Not only am I having fun with starting my own private health coaching business, but others see what I am doing and want to support me! I have never seen myself as an entrepreneur, but it seems I’m a pretty quick study when I put my mind to it. Ladies and gentleman, this is the blog post of a recent recipient of a Level Up Mini Grant!
I found out about the grant through my involvement with the West Virginia Women’s Buisness Center and applied. After completing a relatively short application and submitting a “Lean Canvas,” which I learned is basically a short and sweet business plan, I was notified that I was awarded the grant!
The grant will allow me to “Level Up” my business by providing the funds for certifications and for computer programs. I’m looking forward to taking the exam to become a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. The grant will also be used for continuing education that will serve to grow my skills and knowledge as a coach.
Also, I have already been experimenting with the free version of an online platform called Healthie to use as an interface for my coaching clients. It has been fun to play with the features that help me leverage my time with tasks such as billing, note taking, form intake, and scheduling. It has also been fun for my clients to use the goal setting tools and reminders and the video chat feature. I look forward to providing even more services as I use the grant to access even more features of the program.
Thank you so much to the West Virginia Women’s Business Center and Partner Community Capital for believing in me and helping equip me to take my business to the next level!
Katie Kolb - Health Coach