This year, I decided to create a reverse advent calendar in my Facebook group for Business Founders. I have been asking people to enter into the draw by liking the daily post and/or subscribing to my newsletter.
If you subscribe to my newsletter as a result of reading this blog I will also add you to the draws that remain outstanding.
My motivation for doing this was to show my gratitude for the ongoing support I receive as a business founder from my own network of business partners, clients and friends. I value their support and friendship all throughout the year but thought December was a good time to recognise this in some way.
The calendar gifts have been as follows:
December 1 – One free space on my December Focus 4 Impact workshop
December 2 – 90min free virtual mentoring session to prepare ahead of the new year.
December 3 – One business book of choice. (The winner chose “This Is Marketing” by Seth Godin)
December 4 – A coffee with me, in person or virtually for anyone participating overseas.
December 5 – Toiletries donation to my local food bank
December 6 – A half-day session to support the winners (I selected 3) to complete a current ‘business model canvas’ for their business to kick-off 2020 with clarity.
December 7 – £20 charity donation to a chosen charity from the winning group member.
December 8 – A resource to support anyone that was doubting the progress they have made in their business over the last 12 months.
December is a great time to do a 12-month review and to do this I have a template that you can complete. This gift continues. In order for me to adhere to GDPR and email you, please subscribe to my newsletter for me to send you a copy.
December 9 – An opportunity for the winning business to feature in my blog. I am interviewing the winner, writing the article and allowing the winner to preview and edit it prior to being published. It will also be circulated as a press release.
December 10 – I won a fabulous floral arrangement in a raffle and gifted to my Auntie. Its creator Lyn Jones used to be an interior designer on TVs House Doctor.
December 11 – A donation for the planting of a tree, dedicated to the group.
December 12 – A full day for the winner to join me in the fabulous co-working space in Alpha Works, Birmingham. The FORWARD accelerator founders will also meet the winners to provide an overview of the support they provide businesses. I mentor for this programme.
December 13 – Another 90 minute free virtual mentoring session to prepare ahead of the New Year
Days 14 to 24 are to follow, I will share the gifts and write up accounts for each of the calendar activities over the coming weeks.
If anyone would like to join the facebook group for business founders, please find us on facebook.