Two young entrepreneurs partner to provide a series of four small business boot camps for Los Angeles area small business owners and entrepreneurs who are looking to work full-time for themselves.
Los Angeles, CA – May 22, 2012 – Gen Y business owners Nailah Blades and Donna Queza know a thing or two about being young, ambitious and having the entrepreneurial spirit. Like many of their twenty-something counterparts, they’ve recently started their own businesses.
According to a 2011 study by JWT Intelligence, more than 50 percent of millennials in the U.S. said that they’d start their own businesses if they lost their jobs or had trouble finding a position – that’s up from 25 percent just two years prior. With jobs becoming increasingly difficult to find, this resourceful group of entrepreneurs is breaking new ground.
“Donna and I have had the opportunity to meet and work with a number of twenty-somethings who have great ideas and big dreams,” says Blades, the business and life coach who runs Polka Dot Coaching. “We’ve each launched businesses in the last year and know how difficult it can be to focus your attention on your craft while simultaneously planning and marketing your brand. That’s where we come in,” Queza, owner of Donna Queza – Marketing Optimist, adds.
Combining their marketing and coaching experience Queza and Blades have partnered to present The Launch Sequence – a series of four small business boot camps for Los Angeles area small business owners and entrepreneurs who are looking to work full-time for themselves. Each two-hour small group session facilitates brainstorming with peers, while providing time for personal attention from a business coach and marketing consultant. By the end of the series, attendees will have a clear direction for their businesses, as well as a tactical marketing plan and calendar for implementation. The Launch Sequence starts June 12 in Long Beach, Calif.
“We really wanted to facilitate something small and in-person so that people can get the most out of the experience,” says Blades. “There are a lot of online courses that are great, but sometimes you just need that extra nudge that only a supportive group environment can provide.”
About The Launch Sequence
The Launch Sequence is a series of 4 powerful small business workshops led by Donna Queza and Nailah Blades. The Launch Sequence is designed to help creative entrepreneurs launch their business to new heights. The Launch Sequence combines traditional marketing and strategic planning techniques with coaching principles to help you discover what really matters to you, how that translates into a direction for your brand and how to ultimately maximize the potential of your small business.