“My time with Danielle could not have come at a better time. I decided to take my freelance design services to the next level – starting a design studio, and Step & Stone was the perfect way for me to get started, assess my priorities and put these priorities out in the world.
During my time with Danielle, she really helped me understand the different facets of running a business, how to structure these moving parts, and most importantly how to do so in a way that works for me. There is no one-way to run a business and Danielle helped me discover my way.
Before our time together, I only knew I wanted to create designs for organizations. By the end of our time together, I had a much better grasp on what kind of design I wanted to focus on, who specifically I wanted to work with, what the value of my services were, and how to talk about my business.
Danielle really helped me bring Talking Story Creative Studio to life!”
– Traci Yoshiyama
“Before working with Danielle I had a hunger to start a business, an idea I was quite interested in pursuing but I felt unsure of how to start. The idea of communicating who I am, what I am about and the value of my business felt overwhelming to me. I felt a lack of confidence and self-belief.
Through our work together, I increased my knowledge and competence when it comes to setting up a business. With the increased knowledge came increased confidence. I learned how to use other businesses and my own experience as a customer as a place for learning what works and what doesn’t work.
And I made $10,000 in revenue in only 1 month!”
– Olivia Munoru
“Immediately after working with Danielle, I felt much more knowledgeable in a lot of aspects of business. I became sure of what I wanted to achieve and how to put myself together to pursue my idea. Danielle went beyond the client relationship and presented herself as one who was actually part of making the project possible. With her support, I found my very first clients and made strong partnerships with an organisation to support my work in the community.”
– Bede Yaw Ansiri-Asafoakaa
“As a creative… numbers have never been my strong suit.. so as you can imagine, coming up with the right pricing for my products was not an easy feat.
Danielle helped me put value not just on my products but helped me better understand the value I give to customers and understand my bottom line.
Now I am confident when I present my products to the world because I know their worth and I know that the price is right!”
– Nthenya Mwendwa
“I really enjoyed working with Danielle and felt her approach and advice was both educated yet personal. Going through this program provided me with some vital answers that I was trying to find ways to figure out. I felt a lot more prepared to move forward with realistic goals and have a better idea of what level of business I need to reach before I can rely 100% on my business to meet my own financial needs. As my business develops, I continue to use tools from this program and play around with my numbers. I still find it so helpful!”
– Sienna Pulati