Live Local, Work Global.
Girls Gone Global is an entrepreneurship course created by women, for women. In this course you will learn the fundamental processes of growing a global audience and identifying foreign business opportunities. We'll provide you tools, resources, and information to help you change your perspective and get you to start thinking globally, even while living locally.
A learn-at-your-own-pace format, you should be able to comfortably complete this course in four to six weeks.
Much of the content you'll find out there is a reiteration of the same - basically how to put together a business plan. That's all well and good, but we know women like you, so we constructed a course specifically for women who already have a business (we'll be creating a more introductory course, and more advanced course in the near future!), and face some common gender-specific challenges like:
To keep you engaged and present information in the most easily digested and understood method possible, resources will be included in each of the weekly discussions via this platform that include: PowerPoint templates, videos, downloadable documents, and podcasts (coming soon!).
The Girls Gone Global women's entrepreneurship course will cover:
Why Global? In this first lesson, we introduce you to the concept of MicroGlobal™ and explain why now is the time to look at all of the resources and tools that modern technology offers micro businesses looking to break into the global marketplace.
You Are Here = Where Are You Headed? Your story is important to your brand. In this lesson, we dive into a new definition of mission and vision statement, the “Five Year Plan” and the power of sticky notes!
Past, Present, Future = How Your Story Becomes Your Brand. You are the walking entity of your professional brand. In this lesson we talk about how you live out your brand and use that energy to attract your tribe.
Making Your Work, Work For You. The MicroGlobal™ pathway requires a slow and steady launch, often funded by working a 9 to 5 job, or participating in multiple projects that generate some immediate income. In this lesson, we'll talk about how you can make all of your work applicable to your vision for your own business endeavor.
The “Ugly Baby”. When you first begin to formulate your business plan, it won't be perfect or beautiful. There's nothing wrong with that and there's also nothing wrong with protecting your idea until it's had a chance to mature. In this lesson, we discuss the process of revealing your work to the world and redefining the public perception of failure.
Smart Business Owner, Part 1 = Preparing to Grow. You can't grow your business if you are not prepared for growth. In this lesson, we talk about a little bit of business 101 and how to think like a “big” business owner early on.
Smart Business Owner, Part 2 = The 3Cs. The principles of growing a MicroGlobal™ business can be summed up in three words: Connect, Create, Collaborate. In this lesson, we will discuss the practical application of all three concepts and talk about how you can apply these to your own business.
See Opportunity = Open Up to Possibility. If nothing else, Level 1 is about shifting your entrepreneurial mindset. In this final lesson, we talk about the importance of recognizing opportunity in all areas of your professional and personal life, and empower you to graduate into Level 2!
As an advocate for Global Entrepreneurship I train, teach, preach and spread the gospel of growing your small business into global markets. I call it “Micro-Global" and it's part of the Girls Gone Global™ manifesto - where going global isn't just about finding a foreign market to make a sale. At Girls Gone Global - we believe the way to success is about how you “connect, create and collaborate" with other like-minded entrepreneurs around the world. Girls Gone Global is a community for women entrepreneurs with training, support, group interaction and global connections for taking your micro-enterprise to the world.
I've written curriculum, taught courses, produced conferences and led training seminars on the topic of global business and I'm especially interested in growing the opportunities and experiences of women entrepreneurs around the world. With a TEDx presentation on global connectivity, and projects I've created such as the board game, Know Opportunity, being featured in Forbes and Inc. Magazine, I'm looking to grow my network of like-minded women around the globe.
Angela Cordell has been an entrepreneur since the age of nine – when she spent all summer designing handmade greeting cards then recruited her friends to go door-to-door selling them. After spending 10 years in public relations, working in business development, and launching her own communications company, Angela began coaching small businesses with the potential to become "micro-global" and co-founded Girls Gone Global™. She has authored curriculum that challenges people to change their entrepreneurial mindset as they look for opportunities to grow their businesses and achieve their dreams. Angela's work with Girls Gone Global™ combines her passion for communications, mentorship and women's economic development, offering a raw, realistic and fresh approach to global business.