If you're not SURE about your tea business, then it'll never work.
For the first time ever, we're here to help you know for SURE (one way or the other) and take action either way!
Hey, tea dreamer!
Lindsey from The Tea Mavens here.
I know your story. You're dreaming of starting a tea business. You love tea, you love sharing tea and you see an opportunity to make it your career...
But you aren't SURE. And as long as you aren't SURE about starting a tea business, it's not going to happen. You might dream and dream, without ever taking solid steps to create your business in earnest. Or you might work and work, yet not see the progress you need to make it a reality. But until you are COMMITTED to making it happen, it won't. And that's where I come in.
You see, I've seen what works. And I've seen what doesn't. I know what makes a real tea pro and what keeps the dreamers dreaming for years on end.
You're welcome to use your time dreaming of a tea business if making it real doesn't matter to you. And if you want to waste time and money getting a business started when you aren't fully committed, then go right ahead. But I'm fairly certain you don't want to do either of those things — otherwise, you wouldn't be reading this!
So I invite you to get clear and step into reality with your tea business ambitions, and from November 1st through 10th only, I'm sharing the exact thing you need to do just that.
No more wasting your time THINKING of starting a business. No more WASTING your money on a business venture that you aren't committed to making succeed. No more WORKING at something that just plain won't work.
It's time to make a clear decision about your entrepreneurial tea venture NOW. Find out how...
Lindsey Goodwin-von Trott
Founder & Tea Business Mentor, The Tea Mavens
What's an Entrepreneurial Assessment?
An Entrepreneurial Assessment is an opportunity for you to stop considering starting a tea business and to make a clear decision about whether or not you've got the stuff to make it real.
During your one-on-one Entrepreneurial Assessment with Lindsey, you'll have the opportunity to:
hone your 'elevator pitch' so that you're prepared to convey your vision, your mission and your company's function in the world clearly, passionately and successfully
see whether you have what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur in a congested market, so that you don't waste your time, money and energy if you aren't cut out for running a tea business AND so that you can proceed confidently if you do have what it takes
make a confident decision about whether the entrepreneurship is the right career path for you, so you won't ever be left wondering "What if...?"
get clear on your business model now, so that you can invest in your business wisely without wasting time and money on thwarted or misguided efforts
know NOW what stands between your current plan and your success, so that you can prepare for the challenges without unnecessary (and unpleasant) surprises later
maximize the chances of success for your business and for yourself, so you can start your business with the confidence you need to succeed
let go of what's holding you back, so that you can start your tea business without fear or procrastination
get answers to your burning questions on whether this plan will work, without relying on your friends, family and other 'cheerleaders' for their (unprofessional and inexperienced) perspectives
create your ideal version of success in your tea business—on your own terms!
Here's what a few of our clients are saying about working with Lindsey:
“Her input has been full of passion, and she was a joy to work with... I fully recommend working with Lindsey.”
— Jesse Jacobs, Founder of Samovar Tea Lounge, San Francisco, California
“In under six hours of researching a major sourcing decision, Lindsey saved us more than $10,000 and many hours of work. Her years of accumulated contacts and knowledge are priceless."
— Andy Swenson, Dietary Supplement Experts
“I have known Lindsey for over a decade, and can attest to the fact that she's one of the most knowledgeable, and prolific, tea writers in the country."
— Winnie Yu, Director of Teance Fine Teas, Berkeley, California
“[Lindsey] knows how to ask the right questions, listens carefully in order to meet my needs and vision, and is always flexible with making changes along the way.”
— Libby Gibson, tea business owner, Canada
“Lindsey is one of the most knowledgeable people in the tea business.”
— David Barenholz, CEO of American Tea Room, Los Angeles, California
“Lindsey's professional approach, combined with her constructive honesty in our meetings, made her a priceless collaborator. The deal was sweetened by her good humor and reliability; I genuinely liked working with her.”
— Heidi Kyser, writer and editor, Las Vegas, Nevada
“I can't even begin to estimate the hours of joyless work and amount of stress I've saved myself by working with The Tea Mavens for the last three years...
With their help, we've expanded my part-time, side-business job into a full-time dream career. Working with The Tea Mavens has been the best decision we've made for our business."
— Thomas Egbert, Director of Fusion Teas, Texas
Lindsey has been a tea professional since 2005. Over the years, she has worked with numerous tea and specialty food brands, including:
Samovar Tea Lounge
Teance Fine Teas
American Tea Room
World Tea Expo / World Tea News
Lipton / UNILEVER
Global Tea Hut
In Pursuit of Tea
Lindsey and her team have empowered tea businesses to:
dramatically increase year-over-year sales (doubling and even tripling YOY numbers!)
boost online sales by 40% in just 1 month
save over $10,000 and many hours of work in less time than your intensive together will take
get media coverage in a variety of print, web and TV outlets
rebrand from concept to consumer
standardize staff training methodologies for increased sales, improved quality, decreased costs and faster, more effective staff training
acquire high-level investors so they can take their tea businesses to new levels
go from 'just an idea' to a thriving tea company
These companies are run by people just like you.
They aren't superhuman. Their lives aren't perfect, and neither are their businesses. But their leadership within the tea industry and the success of their businesses is largely dependent on one thing:
They know when to reach out for expertise and support instead of trying to muddle through everything on their own!
You are ready to step into success. And, just like them, you can do it when you get the expertise you need to thrive.
You need results for your tea company now!
And the best way to get them is with a personalized, one-on-one destination intensive with Lindsey.
Get ready to fly...
Why YOU Need a Destination Intensive with Lindsey This Year:
For a minute, forget about what other people are saying. Forget about their results. And instead, start your process of diving deep right now.
Get clear on your intentions for your tea business.
You want growth. You want to be an innovator in the world of tea. You want success and you want it NOW.
And you recognize that you can't always go it alone. Sure, you've done a stellar job in so many ways so far. But there are some pieces that have been left unfinished (and, worse yet, some pieces that have remained UNSTARTED) for too long now! And you're ready to go for it with the passion and drive that you know you're capable of. You just need the support of an internationally trained, highly specialized tea pro to make it happen. You need:
laser-sharp coaching from someone with 12 years of experience in pro-level tea research around the globe, so that you can go from meh to marvelous in your tea business
insights gathered from over 1,000 interviews with tea pros and visits to tea shops, cafes, farms and factories from San Francisco to San Lin Xi, so that you can get ahead of the curve, tastefully integrate international influences into your business and access ideas and methods you've never even heard of before
time management and productivity hacks that top leaders across industries use to optimize their time and energy use, so that you can work more effectively than ever before, without sacrificing your quality of life... in fact, you can learn to work and live MORE joyfully instead!
marketing and business strategy sessions with a tea pro who has seen it all, so that you can reach more customers, retain more customers and sell tea more easily
specific steps to get from where you are to where you want to be in your business, so that you can actually follow through with it rather than getting overwhelmed or getting lost along the way
follow-up and accountability in the weeks after our session together, so that you have everything you need to succeed in our strategies
What you get when you register for your intensive...
Your one-on-one coaching intensive centers around a day of laser-focused coaching from Lindsey. However, it begins long before your big day...
Your customized, one-on-one coaching intensive begins with your decision to take drastic steps in your tea business. It begins with your intention to transform from where you are to where you aspire to be and beyond.
When you sign up for a one-on-one intensive in Los Angeles with Lindsey, you get a detailed welcome packet. In the packet, you'll find everything you need to know to be fully prepared for an (intense!) coaching intensive for your tea business. You'll also get prepared for deep work on your business and yourself during our intensive as you fill out the welcome packet with your specific business needs, lifestyle desires, blocks, successes and questions.
Prior to your intensive, Lindsey will pour over your returned welcome packet and study up on you and your business. This facilitates an intensely focused use of your time and skips past all the preliminary questions that take up time in so many other coaches' sessions, so that you get far more out of your time with Lindsey.
Before you arrive in LA, you'll get a digital download of the top foodie spots in Los Angeles and how you can use them in social media and newsletters, so that you can use your trip to position yourself as an industry expert to your customers, keep your current customers engaged via email and get new customers over social media.
When you arrive for your intensive, you'll be welcomed into a gorgeous Los Angeles bungalow. There, you'll find everything you need for a day of focused work on the big picture behind your tea business:
a beautiful, tranquil setting with an inspiring view
everything you'd want in a professional setting (high-speed WiFi, markers and poster-sized paper for brainstorming and strategizing, a laptop for any necessary research and for recording our session for you to review it later, etc.)
everything you need to do deep inner work (comfortable seating, beautiful surroundings, outdoor space for fresh air to refresh the mind between deep dives, etc.)
an on-site assistant to bring refreshments, run any necessary errands, etc., as needed
your tea business coach, Lindsey, ready to find the solutions for your business with you
and, of course, plenty of delicious tea!