Karen Goodson

Severnside Holistic Healing

www.severnsideholistichealing.co.uk
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How would you describe the position of your business prior to taking part in The Ten Week Start Up programme with Miranda?

Floundering without any sense of direction, feeling overwhelmed and not knowing what to do to get started or to really focus. I had tackled bits and pieces; started a website and Facebook page, signed up for Twitter and LinkedIn but did not really know how to use them effectively for business.

What was the reason you signed up for The Ten Week Start Up

All of the above! I knew Miranda from other business start-up workshops and knew that she would get me back on track. I also knew it was time to make a commitment to getting my business going.

What were the best things you learned by taking part in TTWSU Programme?

That other people struggle with the same things as me! The struggle between the need to earn a living and the need to focus on growing something new is something that we all have to find balance in.

I also learned it is OK to take your time to slowly grow your business. Very few businesses take off instantly.

I have a better understanding that the therapies I offer are not well known in this area and it will therefore require a strategy that incorporates raising awareness with fellow therapists and healers as well as the general public.

How would you describe the position of your business after completing the programme?

I have a much better understanding of how marketing and sales works; I also have a better appreciation of how finances work in business. I am preparing for my official launch at a local Mind, Body and Spirit Show using the planning documents supplied on The Ten Week Start Up programme.

After taking part in the programme I have also now got a support group made up of others who completed the course and we are staying in touch and keeping each other accountable in order to boost our productivity.

How do you rate Miranda & The Ten Week Start Up programme?

The presentation of the 10 Week Start Up was very professional; effective and efficient delivery was perfectly enhanced by the resources provided on the website. I particularly found the support via the Facebook group very helpful and I found the webinar approach worked for me. It was good to be able to interact with fellow entrepreneurs during the webinar using the chat function.

Miranda is also very patient & tailors the programme to suit each person taking part!