Did you put yourself and your dreams on hold for this?
Listen up, sister-friend, I'm not telling you things aren't hard. BUT YOU CANNOT WAIT ANY LONGER TO START YOUR BUSINESS.
I know, that might be bold. But I know that after this episode you will be inspired and motivated to get your butt in gear and START THAT BUSINESS. Why? Because I brought on my good friend Jackie Nguyen who started a mobile coffee shop all during the pandemic.
She's doing it and she's killing it and she's sharing all of it on social media, so you should definitely check her out for more motivation. But seriously, you don't need to put your dreams on hold forever. Yes, things will be hard, but you can't let the hard stuff stop you. I can help you! We can make your dreams come true. All of that power is in your hands you just have to take it and make something with it.
Are you ready? Let's do this.
Here are the episode highlights:
‣‣ [09:07] We start by getting into Jackie's life before she decided to open Cafe Cà Phê and what lead her to this moment.
‣‣ [12:18] Just before the pandemic hit, Jackie was on the Broadway revival tour of Miss Saigon. We talk here about the sudden closing of the show and what she did in the aftermath.
‣‣ [16:08] It can be hard to know when you're ready to move on to the next chapter of your life, especially when that next chapter is starting your own business. I want to know how Jackie knew it was time to make that jump.
‣‣ [18:44] Here Jackie talks about how the idea of a coffee shop was born, inspired by her Vietnamese heritage.
‣‣ [21:02] When the pandemic hit and Broadway shut down, Jackie's business plan hit fast forward.
‣‣ [25:18] How do you start a business when you have no experience, no money, and there's a global pandemic? What do you do?
‣‣ [33:55] I always stress the importance of telling your story to your audience and I think Jackie absolutely excels at that. Here we dive into whether or not Jackie uses a "formula" when marketing and how exactly she's built the audience she has without even opening the cafe physically.
‣‣ [55:30] I ask Jackie what's the one thing that she's learned so far in her experience starting a business.
Jackie is such an inspiration and I'm so glad she got to be on the show today to share her story! If you're as motivated by her journey as I am (or if you just really want to try some of that Vietnamese coffee - YUM) you can follow her on Instagram here and check out their website here!
You can follow me, Sheila Bella, on Instagram @realsheilabella!
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