Yesterday I attended my first business conference …{it would be completely appropriate to insert excitement and a trillion ideas popping out of my head here}… I will however spare you those details.  In essence I’m excited and ready to take on the challenge of being a true entrepreneur.  More like a multi-tasking mom, creative entrepreneur inspired by the seemingly simple things brought to my life thanks to my three kiddos.  But that doesn’t fit on my nifty little business card so I’ll stick to something simple.

I tried to fake it until I made it with this thing.  Seriously I’m used to working in an office and working with teens and playing with people under the age of 5.  I’m not used to selling myself and my vision to complete strangers.  First challenge speed networking.  In essence I offered a 30 second elevator to pitch …{one that I didn’t even know I had}… to 25 or 30 complete strangers.  Looking back it was the best activity to force me to quickly recognize the essence of what I want My Sonflower to become over the next year.  Sure some of my pitches were more polished than others but here’s what I have.

Hi, I’m Erica from My Sonflower.  I currently work in a great job with teens.  I love what I do but right now it’s not the right fit for me and my family.  I also have two young children who inspire me by their creativity and passion.  Over the next year I will be transitioning my role as a stay at home mom and will live the more creative life I’ve visioned for myself for years.  I’ve always wanted to stay home with my young kids and to become self-employed.  I’m currently a blogger and will be reopening my Etsy shop soon. I’m so excited to be changing careers and following my passion.

Krista the woman behind Boot Camp Digital is an amazing speaker who inspired me with her enthusiasm.  She explained how she positioned herself as an expert in the field of social media starting a successful company.  How she’s found a lot of success with online work without a massive budget.  Basically she rocks and was just the person I needed to hear from as I push away my doubts about entering into the unknown with a bunch of other super successful mom bloggers, creators and all around inspiring people

Then came Marty from I am Small Potatoes.  Marty is another great speaker and entrepreneur talked about the possibilities of crowd-funding.    Though I don’t think I’ll be crowd-funding anytime soon I have supported other campaigns.  He offered a number of ideas to encourage new entrepreneurs.

I have nearly 10 pages of notes from everything that was covered and ideas that jumped into me head for improving My Sonflower project.  Do stay tuned as we share this creative journey.  As Marty said yesterday knowing that people believe in what your doing is just the encouragement you need when you’re having an overwhelming day as an entrepreneur.  With that in mind you can help.  Follow my facebook page, send an encouraging message or leave a comment…{such kind gestures are completely free and mean more to me than you know}…

Note to self following my first business conference.

64 thoughts on “First business conference

  1. Pingback: Get viagra
  2. Pingback: Viagra best buy
  3. Pingback: viagra miami
  4. Pingback: Viagra mail order
  5. Pingback: sildenafil 85
  6. Pingback: viagra store
  7. Pingback: best casino games
  8. Pingback: casino online
  9. Pingback: cialistodo.com
  10. Pingback: viagra alternative
  11. Pingback: viagra buy
  12. Pingback: sildenafil price
  13. Pingback: casino game
  14. Pingback: casino world
  15. Pingback: generic cialis
  16. Pingback: buy cialis
  17. Pingback: cialis 20
  18. Pingback: new cialis
  19. Pingback: CafeCasino
  20. Pingback: francesca
  21. Pingback: 5 mg cialis
  22. Pingback: slot machines
  23. Pingback: cash loans
  24. Pingback: personal loan
  25. Pingback: instant loans
  26. Pingback: real online casino
  27. Pingback: viagra discount
  28. Pingback: casinos online
  29. Pingback: new ed pills
  30. Pingback: cheapest ed pills
  31. Pingback: viagra 50mg
  32. Pingback: viagra 100mg
  33. Pingback: viagra for sale
  34. Pingback: cialis from canada
  35. Pingback: buy cialis online
  36. Pingback: cialis for sale
  37. Pingback: cialis for sale
  38. Pingback: Real viagra online
  39. Pingback: goodrx cialis
  40. Pingback: discount cialis
  41. Pingback: viagra usa

...{please consider leaving a comment}...