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Welcome to MyAnnona! We’re pleased that you’re planning on launching a funding campaign with us. For additional information, you can refer to our our FAQ and our MyAnnona charter at any time. You can also consult and download the MyAnnona Guide to Getting Started. To ensure that your project is successful, here are four important guidelines to keep in mind:
MyAnnona’s 4 keys to success for your female-run business
1 - YOUR PROJECT IS YOU !
As with any business project, your project is a reflection of you, its founder. On MyAnnona, all the founders are women! Your project is therefore a reflection of you as an entrepreneur, and you as a woman. You must clearly express your personality and your uniqueness to the community that you are asking for support.
You need to communicate what is special about your project as well as your identity as a woman and an entrepreneur. Be generous and enthusiastic, for success is based on emotions as much as reason. And creative energy is generated by a positive attitude. So share this energy with your community! FAQ
2- TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS "!
As women we have often been recognized for our interpersonal skills, our ability to create connections, and ability to communicate with others. Now it's your turn to put these skills to use, for they are the key to your success. You are going to present your project to your family, your friends, your friends’ friends, and your future community. And don't forget to mobilize the incredible power of women's business networks; they are a significant yet often underutilized resource!
To help your community contribute to your success, actively engage them, share important events, and build your agenda and your communication strategy. Become an expert in social networks and women's networks. Above all, nurture your relationships. And think about the rewards you'll offer. We'll help you with this.
3 - CLEARLY DEFINE YOUR BUDGET
You need a business plan and a comprehensive project budget, and you need to define how much money you want to raise on MyAnnona. Make sure your funding goal is accurate and balanced. Donors need to understand how their contribution will fit into your budget. They also need to know about your other resources and growth prospects.
Don't forget that this is an all-or-nothing model: either you reach your goal (or even surpass it), and the funding is yours; or you don't, in which case you'll need to revisit your project. But we can go over your funding goals together to make sure that you raise the right amount of money to get your company off the ground. And don't forget about MyAnnona's service fees.
4 - THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE .
Your project needs donations right now. But you might want to grow even more down the line, and you may need to take out a loan, or even find investors. We suggest that you keep these options in mind as you develop your project, since MyAnnona will soon offer lending and equity-raising opportunities. Donations are used to start a business while loans and equity are used to expand and grow. MyAnnona's financial specialists are already on board to assist you!