[00:00:00] Hey there. This is Julie B and you’re listening to, they Don’t Teach This In Business School. I’m so glad to have you with me today, and thank you for being here. Today’s episode is an update on our mission to help 1 million business owners by 2032. I plan to do these quarterly for now. So this episode is going to look at the results of the first quarter of 2023.
I feel like I need a drum roll here and maybe my editor will put one in. So drum roll please. In the first quarter of 2023, we helped 10,480 business owners, 10,480. I have goosebumps just saying that. It’s so exciting when you start to see your vision and your mission come alive. So you may be wondering how do we help them?
Well, it’s primarily through content speaking, engagements and coaching. Everything I do [00:01:00] these days is all about helping business owners and it feels really great to know that in three months we helped over 10,000 of them. You may be wondering how I calculate this. Well, after a lot of thought, consideration and tracking, we decided to use a mix of views, impressions.
Podcast downloads, follower counts from social media, opens on emails, people, and attendance at events that I speak to, website visitors and clients. We only use one number per platform though, so for example, an Instagram. Last quarter I had 494 followers, but I had over 5,500 views. Of the content. So we actually count that 5,500 views, but do not double count the 494 followers because we’re assuming that those followers were within that total view number.
And because I fully recognize [00:02:00] that sometimes business owners engaged with me on more than one channel, I actually cut the number in half. So that 10,480 business owners is after cutting the total views. Of our content and half now, I get really excited when I think about this and when I talk about it because I believe business owners are so important to our communities.
I know they’re important. I see their positive impact almost every day in my own local community. I’m helping business owners so that they can continue to make positive impacts in their own communities. If you had asked me two years ago if I thought I would run a media company that helped over 10,000 business owners in one quarter, I would have honestly blocked at the possibility, and now I can’t wait to report the time that we helped a hundred thousand business owners in one quarter.
Does anyone wanna bet on when that will be? [00:03:00] All that I know is that it isn’t a matter of if, it’s a matter of when, and I’m looking forward to the journey that I’m on to get there. I’m glad that you’re on this journey with me as well. Now, if you liked today’s episode, please leave a review, follow me and share it.
You have a seat at the table towards this mission. There are a lot of ways that you can help. I think if we all work together in 2032, We’ll all be able to look back and say, helping 1 million business owners was not nearly a big enough goal. I’m Julie. B and they don’t teach this in business school.