My background as an entrepreneur
My current challenges
Access to equipment.
Access to data.
Access to networking opportunities.
Comprehensive knowledge about my business and product.
Actions I’ve taken so far
Increased my financial knowledge via online short courses and YouTube.
I will be going back to school to learn more about my product type and how to manage my business.
Ran a pilot project.
Managed social media accounts.
Gave free advice to emerging brands.
Worked in community media in presenting and marketing.
Applying for work in the marketing/ PR industry.
I use my old phone and computer, they work just fine.
I use free resources where I can.
I budget for my data.
I follow similar businesses online to see what I can learn.
I am looking for mentorship.
My future goals
To have a social media marketing and brand management firm
My motivations to work with a mentor
I have realised my own limitations and would benefit from those more knowledgeable who have walked my path before.
I am trying to learn from others' mistakes.
Lack of motivation and self-doubt sometimes creep in... it would help to share in their coping mechanisms.
I would know someone in the industry.
About my venture
Not named yet
A social media marketing and brand management business.
Countries of operation: South Africa