Your Business Story Template

By Jerrilynn Thomas | Collaborative Business Relationships

Oct 20

Let’s Start Working On Your Story for the “2018 One Million Woman Link Up”

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Business Story Template

Before starting on your business story, make sure you are officially registered to participate in the 2018 One Million Woman Link Up.  There is no cost.

Each section of your business story will double as a stand alone piece for promotional purposes. You can write one or more paragraphs for each section.  Please be as concise as possible.

I provided a few tips for each section to get your creative juices flowing. If you decide to submit a video or audio, the text will serve as your script.

I will post resources and invite others to do the same to help you craft the perfect business story that moves your audience.

Text Submission Instructions

  1. After you craft your story, publish it on LinkedIn’s publishing platform. If you are unsure of how to do so, post your request for help on the private Facebook group. Find one or more images to compliment your business story. Publish the link so the group can view it and help you polish the text if necessary. We will all like, follow and share each other’s story.
  2. After you have signed off on your story, contact Jerrilynn B. Thomas to request that the tour content panel review it. Content that is not up to par won’t be shared until it meets muster.

Video/Audio Submission

  1. You are responsible for recording your 15 – 25 minute video/audio. You can get a friend to interview and record you. Or, you can simply post the questions on a storyboard and then respond to them. Your audio can be in a podcast format. Be as creative as you want.
  2. Find one or more images to compliment your business story.
  3. Upload it to the Internet. Then contact Jerrilynn B. Thomas with the URL to request that the tour panel review it. Videos/audios that are not up to par won’t be shared until they meet muster. Once they have signed off, it will be uploaded to the tour’s YouTube channel. Everyone will like your video/audio and share it.

After Submission

Once your text, video and or audio is reviewed and approved, we will begin prepping to showcase it on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, etc.

Your Business Story Sections

Copy the text below and paste it into a new document to create your business story. Get rid of the text and parentheses in your finished piece.

Before I started my business: (Share in detail what your everyday life was like before jumping into the wonderful world of entrepreneurship — regular mom raising kids, working 9 to 5, going to school, etc.)

The catalyst for starting my business: (Share in detail, yet concise sentences, what life changing or aha moment inspired your jump into the entrepreneurial world)

The Beginning: (Share the year or year range [mid 90’s etc.] if possible when you launched along with what the early years of your business were like. The ups and downs, target audience, business model, logo, color scheme, mission, vision, goals, domain names, skills you picked up, products and services offered, tools you used, people you met who helped you, etc.)

The Evolution: (Share how your business has evolved from the one you started years ago. Name changes, business model, vision, mission, goals, target audience, skills you picked up, successes, losses, new products and services, etc. Take us on a picturesque journey of your evolution.)

Exciting Plans for 2018: (Share what we can expect from your business in 2018 that will blow our minds.)

Lessons Learned/Words of Wisdom: Help another business woman avoid the pitfalls of entrepreneurships by sharing what you learned.

Tips to Showcase My Expertise: (Provide one to three concise business tips that showcase why someone should hire and or do business with your company.)

Network With Me: Join me in taking part in the 2018 One Million Woman Link Up to monetize LinkedIn. #SmartWomenPartnerGrowRich

Contact Info: (Phone, Business Email, Cell phone, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Address if applicable.)

2018 One Million Woman Link Up business story showcase. (Link back to the movement)

Check out the first business story submissions. Please like and follow them.


About the Author

Jerrilynn B. Thomas' business passion is facilitating lucrative cross marketing partnerships between complementary female LinkedIn B2B and B2C members who want to strategically expand their female client base while reducing the amount of time and money it takes to market their companies.

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