This is for you.
We need to be starting businesses that matter. Period.
There is no more room for "I want to be my own boss because I'm tired of answering to The Man", or "I want to make a ton of money so I never have to work again". The only thing I hear in those phrases is "what's in it for me?". Let's stop looking for the short cuts, the "Make $2,000 in two weeks from your couch!" opportunities - there is no value in that mentality.
Let's start solving real problems, in quantifiable ways, and in ways that no one has ever thought of before. Let's develop more grit - the kind of grit that has you working until midnight, and then getting up at 5am the next morning to do it all over again. Let's stop obsessing over how many 'likes' we have, and start asking ourselves, "Do I actually have a brand that's worth liking?".
I have no interest in the "4 Hour Workweek" or the "Work smarter, not harder" mentality - I would hope that working "smart" would be a given, and you sure as hell better be working hard.
- Ciera Krinke, Founder/CEO of C. James Innovations
I am an innovative start-up consultant who specializes in working with rebellious entrepreneurs to develop unique brands by relentlessly challenging the status quo and disrupting the norm. The individuals that I work with are hell-bent on doing things differently, they refuse to do something just because "it's always been done that way", and they aren't afraid to ask "why?".
Trust me, starting a business is never as easy as "hey, can you build me a website?" - there is so much more to it (at least there is if you have any interest in long-term success, which I'm guessing you do).
My sweet spot? Adding value in the following areas:
This has very little to do with what your logo looks like, or what colors you want on your website. This is a deeper dive into why you exist, why anyone should care, why anyone should buy your product our service, your values, target audience, etc. Learn more >>>
I create clean, minimalistic websites, where formatting, fonts, logos, colors, and copy enhance and compliment your business - never distract from it. Learn more >>>
I have a strong philosophy around running nonprofits like for-profit companies. Sure, you may not have the money that a for-profit business does, but that is no reason to not have structure, a solid business plan, and a strong brand. The current nonprofit landscape is, in many ways, antiquated, and I believe that in this space - perhaps more than any other - we need more innovative thinking. If you want to make a true impact in the world, you can't do things like they've always been done. Learn more >>>
The biggest challenge to new businesses in this day and age is differentiating themselves from the competition, and being heard amongst all of the noise. Rarely does differentiation actually come down to the product or service itself - it comes down to the brand, and your capacity to create an incredible customer experience. My goal is to help you develop a rock-solid brand and foundation for your business, and I do this by digging into the uniqueness of you (as an entrepreneur) and your vision.
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