Motivation Monday! My Business Venture

I have some big news! I have officially started my own business! It’s called Copper Leaf Genealogy. Why the name? At the NGS conference last May, I happened to buy a copper leaf necklace. The necklace is a reminder to me of my new career choice and represents my hopes for my career. So, I named my business with that in mind.

One of the blogging prompts on geneabloggers today is about MotivationΒ and setting some genealogy goals. With my new business in mind, here are some of my goals (in no particular order):

  1. Create an “elevator pitch” so I have something to go to when people ask me about my business
  2. Start marketing myself by getting out there and doing some presentations for groups
  3. Find a professional genealogist mentor
  4. Continue my own family research with the thought of writing articles on them
  5. Continue my education by attending conferences, reading journals, etc.
  6. Begin creating presentations that I can bring to libraries for beginning genealogists
  7. Continue networking with other genealogists to get ideas and advice from others who have been there
  8. Continue working toward certification by taking ProGen (still on the waiting list!), writing articles, and doing presentations

Can you believe that this has been just a bit over a year? It was a year earlier this month! There is so much that I have done and learned through this process and I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone out there who has read my posts, commented, and given some wonderful advice.


I am looking forward to what will be coming next! πŸ™‚

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18 thoughts on “Motivation Monday! My Business Venture

  1. Niki:

    I have no doubt that your business will thrive and we will all say we knew you when! You have the full support of your TWIGS and SBAGS friends!


    • NikiMarie

      Thank you so much! I appreciate all the support πŸ™‚

  2. Good foe you. I wish you all the best. I already look forward to reading each new entry of your excellent blog, so I have no doubt that you will do well.

    • NikiMarie

      That is such a nice thing to say! Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  3. Congratulations; I wish you every success and look forward to hearing about it in your blog. Cheers, Su.

  4. Wishing you success, you should do very well! Gill

  5. Many of your goals are assignments that you will work on for ProGen. Congrats!

    • NikiMarie

      That’s great to hear! Just curious, how long were you on the wait list?

      • Not very long at all, although it did take a couple months to get enough people together to make the groups.

      • NikiMarie

        I may just be impatient πŸ™‚ It’s been 2 months so far.

      • I was impatient too! I send Angela an email just to make sure that they hadn’t lost my name. That was a bout a week before they sent out the information for the next round of groups.

      • NikiMarie

        I will do that! Thanks πŸ™‚

  6. Best wishes! Your new business sounds fascinating.

  7. I just checked out Copper Leaf Genealogy–gorgeous website! Very user friendly and professional. Wishing you all the best in your new venture!

    • NikiMarie

      Thank you so much! That is wonderful to hear πŸ™‚

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