So much research went into how to start a business and what that could look like for Affinity Studios. There were so many ideas from my past work experiences that I was excited to implement, but there were so many things I had no clue about. I mean even today I’m still learning. But below are some of the best books I’ve read this year and how they’ve helped me.
Especially through the year 2020, podcasts were like people I had in my corner as I began to build on the idea of Affinity Studios. I sought out podcasts to guide me through this new entrepreneurial venture or to occupy my mind and learn new things outside of my industry. Whatever I needed- encouragement or distraction, podcasts are what got me through. Here are some of my favorites.
One way to prepare for our Discovery Consultation meeting is to curate a Pinterest Board. The world of Pinterest can be so overwhelming and overstimulating. But on the other hand, it can be so helpful to do visual research to see what appeals to you and what doesn’t. The goal is to have between 5-10 pins per section. This gives a healthy breadth of your style and aesthetic preferences.
Think of the Discovery meeting as the blueprint of a house we are building together. In these blueprints we are drawing up, there are details we need to discuss about the material choices, the layout of the house that fits your lifestyle best, and of course the location. These are all important things to outline because the alternative is building a house without a plan. What the house would look like if we didn’t have blueprints to build from? It would have an unleveled cracked foundation, walls would not be square, and it would be annoying, dysfunctional, and even dangerous. So this first step is us sitting down together to figure out a plan that would make your brand successful.