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Set up and Planning

  • Created a business plan
  • Performed a competitive analysis
  • Assessed the value of the market
  • Created a prototype
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Market Research

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Finances

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Sales

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Operations

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Grace Buchanan Entrepreneur

Location
Mexico, New York, United States of America
Venture Industry
Media/Publishing
Languages spoken
  • English
Recent Activity

What I need help with

My background as an entrepreneur

My current challenges

Nearly ready to reach out to publishers with new samples of my work. Concerned about contract terms. Would like feedback on my branding ideas.

Actions I’ve taken so far

Business plan >100 pages plus supporting spreadsheets. Updating my website. Learning to use my new equipment, obtained by a vocational rehabilitation grant. Networking with many (hundreds?) audiobook narrators. Listening to audiobook publishers talk about what they're looking for. Preparing my 2021 income tax return. Interacting with a business consultant.

My future goals

Record audiobooks, samples, and auditions daily for professional rates as a member of the SAG/AFTRA union. Earn enough to feel more financially secure so we can move to a place where we will feel like we're part of a community.

My motivations to work with a mentor

Let's put our heads together to see how we can make this happen! Share this adventure with me!


About my venture

Grace Buchanan audiobooks Started 2022

Performing audiobooks. Marketing to smaller to mid-sized niche audiobook publishers, as well as The Big Five publishing houses, and authors who publish independently. Recent upgrade to professional recording and audio engineering equipment. As a volunteer, over one million people listened to/downloaded my books within two years.

Countries of operation: United States of America