We poured our hearts into the curriculum for the Mariemae Business School and tried to cover the practical aspects of building a business that wasn’t covered (or we didn’t fully grasp) in business school. As each of the fundamentals we covered were issues that we had personally dealt with in building our business, we thought it might be helpful to our community here as well. Therefore, over the next few months, we will run a series of blog posts on “Lessons from the Mariemae Business School.” Topics will include goal-setting, your personal brand, the importance of understanding your customer, and how to look for and pursue market opportunities.
During our latest trip to Rwanda, we worked with an amazing group of photographers to document a typical day in the Mariemae Business School. In addition to the unbelievable photography we’ve been showing you over the last month, we are happy to show you the first of the interviews Kelsi Klembara conducted with the ladies in our Class of 2015. Please meet Xavera, the hardest working woman I've ever met and the manager at No.41.
Sometimes you get buried in the day-to-day craziness of building a business, and you don’t have the chance to personally interact as much as you would like with the very customers you are building the products for. You also do not get to spend as long as you would like talking about the very real people our customers are helping or the curriculum we worked so hard on for the Mariemae Business School classes.
Great day in DC catching up with friends and dreaming up fun new collaborations! And don't tell anyone I said this, but metro, I've kind of missed you... 🙊
While Monday's after a long weekend aren't my favorite, I'm brightening up the workday by meeting up with some dear friends in DC for sushi and coffee. What's on the agenda for your day? (📷 by @lindseymillerphoto)
Yet another reason I love visiting my friends in Vienna 🐓 Thanks for the farm fresh eggs this week ladies!
What a beautiful day in Northern Virginia! Thanks so much to everyone who came out to the Mingle with Mariemae party this morning, and thanks so much to @wchassell21 for hosting! Happy Friday everyone 💕
Listening to an @lewishowes podcast this morning about goal setting and loved this - "The reason we set goals is not so that we sound great to the world, but so that we can work backwards and figure out the steps to get there." This is something we cover in the #MariemaeBusinessSchool - goals are not just dreams. You set goals so that you can break them down into small manageable pieces and accomplish whatever you set your mind to. #thisisempowerment
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