I’m a dreamer, a procrastinator, a non-risk taker...all those evil things that prevent people from realizing their goals. I still work a full-time job and am taking the steps necessary to learn to think (and act) like an entrepreneur. Though I currently create jewelry which I sell on my website - it`s more of a hobby at the moment. I`ve decided to focus on a new idea which I feel may have greater potential which is to create an online boutique geared towards helping busy women create a home retreat where they can spend quality time with themselves. Because my strong point is my creativity and not my business skills, I am in need of a mentor and possibly, business partners with the skills and experience I`m lacking.
Along that line though, there`s another forum that might interest you that you should check out if you haven`t already heard of it. It`s theswitchboards.com, their tagline - Connecting Creative Women in Business. The forum is very active and is a virtual goldmine for women owned creative businesses looking for tips and support.
Thanks JIOT - I will definitely check them out.
LWL forums were a bit bare but I felt it had a lot to do with them not being as well known at that point - I still like reading their Featured Ladies section to gain insight and motivation.
I like entrepreneur.com and pinkmagazine.com for women (I really wish they chose a different name). I come across many biz mags like these at my day job so I don`t subscribe. For me, the opportunity to `speak` with people and get feedback is very important at this stage in my startup so SUN is my number one choice - Ladies Who Launch (.com) use to have a forum on their site but no more which is too bad, I thought it was one of their best aspects.
I tried adding shop and boutique but the choices didn`t give me that wow feeling I was looking for. I also put this question out to forum on a women`s magazine site that I follow and they responded that my initial choice `Hallowed` made them think dark and scary. I spoke with two female marketing/PR professionals I work with at my day job and they absolutely loved the choice. I understand the spelling issue but in the end, I could register misspelled versions and redirect them - no matter what I decide on, there will be a potential spelling problem - I`m a bit cynical and wouldn`t be surprised that there are people who could misspell abc.com - BTW there is actually a website www.mxyplyzyk.com , they would make for an interesting case study.