Six Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting My Etiquette Business

Six Things I Wish I Had Known When Starting My Etiquette Business

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Pitching your expertise as a newly certified and trained etiquette expert to non-profits can be a valuable opportunity to offer your services and make a positive impact. 

This article shows you how to pitch non-profits as an etiquette expert -whether you are new or have experience.

How to Non-Profits and an Etiquette Expert

Steps to Effectively Pitch Services as a New Etiquette Expert

  • Research Non-Profits: Identify non-profit organizations whose missions align with your expertise in etiquette. Look for organizations that could benefit from etiquette training for their staff, volunteers, donors, or the populations they serve.
  • Understand Their Needs: Before reaching out, take the time to understand the specific needs and challenges of each non-profit. Consider how improved etiquette and interpersonal skills could enhance their operations, fundraising efforts, community engagement, or other aspects of their work.
  • Craft a Compelling Pitch: Develop a concise and compelling pitch that highlights the value you can bring to the non-profit. Focus on how your expertise in etiquette can help them achieve their goals, improve their professional image, and enhance their relationships with stakeholders.
  • Tailor Your Approach: Customize your pitch for each non-profit based on their mission, goals, and challenges. Personalize your message to demonstrate that you’ve done your homework and understand their unique needs.
  • Highlight Benefits: Clearly articulate the benefits of etiquette training for the non-profit, such as improved communication, enhanced teamwork, increased professionalism, and stronger relationships with donors, clients, and the community.
  • Provide Examples or Testimonials: If you have prior experience working with non-profits or other organizations, provide examples or testimonials that demonstrate the impact of your expertise. Highlight successful outcomes and positive feedback from past clients.
  • Offer a Solution: Propose a tailored solution or package of services that addresses the specific needs of the non-profit. This could include workshops, seminars, individual coaching sessions, or ongoing consulting support.
  • Be Professional and Polite: When reaching out to non-profits, maintain a professional and polite demeanor. Respect their time and priorities, and be prepared to follow up as needed.
  • Follow Up: After making your initial pitch, follow up with the non-profit to answer any questions they may have and discuss next steps. Persistence and proactive communication can help keep your proposal top of mind.
  • Be Flexible: Be open to negotiating terms and adapting your proposal to meet the non-profit’s budgetary constraints or scheduling preferences. Flexibility and willingness to accommodate their needs can increase your chances of securing a partnership.

Related Article: How to Teach Charm School Using Manners To Go

Building Relationships with Non-Profits  As an Etiquette Expert

Remember, relationships takes time, so be patient and persistent in your efforts. 

By demonstrating the value of your expertise and how it can benefit their organization, you can position yourself as a valuable partner in their mission.

Here is a FREE Guide to Help YOU Start a Business Teaching Manners to Children


6 Things Needed to start an etiquette business

Here Are Your Next Steps

Step 1

Get to Know Manners To Go™

Most likely, you will want to get to know us. Feel free to call or email us. Click on the links below. We are happy to discuss the details with you.

Step 2

Decide on the best training option for you

We offer two trainings to become certified to teach manners to children:

Professional Consultant Certification - Live video training

Option #1:

“Live” Video Training

If you are looking to start immediately and save money on travel and time, then this is your best option.You choose the dates of our trainings. Most choose to have their sessions once a week, others twice. This is a “live” and private training. It is NOT self-guided.

2 Day Etiquette Certificate Training

Option #2:

Two-Day In-Person

PRIVATE Training.  That’s right, we meet in person, the two of us and our focus is completely on your business.  Click the image above or follow the button below to learn more and to see a list of cities available for your training.

Step 3

Receive the curriculum and book your training dates

Upon payment, you receive the curriculum. Next, we will send an email asking you to schedule your first training date.

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