Just a few months in the past at The Butcher’s Daughter occasion for the launch of Arrae x The Skinny Confidential ‘Le Depuff’ drops, Lauryn met the attractive Jackie Candy. After speaking to her and listening to about her firm Candy Life Sundays, Lauryn wished to ask her on to speak to us about her prime ideas when beginning as an entrepreneur.
Jackie is sensible as a whip, drop useless attractive, artistic and our favourite half: discovered a white area within the wellness trade and got down to fill it.
On this put up Jackie is sharing the ideas that helped her essentially the most when beginning her enterprise and we hope they assist all you first time entrepreneurs on the market, too.
With that, let’s welcome Jackie to the weblog.
Hello TSC readers, my identify is Jackie Candy, and I’m the founding father of the community-focused way of life and wellness model Candy Life Sundays. I met Lauryn on the Arrae x TSC ‘Le Depuff’ launch at The Butcher’s Daughter in September. Although, I’ve been an avid Skinny Confidential reader since 2015.
I started and grew my profession in wellness by working for SoulCycle as an operations and neighborhood supervisor and had the pleasure of opening studios in new markets. I personal the title of wellness fanatic and queen of self-care. I’m the go-to good friend who recommends the place to work out, the place to eat, and the place to go for self-care. You get it; I’ve my finger on the heartbeat for all issues wellness. Nevertheless, I seen the dearth of range from patrons to instructors and the general neighborhood within the wellness area, particularly throughout the boutique health studios in Los Angeles.
I usually recall being at a sound tub ceremony in 2016 and saying, “The place are the ladies who appear like me and luxuriate in elevated wellness experiences.” It was then that I made a decision to create Candy Life Sundays. If there’s something that you simply need that you’d like to see and it doesn’t exist, make the choice to construct it if you need it dangerous sufficient.
Suggestions for New Entrepreneurs:
♡ GET CLEAR ON YOUR PURPOSE
If you wish to develop into an entrepreneur to extend your revenue, create your schedule, and so forth., that’s nice. Nevertheless, you should have problem sustaining your small business for those who don’t have a extra vital “WHY” for beginning your individual enterprise or model. Take into account a enterprise concept that aligns together with your passions and pursuits. Having a enterprise that you simply’re captivated with will make it easier to keep motivated by the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.
I’m captivated with wellness and the general well-being of others, and I’m nice at constructing neighborhood. That’s a part of my cause for constructing Candy Life Sundays. I’ve held on to pouring into Candy Life Sundays by the peaks and valleys as a result of what I create is tied to my function.
Take into account the influence you wish to make on the world. Profitable companies usually tackle an issue or fulfill a necessity out there. Candy Life Sundays addresses the inclusivity and variety hole throughout the wellness area by providing a neighborhood the place aligned people really feel protected to indicate up as themselves and have interaction in clear and transformative conversations whereas connecting over a shared wellness exercise. Understanding your function will information your small business selections.
♡ RESEARCH AND VALIDATE YOUR IDEA
One of many issues I like about Lauryn and her line of habit-stacking merchandise from The Skinny Confidential is that Lauryn has receipts to again up her shit! Each time Lauryn releases a product or collaborates with an aligned model on a product, she units out to make no matter product is already in the marketplace higher and enhances a product by model collaborations. Conduct thorough market analysis to know your audience, competitors, and trade developments; it will make it easier to determine alternatives and potential challenges.
Validate your small business concept by getting suggestions from potential prospects. Validating your concepts could be finished by surveys, interviews, and even making a minimal viable product (MVP) to check the market. After I began Candy Life Sundays, I attended many wellness occasions all through LA. I seen not solely the dearth of range and inclusivity but additionally the format of occasions and the way most of them felt transactional (for me), with a lot left to be desired. Although the occasions have been beautiful, with many Instagramable moments, they lacked a sense of genuine neighborhood.
I created completely different surveys and despatched them to associates who aligned with my model’s mission. I might comply with up with attendees I linked with at previous occasions and ship them a survey on the occasions we each attended. In doing so, I might see what they loved about mentioned occasions, what they felt was lacking, and what they appeared for in a wellness neighborhood. Now, I conduct post-event surveys for the occasions I host on behalf of Candy Life Sundays in order that we’re constantly enhancing and offering what our neighborhood and viewers need.
♡ BUILD A STRONG NETWORK
You already know the saying, “Your community is your web value”? The saying is true. Nevertheless, it goes a bit additional than that in enterprise. Surrounding your self with a supportive community of mentors, advisors, and fellow entrepreneurs can present beneficial insights, steering, and potential partnerships. In the event you’re uncertain the place to begin, I like the platform and neighborhood Jasmine Garnsworthy has created at Feminine Founder World. Many individuals suppose that they want mentorship, and although it’s useful to have a mentor, I believe it’s good to have slightly than a necessity. I don’t have a mentor, although I might love one. I’ve appeared to podcasts like The Dream Larger podcast by Siff Haider, the founding father of Arrae, the Balanced Black Lady Podcast by my good friend Les Alfred, and the Pricey FoundHer podcast by Lindsay Pinchuck to get recommendation and insights. I’ve enlisted them as my mentors by listening to the free recommendation they provide weekly on their platform; mentors can are available in numerous varieties!
Attend trade occasions, be part of entrepreneurial communities, and have interaction with individuals with expertise in your subject. Studying from the successes and failures of others may help put you ten steps forward in your entrepreneurial journey. Don’t sleep on LinkedIn’s platform, particularly for those who’re a company baddie embarking on entrepreneurial endeavors or making a aspect hustle. Let these transferable expertise shine by. You by no means know who’s watching! I landed our first partnership with a giant model by posting on my LinkedIn a couple of panel I produced and moderated. Shortly after posting, mentioned model slid in my LinkedIn DMs about how they wish to assist me and Candy Life Sundays on future occasions.
♡ EMBRACE A LEARNING MINDSET
At all times be a scholar it doesn’t matter what enviornment you’re in! Within the enviornment of entrepreneurship, be open to steady studying and adaptableness. The enterprise panorama is dynamic, and profitable entrepreneurs can evolve with it. Keep knowledgeable about trade developments, adjustments in shopper conduct, and rising expertise, and use it to your benefit to work smarter, not tougher. Make investments time in enhancing your expertise associated to your trade, management, or normal enterprise administration. LinkedIn provides plenty of free coaching, and lots of thought-leaders in numerous industries usually go reside on LinkedIn with trade friends who’re additionally extremely regarded of their subject to supply mini grasp class periods on their experience. In 2024, one in all my targets is to put money into a enterprise coach. Investing in a enterprise coach can yield excessive returns, each when it comes to monetary progress and private improvement.
THAT ABOUT WRAPS IT UP
I hope you loved the highest ideas that helped me essentially the most with beginning my entrepreneurial journey. In fact, making a marketing strategy and exploring which enterprise standing to file beneath are important steps. I encourage you to analysis, as every particular person’s journey is completely different.
In the event you loved the following pointers and start to implement them, please be happy to tag me on social media @jacklynsweet, and for those who’re a wellness fanatic and craving neighborhood, please be happy to comply with @sweetlifesundays on Instagram and subscribe to our ‘Wellness Weekly publication right here. I’m additionally excited to announce that I’ll launch the Candy Life Sundays podcast on January 14th, so subscribe to our publication to be the primary to hear after we launch!
x, Jackie Candy
We hope you really liked this put up and located some inspo for those who’re considering of beginning your individual enterprise. Make sure to comply with Jackie on IG and take a look at Candy Life Sundays.
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