walk with you. No matter what. That’s why instead of a refund policy, I offer you all the support you need to achieve what we’ve set out to achieve for you.

 

 

There’s never been a better time to transform your business — with SO LITTLE financial investment — than RIGHT NOW.

 

Still undecided?

You’re ready to get into the head space of a 7-figure social entrepreneur if…

  1. You started your social enterprise a few months ago, you want to go BIG, and you want to set yourself up for success from the get-go. 
  2. You’ve been trying to grow your social enterprise for years, but haven’t made the impact you were hoping for (your overheads and your own salary currently leave you only peanuts to invest into your mission)… and you’ve got that nagging feeling that the sales you DO make could be more profitable, based on a more ethical supply chain, and to a wider customer base than the 100 or so people you’ve known since you had your first market stall.

  3. You’ve previously bought books and courses that left you feeling dissatisfied and longing for more hands-on, more engaging support. Meaning, you’ve already absorbed a lot of theory but not applied it. This programme is your time to shine! You’re in a great position to make it a success for yourself. Bring your knowledge to the programme and find out how to tweak your actions so they’re more successful. Share your past mistakes with the group and learn from each other. Finally turn all that theory into action.

  4. You don’t trust the hype surrounding social enterprise. And you’re veeeery sceptical about all that hype surrounding making loads of money, fast. In fact, you find all that talk about retiring at 30 a bit sickening. That’s why you appreciate how this programme teaches you how to use your own inner wisdom, your support network and opportunities ‘out there’ to create lasting, sustainable growth.

  5. You’re willing to put in at least 3 hours without any distractions per week… as long as you know that every bit of energy you invest is a strategic and meaningful step forward in growing your ability to make the world a better place.

  6. In fact, you’re ALREADY investing time, cash and energy doing things like writing blog posts, going to trade shows and conferences, hanging out in Facebook groups and posting behind-the-scenes pictures to Instagram. The only problem is, without a clear strategy that’s specific to your business and ties all your activities together, you’ve experienced nothing but discouraging  results, followed by overwhelm around what to do next.

  7. You’re excited about connecting with like-minded change makers and supporting each other as you grow your businesses. You know… teaming up for partnerships, speaking engagements, podcast appearances, pre-selling your next product, etc. 

  8. You’re ready to take 30 days to give the Scale Your Social Enterprise programme a fair shot: I’m not looking for half-baked commitment, but as long as you’re willing to go “all in” for 4 weeks, I GUARANTEE that you’ll see your confidence soar, identify at least three powerful actions that will drive your mission forward, and feel the “why didn’t I do this sooner” excitement that carries you right through to the end of the program.

 

Did you catch yourself nodding your head?

Try on what it feels like to Scale Your Impact

for 30 days

Truth:

75+% of social entrepreneurs reading this will “mull it over’ and forget all about it
as the enrollment period closes.

 

Here are 3 ways they’ll continue to flirt with burnout and stalled momentum as their sales underperform, team members jump ship, and they take short cut after frantic short cut to try and plug the gaps …

  1. They’ll miss seeing the critical talent and functional gaps needed to spur and sustain growth, resulting in missed opportunities, straight jacketed momentum and spending late nights bent over a keyboard in front of a screen with 87 tabs open.

True cost: A social entrepreneur’s well-being, sanity, and ability to make her highest contribution.

  1. They’ll continue to confuse the concepts of charity vs social enterprise.They feel guilty about asking for the sale, charging what their products and services are worth… and don’t realise that it’s a good thing not to depend on donations.

True cost: A social entrepreneur’s dignity and confidence. Tens of thousands of $$$ in financial impact lost to their mission.

  1. They’ll stay on their familiar track of trial and error, with each error chipping away at their confidence and the sustainability of their business. Occasionally they see a short spike in revenue that’s soon bulldozered by their never-ending to-do list, which keeps them from learning from successes and using them to build a clear plan for growth.

True cost: Their realistic chance to change the world, have success and enjoy peace of mind. Worst case scenario: their company and livelihood, plus the livelihoods of their team and suppliers.

 

And with 30 risk-free days to “get into the right head space”…

Wouldn’t you rather see what it’s like to scale your impact?

Isn’t it time you worked on your business, instead of in it?

You’ve achieved some pretty amazing things to get to where you are right now. But you’re also smart enough to know that what got you here, won’t get you “there”. This is your invitation to partner with me for the next 90 days to…

  • Discover and implement the systems, processes and tips that will help you ask for and chase payment without feeling bad…
  • Build your business plan and a reliable cash flow… and
  • Boost your feeling of self-worth — knowing that you can afford to dream and have the freedom to look at all the options without worrying about money.

 

We need a different way of doing business in general.

ALL businesses should be social enterprises.

If WE can’t make this work — how can we tell a convincing story and set an example to the world?

 

Join us for 30 days and start on your individual path to Scaling Your Impact