Updated: Mar 18
We are starting a new blog series featuring small business owners in multiple niches and industries. It is our aim to help facilitate connections and raise the visibility of small business owners around the globe. COVID-19 caused many small businesses to pivot and retool to sustain a profitable business. Sharing lessons learned will strengthen us all! Today we’re excited to introduce you to small-business owner, Nichole Banks. Nichole facilitates Mastermind groups for women who are entering their 2nd Act in life and gain Confidence and feel the freedom of living a life unstuck.
What is the WHY behind your business? What motivated you to get started?
It's the ripple effect that I'm continuing to chase, as we feel better in our own skin we then share that to the world. First ourselves, then our family, our neighbors and our community. It's what I needed. I need to feel confident using my own voice to ask for help, to advocate and make healthy choices.
Did COVID impact your business? If yes, how did you pivot and overcome the challenges?
Yes I was hosting in person events and now I’m conducting mastermind groups on zoom and it's fabulous as everyone is showing up as they are in the comfort of their own home.
What lessons did you learn that made your business more resilient and sustainable?
Dare to Begin... You have to start somewhere and when you do it doesn't have to be perfect it has to begin. Then you win the day and then the next and then the next.
Who do you serve and how do you help them? (what problem do you solve?)
I serve women entering their 2nd Act who want to gain confidence and feel the freedom of living a life unstuck.
Why/How did you select this niche?
God put it on my heart. He had been preparing me as an entrepreneur for years, and during one of the worst times in my life (where God shines in us and uses us most), He told me to do this.
What types of programs do you offer?
I offer a 6 month mastermind of community and growth of self confidence and freedom of living a life unstuck.
What kind of results can people expect from working with you?
They end up with a gratitude for their life, though it may not be perfect it is theirs. They have daily habits and have developed self confidence, they have let go of their past as we discover it doesn't define them. They are setting boundaries and feeling loved.
How can readers connect with you and learn more about or support you? (share website, email, social links)
The Nichole Banks Podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts, rebrand coming in April 2022.