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Business, Approach and Entrepreneurship (B.A.E.) is a networking community established to connect business minded individuals and entrepreneurs dedicated to growing their businesses and expanding their brands.
I have been scouring the internet for years trying to “niche down”, be consistent, following the rules up to the point of coming up empty. Business is not one size fit all and the words “there is a lot a bad information out there” haunt me everyday. Anyone who knows me, know that I am a perfectionist about certain aspects of my life and right now my peace, business and career, MY SONS are a given, and #MYHEART are utmost priority.
All of the roads have lead me to creating a network and building this platform. B.A.E. has a lot of meanings and ultimately Before Anything Else everyone on board with cultivating this community is concerned with their business model, approach to business and growing as an entrepreneur. When the idea hit, it shook my inner being because for six months I wondered what the shift was going to be? I wondered what my greater calling was? When I began to focus on reshaping the look of my business, I knew that I would have to take bold steps.
In creating this network community I composed three concepts to be the guiding light for contributing entrepreneurs…
1. SUPPORTIVE atmosphere to grow ideas centered around business.
2. ENCOURAGEMENT to not be afraid and take risks to become more impactful.
3. COMMUNITY to give valuable feedback and that extra push while accomplishing your business goals.
Business: We all have the innate ability to be good at what we pursue with passion. Our lives were already designed and created for us when we were conceived, but when we align our thoughts with good, those abilities begin to shine. One of the hardest things to overcome in any type of business is fear. Doubt is so paralyzing that one wrong move, one bad review, or lack of gauging interest causes so many people to abandon their dreams. That is why B.A.E. is so important to the entrepreneurs I know. Most of us have had to work hard for what we have but now we want our own levels of success. Success that trademarks a legacy for those we will someday leave behind. We are the mouthpieces for our businesses. There is a demand for the services many entrepreneurs bring to the table, and this network will serve as a business incubator for local, urban business owners (Read Getting Started With Business Incubators).
Approach: How you approach your business will show in your product. I know business equates to numbers for a lot of people and capitalizing on your skills and talent is ideal when you’re immersed in doing what you love.
Which approach is best for your business? (Read 3 Approaches to Strategy)
- Emergent strategy is best for small groups that are willing and able to absorbs and make decisions about new information quickly and resist restrictions on what information is most valuable.
- Lean strategy is best for small groups who like to work quickly but systematicallyand are willing to take the risks necessary to gain information through experimentation.
- Deliberate strategy is best for large organizations for whom responsiveness is organizationally difficult. However, the more these organizations adopt the faster tempo of Lean and Emergent strategy, they more they will be able to take advantages of unexpected opportunities and avoid the harms of unseen risks.
Entrepreneurship: When I read the words, “There is a lot of bad information being shared”, even though it was a part of a social media ad and the person was trying to gain interest to turn into a product being sold, those words were TRUE! The way I see it, A LOT of these EXPERTS recycle information, put their own twist on it and try to make it sound more signature and connected to their voice. Essentially, that’s what all of us are doing. However, my business goals are centered around writing and creating good content, and now coaching others through the process because I have had to learn through trial an error. I’m a teacher by day in a traditional classroom, but now I want to branch out and teach others how to face their fears because that is something I battle daily but I don’t quit. I’m no expert, but I know what I know! In this community of authors, teachers, entrepreneurs, merchandisers, writers (ME!!!!!), and CREATIVES we are going to flip the script on business, networking, and branding.
We will ALL rise to the top through clarity, consistency, and execution.
B.A.E. is a business incubator.
B.A.E. is a movement!
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