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When Robin Walker left teaching her business didn't look anything like it does now. She started as a school consultant and now hosts the Lakeside Women's Conference and multiple local meetups.

Today’s Guest: Robin Walker, Business Strategist

Robin offers a unique combination of teaching and business experience when speaking and leading female business owners.

Her down to Earth and encouraging personality help women feel comfortable sharing and reaching for big goals. She creates a space for women to be bold and then gives them the tools, coaching, and accountability to take action.

Robin is a fifth generation entrepreneur and has been running businesses since she left teaching to be home with her 3 kids. She has experience in product and service based businesses, both online and in person. She founded and hosts the Lakeside Conference, Lakeside Retreat, and numerous meetups and workshops for her local audience.

Summary

When we start a business, especially as a teachers with no business training, and we often skip steps along the way.  Not on purpose, and not to cut corners, but because… we do.  Robin suggests going back and going over some of the basics; have you figured out your target client? Do you have a way to attract them going back and really filling in all the steps we may have missed when we jumped right to how do I get more paying customers.have you figured out your target client?

Do you have a way to attract them going back and really filling in all the steps we may have missed when we jumped right to how do I get more paying customers. Being raised by a teacher and an entrepreneur, Robin wanted to be a teacher and a stay at home mom.  She taught 1st grade, 5th grade, been an aide, a support position, and a sub, but when she had her daughter she knew she wanted to stay home.

But the contentment didn’t last long – the desire to do more, learn more, be more crept in, and Robin started looking for ways to bring in some money while being a mom, and teaching part time. First teaching continuing education classes to preschool teachers, then at at-home daycare.  But, like many entrepreneurs, it took a few hits and misses to figure out what she really wanted to do.

Key Takeaways

  • Your first business doesn’t have to be your life-long business
  • Don’t let perfectionism get in the way of what you have to offer
  • Sometimes you have to let go of a business you like to grow a business you love
  • Everything you do is adding to your skill, life hacks, and bag of tricks

Connect with Robin

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WomensBusinessWorkshop/
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/womensbusinessworkshop
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robin-walker-86b36b5/

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The Long and Winding Journey from Teacher to Entrepreneur with Robin Walker
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