Cindy Moy is the founder and CEO of Hot Flash Sisters, a free health and social app for women in perimenopause. The app lets women track their symptoms, get beyond feelings of isolations and more out of doctor visits. The app was launched 10 weeks ago and already has 1000 downloads. Cindy shares 3.5 business lessons:
To learn more about the app visit www.HotFlashSisters.com. There is information on the website to access the apps or go to iTunes or Google Play to download the app. You can also find the community of Hot Flash Sisters on Facebook or Twitter.
The app is to create a community of women to talk to each other about perimenopause.
It is important to rely on other people's expertise when you recognize you don't know it all.
This business is a mission for me.
There is a steep learning curve with every day being a new adventure.
Lesson#1: You don't need to have all the answers before you begin.
Things change as you build a business.
You do need to have the time and energy to address new things as they arise.
Lesson#2: Build a network AND relationships.
Everyone you know is in your network.
Networking is about building relationships, not just a sale.
Some people think there is only certain people they should network with - MISTAKE!
Any person is a person worth knowing. You never know who they know.
Lesson #3: You can't do it all.
You can't build a business, run a home, raise your children, and manage life and do it perfectly.
Feel guilty if you must but you have to keep going.
Lesson # 3.5: There will always be more lessons.
Everyday something new is thrown at you when you run a business.
This business has pivoted in many directions in the last 10 weeks.
I'm not used to adapting so quickly.