Let's Build Together
It's a baby... Business!!!
I saw the following quote on LinkedIn the other day and it made me clap my hands in applause.
Instead of baby showers, let’s host “Business Showers.” When a friend starts a business, we all come together, celebrate them, and bring resources for their business start.
As an entrepreneur, this really hit home for me. Often times I've felt that my close friends haven't supported my journey especially at the beginning when my business was young and vulnerable. I want to remedy this for new/future entrepreneurs.
We're launching Baby Business Showers- monthly campaigns to connect startup businesses with a supportive network, knowledge, and resources to increase their probability of success.
How does it work?
- Every month, we'll run a campaign featuring 5-10 "baby businesses" who will pitch their business/idea on the Greenwood District mobile app.
- Members of Greenwood District cast their vote for their choice to receive the Baby Business Shower.
- At the end of the campaign, the business with the most upvotes will be awarded the Baby Business Shower for that month.
- The winner will be connected with resources via the Baby Business Registry where they will receive pro-bono services, donations, and other resources to get their business started/grown.
The Baby Business Registry
Established businesses can apply to provide their product or service (free of charge) to the winner of the Baby Business Shower. Below is a list of some of the resources "baby businesses" need to get started.
- Website/Landing Page: simple website, hosting, design
- Logo Design
- Consulting: advice for accounting, marketing, advertising, sales, etc.
- Technology: computer, smart phone, tablet, external memory, software
- Electronics: camera, paper shredder, printer, mobile internet device, router, HD webcam
- Office furniture: file cabinet, comfortable chair, standing desk, book shelves
- Office supplies: organizing trays, file folders, whiteboard, shipping envelopes
- Other: business books, classes, electronics accessories/add-ons, web hosting, educational toys to keep your kids occupied