A Good Place to Start
New to IFundWomen? Start with these 4 essential workshops to make sure you're all set up to take your business to the next level before moving on to our other categories.
Whether you're launching new products and services or launching your crowdfunding campaign, understanding your business goals is key to your success. Setting measurable, attainable, and well-aligned goals is the first step to launching any new product or service. Unsure what your goals are? Book this session to work with an IFundWomen coach who will create a specific recommendation and personalized guide for achieving your goals utilizing our coaching platform.
Capital Planning should be the first private coaching session you book with IFundWomen. Why? Because every business needs money, honey. Every business needs capital, and there are lots of different types of capital and options that may (or may not) be available to you based on the stage of your business. In your FIRST private coaching session, you will talk to your coach about which one is right for you at this stage.
Ok, so you have an awesome idea that you are super-passionate about, you want to start something, but you are unsure how to get started. You have an idea, maybe a website, and you need funding. You just aren’t sure where to start. This private session is for you.
Business, Tech & Strategy
Having a real business means having a product, a service, a mission, a vision, or a dream that people want to buy into. In this suite of private coaching sessions, you will learn all the basics of business planning, product development, and the tools to make it happen.
Book this private session anytime you need help building, refining, or practicing your pitch. Whether you are crowdfunding, competing in a pitch competition, or need a confidence boost, this private session is sure to leave you walking away with your swagger intact. To make the most of your private, you should download The Founder’s Playbook and write the first draft of your pitch using our pitch template before booking your private.
When you are just starting out with your new innovation, it’s not always clear how to get started monetizing your business. One of our superpowers is just that: knowing what you can monetize based on what you are building. Let us help you figure this out quickly, and get you on the path to revenue. We recommend having a clear business plan before booking this session. Need help on your business plan? Book the “My Business Plan” session in the “Getting Started” section.
Do you need to pivot your business due to the current financial crisis? We completely understand and have been there. In this session, we will learn what your business used to sell, and give you tangible ways on how you can adapt your product or services to sell during the COVID-19 era.
Unsure where to start on creating and formalizing your business plan? You don’t need to write a 10 page document with MBA-level detail in order to start building your business. In this private session, you’ll use the IFundWomen Startup Canvas to help you conceptualize, formalize, and organize your thoughts. We’ll brainstorm together on your business model, your target customers, your marketing strategy, and your value proposition. Download the IFundWomen Startup Canvas here before the session.
If you need help growing your business, but don’t feel that your challenges fall neatly into any category, then treat yourself to an everyday business coaching session. Come prepared with one, burning question you want to explore with a coach.
Are you passionate about helping others, but need support in running or starting a nonprofit organization? This coaching session will guide you in any area related to operating a nonprofit organization from understanding the formation of your board to the importance of fundraising and your program development.
First-time founders tend to waste precious time and money hiring developers to build expensive tech product for their business, before even knowing if your users will find value in your product, or how they will respond to the features. In this coaching session, we’ll cover the customer discovery process, how to prototype your MVP, how to hire the right developer(s), and how to communicate with your tech team to build & ship efficient tech product. Avoid rookie tech mistakes and save a TON of time and money by booking this session.
Are you ready to give up on everything and throw your computer out a 10-story window? We've been there; our coaches are experienced startup founders themselves and can lend an ear, be a sounding board, and give calming advice when you need it most.
Your team is the heart of your business and making smart hiring decisions from day 1 will allow your vision for your company to come into reality. In this call we will tackle making your first hire, growing a team and the importance of focusing on people first.
We are experts in helping early stage businesses get connected to the funding they need to grow. Whether you're crowdfunding, applying for grants, or raising venture capital, our team can help you find the right capital plan for your business.
So, you're raising a seed round. Good for you! This session will help you find investors to pitch, figure out exactly how much money you need to raise, and plan what you are going to use the capital for. This session is led by IFundWomen's coaches who have personally raised venture capital successfully.
Book this session if you’re ready to talk to outside investors. Learn what VC’s are looking for in your business at the early/seed stage and learn the strategy for matching their expectations. Using proven successes as a template, we’ll help you create a beautiful winning pitch deck.
In this session, you get one-on-one crowdfunding coaching with an IFundWomen Certified Crowdfunding Coach. Topics include: pitch honing, rewards strategy, marketing strategy, launch strategy. To get the most out of your private sessions, please watch the entire Crowdfunding eCourse before booking your private.
The most successful entrepreneurs spend a lot of time cultivating a network of supporters for their business. This is one of the keys to success in both crowdfunding, but also business in general. In this session, you will learn some specific tactics that you can use to build up your own personal and professional network.
Are you crowdfunding and have no idea where to start with your rewards strategy? This private coaching session is for you! Before booking this session, please watch The IFundWomen Method Crowdfunding Course. You will be that much more prepared to rock your rewards strategy call.
Crowdfunding is marketing, so knowing who your audience is, where they are, and how to talk to them is critical to succeeding at marketing. That’s what you will learn in this coaching session.
On a budget, and looking to "DIY" your own crowdfunding video? GREAT! We want to empower you to do just that. Book this session with one of our expert video producers, and we will guide you on how to create a crowdfunding video yourself, that you can be proud of. You may need two or three of these private sessions to get there, but that's OK. Think of how much money you are saving by DIY'ing.
We have ALL been there. You need to set up your crowdfunding campaign, you're in a time crunch, and you're on a budget. Have no fear. Book this session with an iFundWomen Ops Ninja and we will hand-hold you as you set your page up, connect to the payment processors, and get ready to launch!
Sales & Marketing Strategy
There's no getting around it – you need to know how to do sales and marketing if you are going to have a business, a nonprofit, a side-hustle, or a passion project that you want anyone to pay attention to. At the end of the day, sales is just a numbers game. The more people you reach, the more sales you will make.
Need help getting your first sales or growing your existing sales channels? This session is helpful whether you’re trying to get that first sale or solving through a sales slowdown. Find out how to analyze what you’re selling, who your customers are, and how to best reach them.
Ever wonder how new startups and products end up in online and print publications? Our Communications Director will walk you through some easy-to-employ strategies for how to message your business, and to whom.
Looking for a fast, easy way to build an engaged community? Yah, that doesn’t exist. Building a real community takes heart, time, and commitment. If you have the right stuff and want to learn some tactics on how to get started, sign up for this private session with our community building experts.
Avoiding getting that Instagram and Facebook started for your new business? We feel you. In this session, we will help you get organized and get your socials set up with some solid strategies you can start implementing right away.
Whether you're launching new products and services or launching your crowdfunding campaign, a strong go-to-market launch strategy can accelerate your company's success. A go to market strategy is a tactical action plan that outlines the steps necessary to succeed in a new market or with a new customer. Book this session to learn how to define your market, find your target customer and market to your leads.
Walk through setting up your Google analytics account to make better data-based and strategic decisions.
Not sure what logos, fonts, colors, or even name to use? Walk through design exercises to help you identify your brand identity with our Visual Designer. This session will be largely focused on the visual aspects of your brand and what it conveys.
Get guidance on how to optimize your brand idea, attributes, position and messaging in order to achieve your business goals and engage with your target market. Book this session only after you've locked in your fonts, colors, and logo.
Get recommendations for creating a starter website, optimizing it for traffic and sales, and get help troubleshooting bugs with one of our Product Managers.