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Stage 1: Ideation

Being in the "Ideation" stage means you are just starting your business. You may have a working prototype, a pilot, or you're in the process of launching your first product to market. Your startup is most likely pre-revenue, and you may have raised capital or received some funding for your idea. Scroll down to learn how IFundWomen can support you as you take your business to the next level.

 

 

STAGE 1: IDEATION  STAGE 2: PRE-REVENUE  STAGE 3: PROVEN DEMAND

   

IDEATION

Based on your stage, we suggest the following next steps. Click the links below to get started.

Complete these steps to move on to the pre-revenue stage.

 

○ CREATE AN IFUNDWOMEN ACCOUNT

Create your free IFundWomen account today to access more resources.

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○ HONE YOUR BUSINESS PITCH

To start working on your pitch, fill in the “Pitch Honing” tab of the IFundWomen 2022 Playbook, which is available on Resources.

Want more guidance? Watch the Perfect your business pitch workshop in the IFundWomen Workshop Library. (Note: You will need any paid IFundWomen plan to access our Workshop Library). 

○ CREATE YOUR PRODUCT OR PROTOTYPE

At this point, you should be designing, creating, and researching solution(s) to the problem you’re solving. This is done by creating a bare bones product, simplified prototype or mock-ups—you may hear this referred to as your MVP (minimum viable product)!

Your prototype can start as:

  • A website, web application, or chatbot
  • An interactive community
  • A marketing or explainer video
  • A physical sample of your good or product

Creating your first product is an important step for your business! Not sure where to start? Work with a coach 1:1 to help you create your first product, prototype, or MVP.

○ GET SAVVY WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

Get your business out there on social media to raise awareness, collect customer insights, and test ideas quickly with your community.

Here are our tips on getting started: 

  1. Create a content calendar with recurring themes for Monday, Tuesday, etc.
  2. Utilize stock image sites and Canva templates so you don't waste time or money on content production.
  3. Use a scheduling tool like Later to help you schedule your content ahead of time.

Developing your brand and positioning your business takes effort—and time! Our 1:1 coaches are standing by to help you on your journey.

○ TAKE ITEMS OFF YOUR TO-DO LIST

Hire a vetted service provider to assist you in whatever areas you need support.

○ EXPLORE OUR WORKSHOPS

Learn about a wide variety of important business topics in our upcoming workshops.

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○ WORK WITH A COACH 1:1

Want more guidance? Our expert business coaches are ready to provide you with individualized support. Together, your business will go forward, faster. Sign up to book a private, 1:1 session.

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IFundWomen Method Playbook

The IFundWomen Method Playbook is designed to be with your guide to your entire business journey. Get your copy by visiting Resources.

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Ready to take the next step?

Find the right plan for you.

Plans are set to auto-renew. Manage your plan within the IFundWomen Dashboard.

Workshop Access Plan
For the side-hustler who is just getting started with their idea

Access to live IFW workshops, including on-demand replays

Access to resources and templates in the IFW Dashboard

Invitation to the IFW Slack Community

Monthly Coaching Plan
For the entrepreneur looking to take their business to the next level with on-demand support

Everything in the Workshop Access Plan

Two coaching sessions per month (based on your day of purchase billing cycle)

Email support with IFundWomen coaches

Members who invest in IFundWomen's Coaching program raise 27X more than those who go it alone.

 

 

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