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  • 1.A Mom Entrepreneur Mini Master Class Your Passion, Your Brand.

2. A Mom Entrepreneur??? About us:Real Moms, Real Business A Mom Entrepreneur is an online resource and gathering place for women who want to do it all. Be a great mom, business owner, partner, friend, sibling, daughter.the list can go on infinitely. We do it because we can but its not easy. Connecting with like minded women can give us the strength and support when we most need it. A Mom Entrepreneur is THAT place! Keeping It Real! 3. A Mom Entrepreneur??? About me: Ive done many things in my lifetime from cosmetology to real estate, from retail to academics, and being self employed. I havent always been successful but I have learned a lot of what NOT to do. I am passionate about controlling my own destiny and LOVE helping others do the same. 4. A Mom Entrepreneur??? Attract. Engage. Convert. ~ Lee Odden, TopRank 5. A Mom Entrepreneur??? Attracting people to your product or service HAS to happen or you wont have a 6. A Mom Entrepreneur??? Attracting is the most difficult part. You can have a mediocre product and great marketing and your product/service will sell. If you have a great product/service and your marketing doesnt hit the intended audience you wont sell very many. If you dont attract you cant engage or covert. 7. A Mom Entrepreneur??? But first Turning that passion, that idea, into a viable business 8. A Mom Entrepreneur??? Do you want o be a LifeStyle Entrepreneur? The definition of a lifestyle entrepreneur is a business owner who prioritizes lifestyle benefits over 9. A Mom Entrepreneur??? You might be wondering why the title of the slides A Mom Entrepreneur is followed by question marks??? 10. A Mom Entrepreneur??? Its because I had an epiphany a couple weeks ago on how to consolidate all do. To quit driving myself crazy and not being effective and follow my true 11. A Mom Entrepreneur??? To package all I do into one thing requires me to BRAND myself so people understand. That leads me to the branding piece of today because without creating a good brand for myself I wont be 12. A Mom Entrepreneur??? Catherine Kaputa, in her latest book Breakthrough Branding says that branding is all about building a recognizable identity, and associating it with benefits and positive 13. A Mom Entrepreneur??? Ask yourself thisdoes your business, your passion, have that recognizable identity? I know mine doesnt.yet! 14. A Mom Entrepreneur??? If you want to take your passion and make it a business you have to define it. That can be a hard thing to do. Why? 15. A Mom Entrepreneur??? Its not always easy to put into words your feelings. You have to have a consistent message and feelings can often change day to 16. A Mom Entrepreneur??? Marketing boils down to how you serve yourself up to those around you and what you consistently offer to 17. A Mom Entrepreneur??? Without a proper definition of your personal brand, you cant possibly market yourself. Part of that process is also identifying how your brand can be unique from others in the same space, and how to build an experience, unlike all others around 18. A Mom Entrepreneur??? Start the branding process by defining who you want to be, who/what you want your business to be. It's an important first step. We can't move ahead without knowing what we want out of life. Every brand does it, and so should 19. A Mom Entrepreneur??? In working on how to define your brand you want to: Think about the space your product/service 20. A Mom Entrepreneur??? How you want to connect with your 21. A Mom Entrepreneur??? Your brand has to have character, it has to live with a 22. A Mom Entrepreneur??? Your brand should speak for its self and always have a consistent 23. A Mom Entrepreneur??? Back in the days before social media a brand was more a static image. Today its different. Your brand is not a logo. Its a 24. A Mom Entrepreneur??? Today it has to speak to your customer and maybe even to you on days you are wondering why you wanted to do this business thing in the first 25. A Mom Entrepreneur??? A brand takes who you are and what your target audience wants and creates that 26. A Mom Entrepreneur??? For example: When you think Volvo, you might think safety. When you think Nike, you might think "Just Do 27. A Mom Entrepreneur??? The fact that you remember the brand name and have positive associations with that brand makes your product selection easier and enhances the value and satisfaction you get from the product or 28. A Mom Entrepreneur??? A brand is the sum of all the characteristics that make your offering 29. A Mom Entrepreneur??? Reputation CustomerServiceAPromise Price Feeling Attitude Logo Product Line 30. A Mom Entrepreneur??? For me consolidating all of my stuff under one roof was about 31. The Art of Fabulous Living I knew the feelings felt about what I did and wanted to do and after much thinking was able to sum it up in the statement: The Art of Fabulous 32. The Art of Fabulous Living To me it means: Confidence. Living life on my terms. Handling all situations with class. Being knowledgeable. Being a support to 33. The Art of Fabulous Living Thats what I want it to mean to others and I felt the statement: The Art of Fabulous Livingdid that! 34. The Art of Fabulous Living My challenge to you this week is to define what your business, your brand mean to you and whats the statement you can say to people to covey it to them? 35. The Art of Fabulous Living Questions? 36. The Art of Fabulous Living Nov 11th Financial Fundamentals 10am-11am ESTNov 18th Time Management 10am-11am ESTNov. 25th Networking: Online & Face2Face 10am-11am 37. Thank You! You can reach me at Twitter @laina_turner Facebook ntrepreneur/186136878119800 38. The Art of Fabulous LivingQuestions?