Gold Coast Doulas

We are happy and proud to feature out FIRST duo. These two woman are strong and incredible at caring for others and educating their clients. You will notice the set up is a little different. Kristin has answered on the left and Alyssa on the right.

What is your name? Alyssa Veneklase (on the right)

What is your business? Gold Coast Doulas

Why did you start your business? 

Families in our community weren't receiving the care and support they needed during pregnancy and after they had a baby. I joined forces with my business partner to fill that gap and offer something to the community that was missing.

How long have you in business? 3.5 years

What would you tell someone who wants to start a business? What advice would you give them? To have realistic expectations! It's not easier to work for yourself; it's often times much harder, longer hours, with less pay. You have to really be passionate about what you're doing, believe in your business model, and have the patience to get your business to where it needs to be. Especially if you are a mother; it makes owning your own business even that much more difficult. But, when you see things come together, it's so rewarding!

What is unique about you that helps you be successful in business? I have a background in everything! Sales, marketing, retail, photography, management, construction...you name it. It gives me a unique perspective when working with clients. I can usually find a common ground. I can relate to people easily and they feel comfortable with me.

What sets you apart from every other business in your field? We are a professional agency offering exceptional care to each of our client's individual needs. Nothing is cookie cutter. Our doulas are all certified, or trained and working toward their certification. We are fully insured and take our level of professionalism very seriously. We are setting the bar higher for doulas in this area.

What is one major thing you learned about business? You have to ask for help.

What is the one thing you attribute to your success? The continuous support and encouragement from my husband. He is the only reason I'm doing what I'm doing today.

What are your social links? @goldcoastdoulas

What is your website? 
www.goldcoastdoulas.com
www.askthedoulas.net

Do you have a special offer for GRBB followers? 10% any of our classes

What is your name? Kristin Revere (on the left)

What is your business? Gold Coast Doulas

When did you start your business? Launched Oct 1, 2015. Started June of 2015.

How long have you in business? 3.5 years

What would you tell someone who wants to start a business? Plan in advance of your launch. A solid business plan including financials is key. 

What advice would you give them? Don't give up. It takes three to five years to see the hard work pay off.

What is unique about you that helps you be successful in business? I have a PR and advertising sales background. It has been helpful to use those skills to build relationships. 

What sets you apart from every other business in your field? We are the area's first agency and serve a large radius. We cover a 50 mile radius of Grand Rapids.

What is one major thing you learned about business? It is difficult. There are times you want to give up and I rely on my business partner to stay focused on our goals.

What is the one thing you attribute to your success? Having a business partner who balances me out and amazing subcontractors. 

What are your social links? @goldcoastdoulas on Facebook and Instagram. 

What is your website? www.goldcoastdoulas.com

Do you have a special offer for GRBB followers? 10% off classes.  

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