A couple of 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 high suggestions when beginning as an entrepreneur.
Jackie is sensible as a whip, drop lifeless attractive, artistic and our favourite half: discovered a white house within the wellness business and got down to fill it.
On this publish 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 observed the shortage of range from patrons to instructors and the general neighborhood within the wellness house, particularly inside the boutique health studios in Los Angeles.
I typically recall being at a sound tub ceremony in 2016 and saying, “The place are the ladies who appear like me and revel in elevated wellness experiences.” It was then that I made a decision to create Candy Life Sundays. If there’s something that you simply want that you’d like to see and it doesn’t exist, make the choice to construct it if you’d like 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 on., that’s nice. Nevertheless, you should have issue sustaining your small business if you happen to don’t have a extra vital “WHY” for beginning your individual enterprise or model. Think about a enterprise concept that aligns together with your passions and pursuits. Having a enterprise that you simply’re enthusiastic about will provide help to keep motivated by means of the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.
I’m enthusiastic about wellness and the general well-being of others, and I’m nice at constructing neighborhood. That’s a part of my motive for constructing Candy Life Sundays. I’ve held on to pouring into Candy Life Sundays by means of the peaks and valleys as a result of what I create is tied to my function.
Think about the influence you wish to make on the world. Profitable companies typically handle an issue or fulfill a necessity out there. Candy Life Sundays addresses the inclusivity and variety hole inside the wellness house 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 love 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 means of model collaborations. Conduct thorough market analysis to know your target market, competitors, and business traits; this can provide help to establish alternatives and potential challenges.
Validate your small business concept by getting suggestions from potential prospects. Validating your concepts may be performed by means of surveys, interviews, and even making a minimal viable product (MVP) to check the market. Once I began Candy Life Sundays, I attended many wellness occasions all through LA. I observed not solely the shortage of range and inclusivity but in addition the format of occasions and the way most of them felt transactional (for me), with a lot left to be desired. Although the occasions had been beautiful, with many Instagramable moments, they lacked a sense of genuine neighborhood.
I created totally different surveys and despatched them to pals who aligned with my model’s mission. I’d comply with up with attendees I related 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 seemed 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 bettering and offering what our neighborhood and viewers want.
♡ BUILD A STRONG NETWORK
You understand the saying, “Your community is your internet price”? 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 worthwhile insights, steerage, and potential partnerships. For those who’re uncertain the place to start out, I really like the platform and neighborhood Jasmine Garnsworthy has created at Feminine Founder World. Many individuals assume that they want mentorship, and although it’s useful to have a mentor, I feel it’s good to have reasonably than a necessity. I don’t have a mentor, although I’d love one. I’ve seemed to podcasts like The Dream Greater podcast by Siff Haider, the founding father of Arrae, the Balanced Black Lady Podcast by my good friend Les Alfred, and the Expensive 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 varied types!
Attend business occasions, be a part of entrepreneurial communities, and have interaction with individuals with expertise in your subject. Studying from the successes and failures of others might help put you ten steps forward in your entrepreneurial journey. Don’t sleep on LinkedIn’s platform, particularly if you happen to’re a company baddie embarking on entrepreneurial endeavors or making a facet hustle. Let these transferable expertise shine by means of. You by no means know who’s watching! I landed our first partnership with a giant model by posting on my LinkedIn a few panel I produced and moderated. Shortly after posting, mentioned model slid in my LinkedIn DMs about how they wish to help me and Candy Life Sundays on future occasions.
♡ EMBRACE A LEARNING MINDSET
At all times be a pupil it doesn’t matter what enviornment you’re in! Within the enviornment of entrepreneurship, be open to steady studying and flexibility. The enterprise panorama is dynamic, and profitable entrepreneurs can evolve with it. Keep knowledgeable about business traits, modifications in client habits, and rising expertise, and use it to your benefit to work smarter, not tougher. Make investments time in bettering your expertise associated to your business, management, or common enterprise administration. LinkedIn presents a whole lot of free coaching, and lots of thought-leaders in varied industries typically go dwell on LinkedIn with business friends who’re additionally extremely regarded of their subject to supply mini grasp class periods on their experience. In 2024, one in every of my objectives is to put money into a enterprise coach. Investing in a enterprise coach can yield excessive returns, each by way of monetary progress and private improvement.
THAT ABOUT WRAPS IT UP
I hope you loved the highest suggestions that helped me essentially the most with beginning my entrepreneurial journey. In fact, making a marketing strategy and exploring which enterprise standing to file below are important steps. I encourage you to analysis, as every particular person’s journey is totally different.
For those who loved the following pointers and start to implement them, please be at liberty to tag me on social media @jacklynsweet, and if you happen to’re a wellness fanatic and craving neighborhood, please be at liberty 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 once we launch!
x, Jackie Candy
We hope you really liked this publish and located some inspo if you happen to’re pondering of beginning your individual enterprise. You should definitely comply with Jackie on IG and take a look at Candy Life Sundays.
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