How in the past three months I’ve expanded my business, generated more income than I did in my whole first year in business and am on track for my best year yet, even though I’m planning 6 months ‘off’ for maternity leave.
It’s one of the things I’m most proud of – setting up a social enterprise and making it sustainable within a two-year period. But this isn’t a blog about how wonderful I am or how easy it was to generate £150k/year income – it really wasn’t.
This is a blog about the lessons we learnt and three things you can do to generate sales as a social entrepreneur.
Your first year in business is never easy but if you get through it it’s a huge achievement. But then what? I had spent so much time focused on getting through the first year I forgot to plan for what was next. In this weeks blog I share the challenges I faced at the end of my first year and what I discovered with a local business coach on how I could expand my business in year (despite going on maternity leave) and deliver more impact.