You're a creative-loving, entrepreneur-worshiping, knowledge-seeking wellness devotee who's (finally!) starting your own business.
THERE'S JUST ONE PROBLEM:
You have no idea where to start OR how you're actually going to help your business thrive!
MAYBE YOU'VE HAD THESE THOUGHTS WHIRL AROUND IN YOUR HEAD MORE THAN ONCE:
I don't have the time to start a business, let alone get groceries.
What should I name my business?
How do I design a website? Or blog?
Do I even NEED a blog?
How will I find my ideal clients?
What if I don't get any clients?
How will people find me?
Do I need to be on EVERY social media platform?
What is SEO?
How do I even begin to create a business plan?
I need a website!!!
Is this even a good idea?!
I need more coffee...
TAKE A DEEP BREATH
RELAX AND SCROLL DOWN.
YOU'VE GOT THIS.
HELLO AND NICE TO MEET YOU! I'M AZIZI MARSHALL.
WELCOME! YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE.
Creative Arts Therapist and Group Wellness Practice business owner, international speaker and media contributor on mental health through the arts, and creator of the Create Your Dream Business™ Course.
I'm a clinically licensed mental health counselor and Board Certified Trainer in Drama Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy, and for the past ten years, I have been hustlin' to build multiple businesses into thriving organizations.
I've helped people across the world accomplish mental health through the arts with live trainings, counseling services, online programs and a community of like-minded wellness warriors. And, since growing my own business, I started helping other wellness-focused entrepreneurs do the same.
But at one point I was just like you—I was just starting off.
Back then, I didn't know anything about running a company. I began my earlier career working in psychiatric hospitals, arts organizations and community mental health agencies. So when I decided it was time for me to make a change and start my own business, I was just as confused and overwhelmed (and scared!) as you are right now.
There was a lot of sweat and tears at the beginning. There were a lot mistakes and missteps. There was a lot of trial and error. There were a lot of times I doubted myself or my ability to pay for my space, let alone pay myself. And there were a lot of times I wasn't sure what I was doing.
I've learned A LOT since then!
Now, my business is more successful than I ever imagined it would be, and growing more and more each day. Today, instead of commuting to an office, I travel freely and work from anywhere: most recently New York, Montreal, LA, and my home in Chicago. I get to do what I love, spend more time with my family, and come and go as I please. I get to work with a fabulous team of strong women and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
IF YOU WANT
LIKE THAT WITH YOUR OWN
I'VE GOT GOOD NEWS FOR YOU
You CAN create this too.
And it's easier than you think.
SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE,
I KNOW THAT YOU CAN
Book yourself out with the right clients, communities and team
Become a Thought Leader in your field
Feel empowered to create the life and business that you want
Create a brand that demands attention and attracts a waitlist of people eager to work with you
Build a stunning, professional-looking website on a DIY budget
Serve the people you are meant to serve and make an excellent living doing it
Not only is this POSSIBLE, but it's almost guaranteed when you follow the strategies, tips and helpful resources I've developed over my ten years of trial and error (and tons of success).
OVER TEN YEARS, I'VE LEARNED THAT IT TAKES MORE THAN HUSTLE AND COFFEE TO CREATING A SUCCESSFUL CREATIVE WELLNESS BUSINESS.
IT TAKES STRATEGY. AND TRUST ME, WITHOUT THE TIME-TESTED STRATEGIES IN THIS COURSE,
BOTH YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS WILL STRUGGLE.
CREATE YOUR DREAM BUSINESS
AN EXCLUSIVE ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR WELLNESS LOVERS WHO WANT TO BUILD A FABULOUS BUSINESS THEY LOVE, BUT HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO START, LET ALONE THRIVE, IN THEIR DREAM BUSINESS.
Create Your Dream Business shares every step you’ll need to take in order to take your “dream” business and turn it into a reality.
This 15 Course Bundle will save yourself countless hours -- and the possible headache of making a huge foundational mistake -- by getting things right before you open your doors.
I’ll walk you step-by-step through the 12 Sections (PLUS 3 bonuses) of creating a successful wellness business -- from marketing and accounting, to selling and expanding -- whether you’re focused on mental health, nutrition, coaching, fitness, or just simply want to share lifestyle how-tos.
Yep, it works for everything.
More people need to know about this course. Before I started Create Your Dream Business, I was confused, terrified, and entirely overwhelmed by all things dealing with entrepreneurship, opening a business, and selling without feeling slimy. After Azizi's Create Your Dream Business course, I am so ready to do this thing! My confidence is soaring with the certainty that I now have all of the tools I need to create a stellar wellness business and can make a good living, all while helping seniors obtain independence for themselves again.
CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIST
All the things you wish you were taught in grad school, but was never offered. This course set me up to launch my private practice, secure community contracts AND get written up in the local newspaper. I am so glad I took this course! It is worth EVERY penny. Thanks Azizi!
I always wondered if a course like this was necessary to take before opening up a wellness practice. Many of my colleagues have been successful in starting. However, what I have noticed is that many of them after a couple years end up closing their doors. Whether it was from too many cancellations, the dry spell over the summer and holidays, or the lack of networking; they gave up on their dream. They had no idea how to keep their business going. Well... this course will set you up for life and then some. After being a part of the live training, I not only have a thriving practice, I also have been open for over 5 years now and I am taking on new clinicians to fill the constant influx of referrals. So grateful for this course!
And, because I'm all about creativity and emotional wellness, Create Your Dream Business offers real talk, a sprinkling of fun and is designed to fit your schedule.
You'll have 24/7 access to the exclusive Create Your Dream Business learning platform so you can go through the program at your own pace. There are videos, documents and assignments to keep you motivated. All materials are delivered online so this program can be done from anywhere in the world.
What makes this program different is that it is fully action-oriented. You'll be creating (or improving) your business strategy, website, marketing plan, blog, email system, and sales strategy with me as you're going through the material. The result? The wellness business of your dreams that's up and running in just six weeks.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Create Your Dream Business: Getting Started
In this course you will learn the reality of entrepreneurship. There's no sugar coating things in this course. You will learn exactly what it REALLY takes to start a business, how to find the support you need, and gain a ton of resources to guide you on your journey to business ownership.
Remember. . . this is just the beginning!
Here's all the tasty tidbits you will learn in your first course:
Identifying Your Strengths & Weaknesses
Your Entrepreneurial Learning Process
Getting Your Life in Order
SMART Goal Setting
Evaluate Your Idea
Finding Your Customers:
How to Market to Your Niche
How can your small business capitalize on unmet needs and find and dominate a niche market?
Create a value proposition that customers are likely to buy and distinguish your brand from the thousands of other startup businesses competing against you every day.
Learn the following basic concepts that are key to niche market success:
Review Ethical Guidelines
Finding Your Niche
Identifying Your Target Market & Expanding Your Reach
Identifying the Competition
Picking the Perfect Name: Most Important Decision
Registering Your Business Name
Determining Your Value Statement
" One of the most complete courses I ever took! I now feel prepared to embark on my entrepreneurial adventure.
Watch out world, here I come!"
MSOM, Licensed Acupuncturist
Getting Down to Business: The Ultimate Guide
Starting a business can be stressful. It often feels like there are 1,000 things to get done all at the same time. There's no avoiding this reality for yourself as a new small business owners, but with a little planning, it's possible to manage expectations and take actions with a sense of purpose toward building your business.
In the end, you have to trust the process and put everything into it.
Beyond giving it your all, it's important to direct your energy to the right tasks . . . especially at first. This course helps focus that energy by learning these:
Crafting Your Mission Statement
Building Core Values
Setting Your Price
Writing a Business Plan
Making it Official
Tax ID (EIN) & National Provider Identifier (NPI) Specifics
Protecting Your Idea
Protecting Your Business
Knowing Your Numbers: Finance 101
Don’t worry, this isn’t as scary as it sounds, and if you avoid the numbers in business then this one is especially for you. We’re doing to break down some numbers so you can actually make your business a success and get paid.
This section will explore the many ways you can get your mitts on some start-up capital for your new business venture, as well as how to manage your cash flow, understand your financial statements, and understand the importance of your financial health.
Because quality art supplies cost money and you deserve it. Here's how:
Your Financial Management Process: Essentials for the overall sustainability of your business
Your Financial Management Process: Financial statements
Preparing for Taxes
The Cost of Starting a Business
Financing Your Business: The varying methods best suited for your business
Mastering the Pitch
A Note About Personal Credit Cards
" I am so grateful for the Knowing Your Numbers: Finance 101 section. As a person who avoids accounting and spreadsheets like the plague, Azizi made things not so scary.
She put it in terms of financial health being just as important as mental health.
That resonated with me."
Registered Yoga Teacher
Open for Business: Your Business Prep Check List
Talk to any entrepreneur or small business owner and you'll quickly learn that starting a business requires a lot of work.
Tasks like naming the business and creating a logo are obvious, but what about the less-heralded, equally important steps? Whether it's choosing your space or choosing a vendor, the workload can quickly pile up. Rather than spinning your wheels and guessing at where to start, follow the helpful guidance in this section to transform your business from a lightbulb above your head to a real entity.
Be Prepared: Reality check
Business Prep Checklist: Everything has led you to here
Choosing the Right Vendor
Choosing Your Space
The Launch of Your Business
Productivity Hacks: Work smarter not harder
Today's marketing environment is noisy and crowded. It's like standing in a packed ballroom where everyone is shouting at once.The good news is there are many new techniques and tools available to promote your products and services. The bad news is the chaos and clutter get increasingly worse as more and more organizations adopt those tools.
How do you get heard above all the noise? Learn more in this section!
What is Marketing?
What is Advertising & PR?
Embracing Your Brand: The emotional response to your business
Brand Style Guide: How to create your own
Designing a Logo: The must haves
Preparing for Impact: Which type of marketing is best for your business?
The Many Ways to Market: Traditional vs Digital
Business Cards: The must haves
Online Directory Profiles: What you need
Branding Color Theory: The psychology of colors and how to harness their effects
" This course was amazing! The guidance and support that Azizi has provided me, accompanied by the encouragement and support to step out on my own as a leader in my industry, has been so invaluable to me both personally and in launching my own business."
Fitness Trainer, Certified Wellness Coach