Bonjour! I’ve got happy doula business news. In this video I share what I’ve been up to as far as Wind & Wing is concerned. It’s been quite a year for the business and I’m looking forward to a prosperous future. I’ve been able to secure funding to grow and I’m extremely nervous and excited! A part of the process has been revamping this website, which I’m so proud of. Hopefully, this is the place where you can find end-of-life resources, services (both in-person and online) and a shop full of cremation vessels, memorial jewelry, home funeral kits and Rest of Your Life Planners©. Yes, ten years in the making, I finally finished making the end-of-life planning book that I’ve always dreamed of. Currently, this planner is only a New York State version but keep checking back because I will slowly be adding in versions for all states. There’s still lots to do and thanks for being here for it all.
If you don’t have the chance to watch the video, just to summarize, I’ve been busy writing a business plan and working on a microenterprise grant for Wind & Wing and I’m happy to report that my hard work paid off! I now have a grant to invest in marketing the business and hopefully once things pick-up, I will be able to have the funds to hire a part-time doula. Yes!
I met many people along the way that were so helpful. I can’t stress the importance of getting help when it comes to starting a business. There are just way too many things that you need expertise in to do it easily and correctly. If you’re in New York State, here’s the link to the Small Business Development Center. If you’ve been dreaming of starting a small business, I can’t stress how important it is to get a hold of them or a similar program in your neck of the woods. They have so many resources to get you on your feet and going. Plus, since Covid, they’ve expanded their offerings.