Instagram – How to build a growing Business Profile

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When I started my Instagram account “Aktien für Frauen” (English: Stocks for Women) in July 2019, I was actually just looking for an exchange with other women on the topics finance and investing. I was frustrated by the fact that there were almost only male accounts, blogs or podcasts that never really appealed to me as a woman, because I am simply a different target group and want to be addressed differently. It is clear that there are also wonderful synergies between male and female investors, but I would still have been happy to be perceived differently.

It seemed to be the same for thousands of other women, because within a very short time my Instagram account exploded and I was able to welcome the first 10,000 followers after half a year. Today, we are 25,000 people on my account and I still can’t quite believe it when several thousand interested people watch my stories every day or put their trust in me and ask me for advice. I am all the more proud of the fact that my community consists of almost 80% women who want to take their finances into their own hands. That was my dream, which came true with a lot of work and strategy: to take away women’s fear of money and the stock market and get them to take care of their retirement planning and asset accumulation themselves.

I would like to tell you in this blog article how exactly I managed to do that and which cornerstones you need for your Instagram success.

Marketing – Starting up effectively

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Marketing is key for a start-up. No ifs or buts. Whether you look at it over the top of product design or through its lens, marketing is one of only two directly result-driving activities in any organization not being a first-line cost. Defining your brand to test, campaign and re-evaluate outwards from it will affect your customer base and revenue – unfailingly, one way or another.

Here is the approach I have taken in start-up settings to break the early stage stalemate between limited resource and business idea potential. Partly very different from what is my usual advice in scaling, mid-market or corporate stages, these are my

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Basic Startup Marketing Rules:

Managing Financials – in good and bad times

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Finance is probably the top topic for many entrepreneurs – especially now in the Corona crisis. In hard times, negative feelings around money might arise. Some no longer respond to payment reminders, do not open letters or fall back too quickly on credit offers that are actually unattractive.

In the following, I will describe the strategy I have used to manage my personal money and the finances of my companies for the last 5 years.

Basic Money Rules: