Evolve Together turns 1!

Now and then

Happy 1st year to Evolve Together! I can’t believe my business is 1 year old already. Setting up a business can be terrifying in its own right,  but setting up a business in a pandemic was terrifying! However I had faith in myself and my abilities and here we are!

As with any new venture, I was anxious, nervous and excited but I knew in my gut it was the right thing for me to do exactly when I did. Getting my first client on board was definitely a “whoop” moment and I will be forever grateful to Jez and Peter from Rare Earth Digital for trusting and believing in me and giving me the opportunity to help elevate their business. 

I already knew how important having great connections was in business and joined the NetworkIN family. And I am so happy I did! The support has been truly phenomenal with 90% of my clients coming via referral from my NetworkIN advocates. 

Lessons learned

Do your research:  Don’t skip this step! Find out who your ideal client is and then target your business plan and objectives around them.

Get your systems in place: Websites, social media, accountancy systems, CRM, design, project management etc. As a new business, you can even start with the “free” versions, with a view to upgrading as the business grows. Trust me you will need them!

NETWORK NETWORK NETWORK ‘Your network is your net worth’.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help – use your friends, family and connections to support you, they will actually be glad too.

Try not to take on too much work! As tempting as it is and however hard it is to say ‘no’ Remember in most months there are only 20 working days so split your time and factor in things like “admin” time.

A final word from me…. Work hard, work smart, be proud of your achievements!

I will be celebrating with a glass of fizz and a pat on the back. I am absolutely thrilled the direction Evolve Together is heading and I can’t wait to see it continue to grow further over the next 12 months.

If you would like a chat about how to Evolve your business please get in touch claire@evolvetogether.co.uk