"I remember the long nights and weekends spent in front of a screen figuring out how to build a website."
When I think back to the early days of building charity: water, I don't think of smart, strategic planning sessions with highly-paid consultants or a trendy branding agency giving us the keys to our perfect brand.
I remember the long nights and weekends spent in front of a screen figuring out how to build a website or fighting with accounting software to get our logo to display properly on customer receipts.
Our progress was messy and riddled with rookie mistakes, but it was authentic. We learned through each experience and devoured every bit of advice from mentors, fellow peers, and experts.
What we lacked in knowledge, we made up for in spades with humility, persistence and a relentless desire to learn from the best.
I'm here for you.
Now, let's talk about your brand.
It's my privilege to offer you my hard-earned lessons and advice, and help you build a brand you can be proud of.
The early days of a startup are exciting, exhausting and confusing. I understand that as a new entrepreneur, you're wearing all the hats.
You're making changes to your business model, building an audience, launching a website, creating a social media presence, answering customer service emails and so, so much more.
You're building the plane as you're flying it.
I know you know that public image is important. Your brand is the one area you can't afford to overlook. But who has time to read a million articles on the internet just to learn how to build a successful homepage? And hiring an expensive agency to do it for you isn't an option right now.
If you're anything like I was ten years ago, I bet you're desperate for advice and guidance. And let's be honest, a shortcut or two once in a while.
I got you. That's what I'm here for.
This is why I created The Branded Startup. To help first-time, creative (design experience not required) entrepreneurs like you navigate the early years of building a startup. I'm here to help you build a remarkable brand and save you lots of time and headaches along the way.
And yes, have all the fun in the process.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my story, and getting all the way down here. I admire you for taking the plunge and starting something of your own. I know the courage it takes, and I'm here to serve you as you fly and build the plane of your dreams.