We have a Facebook following of just under 9000 Likes. We are aiming to increase the number of students who take online classes and also the number of companies we provide translation services for.
1) I need someone external to provide some guidance on how to improve our image, to approach existing company leads. 2) Support in creating a strategy to meet goals 3) Marketing - which tools to use and how to create material & how to make the best use of our existing client base and followers
Actions I’ve taken so far
I have slowly grown and developed the business to a stage that it's profitable. I am looking to make the business scalable online and grow at a faster but manageable rate.
My future goals
To become a fully accredited and recognised digital educational institute that provides both free and paid-for services.
My motivations to work with a mentor
Successful people surround themselves with other successful people, especially people who share the same definition of "success". I would like to learn from experienced individuals who are willing to teach and help me grow both professionally and personally.
I also like to give back in any way that may be of help to others.
About my venture
The business was created with the purpose of providing English language learners the opportunity to practice speaking with native speakers and other learners, in a natural, relaxed environment, away from the boundaries and limits of a traditional classroom.
This is an important feature of language learning as many institutions worldwide still focus teaching primarily on learning, repeating and memorising grammar and vocabulary, without much scope for real practice.
The company is actually an association and was created to host events which grew to 2 weekly meetings + extra activities which brought together circa 250 people per week. We achieved local success with articles in local newspapers and even a national magazine mention.
We have since moved into online teaching and this is what we need to grow.