What a whirlwind few weeks!
After applying to the Natwest BackHer Business Campaign I decided that I needed to take my business to the next level. I took the brave step to apply to the Dragoness Den at the Womens Business Conference. There were some fantastic prizes on offer, but for me, the chance to have my business scrutinised by 4 leading businesswomen was a fantastic opportunity.
I had to submit a full Business Plan with Financials and await a call to pitch. My pitch was 45 minutes explaining my business plans and aspirations, demonstrating (Yes, I made them do some exercise!) and answering some tricky questions.
My pitch went well and I hoped I had managed to explain my dream to them. They had other business pitches to listen to before deciding on just 2 finalists to pitch LIVE at the Womens Business Conference.
Receiving that email, titled 'CONGRATULATIONS' was a fantastic moment! I'd done it! I'd proven my concept and sold it to Business Women who knew their stuff and had valuable entrepreneurial experience. I was elated! I also only had a day to write my LIVE 5 minute pitch and prepare for the next questions!
Standing on the stage in front of hundreds of other business women was nerve racking and exciting in equal measure. The 5 minutes flew by. I pitched first and then had a nervous wait whilst the other finalist took the stage.
As the runner up was announced, a huge wave of emotion came over me. I had done it! I had won the Dragoness Den! It's such a huge validation of my business, my plan and my vision and dream. I have made some really important business relationships and I have started the ball rolling to making The Mummy Maintenance Project a huge success!
What did I win, I hear you ask! Well, some incredibly valuable training and services to help put my business in the best possible position;
Sandler Sales Mastery Program worth £8,000
Your Vision Awakened Course and Coaching £583
Truly Tailored Recruitment £1,200
Joanne Moorhouse Luxury Brand Photo Session £500.
Such amazing prizes and I can't wait to get started on the coaching and training. It's definitely going to take The MMP to the next level!
Official Photo's from the Dragoness Den will arrive later.
Thank you again to all those who have pledged and believed in The Mummy Maintenance Project, and please please pass the crowdfunder link https://natwestbackherbusiness.co.uk/womensworkouts on to anyone you think might like to be involved. Whether that's with a bargain early bird membership, a marathon training plan, or just the chance to win a hotel break for 2 people!