Awesome start to your Entrepreneurs journey

Written by Joanne David
22/09/2023

Why I Started Chapter Foundations for Entrepreneurs

Why I Started Chapter Foundations for Entrepreneurs

Are you an entrepreneur feeling lost in the complexities of running your business? You’re not alone. Chapter Foundations is here to guide you through your entrepreneurial journey. We offer a unique VIP Call service designed to empower you and your business.

The Challenges of Entrepreneurship

Running a business, whether you’re a self-employed freelancer, a sole trader, or an experienced entrepreneur, comes with its unique set of challenges. It’s not just about accounting; it’s about managing everything from customer service to marketing and quotes/estimates. The moving cogs of your business can be overwhelming.

Entrepreneurs today often find themselves setting up businesses single-handedly. In my experience, it’s a daunting task that requires not only an understanding of financial matters but also marketing, customer service, and business strategic planning. As an entrepreneur, I’ve been there, and I know the struggles you face. 

That’s why I decided to create Chapter Foundations, a space where entrepreneurs can find the support and guidance they need. To talk freely about their struggles and desires, where there is no judgement and a few laughs.

Empowering Your Entrepreneurial Journey

At Chapter Foundations, we understand these challenges. We’re dedicated to helping businesses throughout England thrive by providing bookkeeping solutions. We believe that business owners should have a crystal clear understanding of their financial health to grow their profits,

With or without a bookkeeper or accountant.  

Business owners often need to pay more attention to the importance of financial management in the initial stages of their journey. This oversight can lead to various financial and operational challenges down the road. As it happens, With our experience, we’re here to help you navigate the intricacies of bookkeeping.

Personal Background – A Journey of Resilience

Let me share a bit about my journey. I started off doing bookkeeping when I was 18 years old and have been in and out of it up until five years ago when I became a certified bookkeeper and set up my own business, Chapter Bookkeeping.

 I’ve been through the hustle, working as a courier and a depot sorter while attending college. It wasn’t easy, and the stress eventually led to a breakdown and burnout. Even though I qualified, I struggled to get support and straightforward answers to my questions. But then, I discovered my business mentor, Leah. She showed me the way; I’ve been fortunate to have her guidance ever since. More on this later.

The Case for Support

Statistics show that many entrepreneurs, especially women, face hurdles when starting their businesses. We need to change this narrative. I found inspiration in incredible entrepreneurs like Jo and Zoe from The 6 Figure Bookkeepers. Watching them achieve success gave me hope that I could do the same.

Women entrepreneurs, in particular, are making remarkable strides in the business world. A study run by Sage in 2022 revealed that over 150,000 new businesses were started by women across the country. This is a fantastic figure, but it comes with a catch. A significant number of women entrepreneurs—32% to be precise—felt they didn’t receive the support they needed. I was one of them.

Networking and Personal Growth

Through these inspiring entrepreneurs, I’ve found a network of like-minded individuals. I’ve learned valuable lessons and grown my business. I want to help others get a jump start on their entrepreneurial journey by offering support to help bridge the gap and encourage others. Cut down on the frustration and start faster growing their business. There are still plenty of lessons to be learned for any business, but there could be so much more offered to help start-ups.

There are excellent online ways to network, and they are becoming more popular daily. Face-to-face networking is still a great way to get out of the house and make new business friends in person, so it is excellent to mix it up between online and in-person.

Why Chapter Foundations?

I’ve built my website and have since built another website for Chapter Foundations with help from The Website Mentor. I have learned valuable skills in market and business strategy, and now I want to share these resources with you. Chapter Foundations aims to provide the foundational support you need to succeed in business. From bookkeeping to marketing and business strategy, we’ve got you covered.

Starting a business can be overwhelming, with numerous elements to consider, including bookkeeping, marketing, and business strategy. Entrepreneurs often find themselves juggling these aspects without clear guidance. Chapter Foundations offers the support and clarity you need to take your business to the next level.

Setting Realistic Expectations

Don’t expect to have everything figured out. Entrepreneurship is a journey of learning, growing and adaptation. At Chapter Foundations, we offer a safe space for you to discuss your ideas and dreams without judgment.

The entrepreneurial journey is a challenging path. It’s okay to have only some of the answers from the get-go.

 Learning experiences, trials, and errors will mark your journey. Our VIP Call as it is called on Cahpter Bookkeeping or on Chapter Foundations, is now named the Breakthrough session to help you find your way, even if you’re still determining where that is right now. You only need some answers. As you go along, your path will take many twists and turns. Many Entrepreneurs have an idea of where they want their business adventure to go, but a brilliant idea strikes and a new path has appeared. I have personally seen this and experienced it myself.

My Goals and Your Journey

As for me, I have long-term goals for my bookkeeping business. I want to offer apprenticeships and create a legacy business that outlives my career. But, most importantly, I want to help you achieve your dreams and passions.

I will grow the Chapter Foundation VIP call and continue to develop my skills so I can continue to help others grow theirs.

The path to entrepreneurship can be unclear, and it’s okay to take your time to figure out your long-term goals. At Chapter Foundations, we support your journey, whether you want to build a legacy business or make a living doing what you love.

Find Your Niche

I’ve heard the advice to “find your niche,” It took me a long time to understand and find what my niche is and how this niche would fit into my business. Here is mine: entrepreneurs, sole traders, freelancers, and the self-employed who are still navigating the early stages of their businesses. If you’re feeling disorganised, lost, and frustrated, you’re my ideal client, and I would love to talk to you. I love learning from others and helping to bring some order and clarity. 

I came up with three words to express my core reason for setting up the Chapter Foundations VIP call. Hope, Clarity and Progress. It is at the heart of my foundation, and thinking back on my journey, it is what others have done for me.

VIP Call – Your Path to Progress

For up to two hours of your time, our VIP Call can make a real difference in your business journey.

There is a small questionnaire on the booking form with questions like, how long have you been in business or are you at the stage of thinking about setting up a business, do you have a website, etc. Through these questions, I get some idea of where you are at now and can do some research beforehand in readiness for your meeting.

In the call, I will listen to your current plans. We discuss the questions, if needed, that you answered in the booking form and go from there.

During the calls, I will certainly make some recommendations for connections. I am not affiliated with anyone and only recommend what I have tried and tested or someone I have met. Feel free to suggest your recommendations, as growing our resources is essential. 

Calls are recorded for training and information purposes, as I like to send a run-down email afterwards. Recording the call will save time than writing it down when you are on the call. I take your privacy seriously and will not pass on details unless you have agreed to it or it is legally required.

 If this is the support you need, book a call and let’s get things moving.

Click here to book a call. I am looking forward to hearing about your journey and plans. 

Virtual Bookkeeper Joanne David

Joanne David

Joanne David has been running her own business for 5 years and has over 15 years experience in bookkeeping.  From September 2023 has added another branch to her tree and now includes Chapter Foundations for bookkeeping, marketing and business strategy.

Virtual Bookkeeping service

Need help with your bookkeeping or want to understand your numbers and grow?

Book a chat with Chapter Bookkeeping where you can gain transparency to your bookkeeping.

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Do you want to supercharge your journey, ease some of your frustrations, create your solid business foundation from scratch or revamp your existing ones?

One to One guidance with a listening ear Let us build your confidence, and gain insight and clarity on your business by uncovering my journey and growing yours.

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The information contained above is provided for information purposes only. The contents of this article are not intended to amount to advice, and you should not rely on any of the contents of this article. Please research and Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this article. Joanne David and Chapter Bookkeeping disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this article.

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