Certainly, entrepreneurs believe in building up a venture and taking it to the next level from venture to business and then to a company in the long run. But more often than not an entrepreneur with a very short term goal, don’t plan well with a long term vision. This lack of vision affects 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who thereby crash and burn within the first 18 months of the business inception. It’s not too late to silence the chatter around you and create a sustainable business model like this one.
A 120 years ago, a woman named Marie Kirkland of Council Bluffs, Iowa, placed an ad in a local newspaper asking women to meet to plan a “social” as she wanted to build an organization that would empower women to be the best in whatever they could be. That too in a very short time and when women were not supposed to be educated, conduct business, own life insurance, vote, or assume leadership roles in the community by leading a key to definite success.
- Try to develop and communicate your prominent vision with colleagues
As an example to be referred to Kirkland’s social circle, where the women became aligned with a unified vision designed to protect themselves, financially and significantly empower the same for improving their lives, families, and thereby communities. This particular foundation is believed to have sustained as Royal Neighbors, which has further grown beyond its life insurance offerings. Today they help with providing member benefits which also includes scholarship opportunities, health and retail discounts, with participation in volunteer activities that give back to communities through the organization’s local chapters, all of which help women achieve their specific goals.
- Beginners should try to build a collaborative environment around them
By the year, 1905 Royal Neighbors was one of the only insurers in the U.S. which consisted of an all-female sales force. Only since then they have finely developed their women LEAD program to collaborate and work hands on with their independent female agents. According to the CEO and company`s president, these collaborative efforts are imparted to the agents through various progressive ways and they cover business basics by creating a marketing plan, improving the techniques involved and finally enhancing the social media presence.
- Ensure that you stay relevant
Things change with time in today’s world, although some of them not fast enough. Either way the product or service that is produced needs to stay relevant to meet the specific needs and desires of today’s customer as well as an employee. Royal Neighbors was founded at a time when women were not allowed to vote or own property and today, the eminent statistical report assure that women and men are nearly equal in numbers when they enter a profession, where only 8 percent of women make it to the top executive roles. There may be a variety of reasons that women fall off along the way, but the managers help women in concentrating on their capabilities.
- Show humanity by paying back to the community
The program has helped women provide transitional housing to other women and their families alongside establishing a maternity home for homeless teens, fight against sex trafficking, and create anti-bullying as well as self-esteem programs. According to the manager, many thousand dollar grant is available this year, and the nomination process is underway which was earlier disturbed since the program commenced in the year 2007.
- Innovation in the business
Cancer is a kind of illness which can terrify anyone and threatens to be a form of financial devastation. In view of addressing this issue for the 60 percent of the workforce women represent, the company created a suite of products which also consists of a whole life insurance policy and a cancer waiver of the premium rider. The waiver is also designed to protect women under the age of 60 if they are diagnosed with any cervical, ovarian, or breast cancer at Stage two and even higher than that. This rider waives premiums for two consecutive years and significantly eliminates the stress of introducing life insurance payments so that valuable energy and resources can be used for some significant purpose and you get time to spend with loved ones.
- Change course as per the requirement that should be more efficient
People launch their company intending it to look and feel in an expected way, with very specific offerings. Entrepreneurs are often surprised a year or two down the road when they begin to realize their product has evolved into something they didn’t even have expected before and now have to serve an entirely different audience. Just as the business Royal Neighbors has done with their programs and product offerings that always have been poised to pivot as it involves both environment and participant.
- Inspire others
The company Royal Neighbors currently has a significant number of chapters nationwide that also work within their communities on the finest level. These chapters contribute in focusing women events that are meant only to inspire as well as empower others specifically in their communities and thereby encouraging volunteerism.