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February Women’s Start-Up Club: Starting, Building and Transitioning a Business in Japan

Join us for our February meeting as we welcome executive, career and life coach, Anne Good of Eureka!, who will share her experiences and expertise on starting her own business in Japan.

Tuesday February 23rd / 19:00 - 21:30 / Members ¥2000 / Non-members ¥3000

Starting, Building and Transitioning a Business in Japan with Anne Good

Back in the mid-2000s, while on holiday in Thailand, Anne said to a friend, “I’d love to start my own business, but I’m not sure I could do it.” That friend went on to say, “I think you’d be great, I think you should go for it.”

So she did.

On her return to Japan, Anne set up as a sole proprietor and started her own business, Eureka!, as an executive, life and career coach, specializing in using MBTI as the foundation to her practice, and, in time, becoming one of Tokyo’s most respected, successful and well known independent coaches.

In this Women’s Start-up Club meeting on February 23 Anne will take us through:

  • How she started her business
  • The process of becoming a sole proprietor and the administration involved
  • How she built her business and how she chose to do business
  • How she leveraged her networks, managed her networks and looked after her clients
    • Membership and activity of organizations such as FEW, BCCJ, ACCJ, St. Andrews Society
    • How she made these work for her and engaged people from all levels of business from CEO to small business owners
    • How coffee, dinner, parties and informal communication can help build and maintain business
    • How to select out certain activities
  • How to move through periods of difficulty such as the Financial Crisis of the late 2000s or the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • How to maintain motivation, even in times when business takes a dip
  • How to manage money, finances and what to get help with
  • How she transitioned her business from Japan to the UK
  • Moving from a largely face-to-face business to Skye-based business

She will also answer the following questions:

  • Is a website important?
  • What are the lucrative important activities to build and maintain your client list?
  • What are the common challenges her small business and entrepreneur clients faced when she was coaching? Any themes? Advice to overcome or push on through them?
  • What are the processes and logistics involved in trading in multiple currencies and are there any limitations?
  • What have been the greatest surprises about transitioning her business?
  • What advice does she have for our attendees about starting, building and maintaining their business (and then advice for closing down the business)?

Anne worked in Japan from 2003 to July 2015 as a human resources professional and executive career coach. She has an in-depth knowledge of and experience in both business strategies and personal development practices.

WSC-Anne-GoodAnne has supported leaders and individuals across situations including cross-cultural leadership, conflict resolution, communication and assessment of teams and of the leaders themselves. Her approach is to build a confidential and trusting environment for the coachee to encourage them to work in a solution-focused way and facilitate breakthrough, which enhances performance.

Anne is a long and trusted member and friend of FEW, serving as vice president to two presidents and has worked with countless FEW members to facilitate their continued success, progress and dreams. She has truly allowed FEW members to have their own Eureka Moments and we are incredibly honored to have Anne as our very special guest in February. This will prove to be a very special meeting as Anne visits her beloved Japan for a short time.

Please feel free to send any questions prior to the meeting to fewwsc@gmail.com and be sure to join us in February to kick off another year of WSC!

FEW February Women’s Startup Club Flyer (PDF)


About FEW Women’s Start-Up Club

Do you run your own business or are you interested in starting one?

Women’s Start-up Club is a small group that meets once in two months to discuss issues, insights and successes of women running or planning their own businesses in Japan.

The Three Pillars of Women’s Start-up Club:

  1. Thought: Speakers who make us think and give us real and useful information to help our businesses / plans for starting a business.
  2. Talk: The chance to ask questions and contribute to the evening.
  3. Takeaways: A summary of the message by the speaker for each meeting.

Our Vision:

  • To provide a place where likeminded women can talk in a safe and supportive environment about their business successes and issues.
  • To give all women a chance to speak out
  • To provide quality speakers who will enhance our businesses.

All women welcome, whether you have just started your own business, have been running one for years, want to start one or just want to be inspired by meeting energetic women!

Event Details

Name
February Women’s Start-Up Club: Starting, Building and Transitioning a Business in Japan
Date
Tuesday February 23rd
Time
19:00 - 21:30
Cost
Members ¥2000 / Non-members ¥3000
Venue
7-minute walk from Hiroo station
Address
(The exact location will be communicated to those who have confirmed attendance.)

Event Details

Name
February Women’s Start-Up Club: Starting, Building and Transitioning a Business in Japan
Date
Tuesday February 23rd
Time
19:00 - 21:30
Cost
Members ¥2000 / Non-members ¥3000
Venue
7-minute walk from Hiroo station
Address
(The exact location will be communicated to those who have confirmed attendance.)

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