Once upon a time, long long ago, there were five maidens who all hailed from different lands.
There was Francesa of Brescia, a Mistress of Ideas.
Angelika of Deutschland, Mistress of Management.
Maria of the República Portuguesa, Mistress of Scribes.
Lucy of Great Britain, Mistress of Creation and Design.
and Natalie of the United States of America, Mistress of the Quill.
Together they combined their talents to create a parcel, a parcel capable of withstanding the harshest conditions, and with which one could carry sustenance over any terrain, while retaining an upmost fashion sense of course.
They worked tirelessly on this parcel, and when it was completed, prepared to release it to the nearby townspeople, to better enable them in their travels and encourage proper nourishment.
A little less of this.
and a little more of this
And so they prepared.
Financials, Market Strategies, Research, because in order to bestow upon the townspeople this creation of splendor, they had quite a few obstacles to overcome….
The worst of them being, the dreaded and ever deadly…
The maidens had to battle 7 Dragons.
You see beyond these Dragons lay the only path to reach the townspeople, and so the maidens had to devise a plan to defeat them, for the betterment of mankind.
And so they got together, to devise a plan.
It took days upon days, until finally they agreed, there was no way they could take these Dragons by force, if they were to emerge victorious, they must sooth the Dragons with their intellect.
And so they created their Business Pitch.
A collection of information on their philosophy, product, research, target customers, marketing, and financial planning.
They were ready for battle.
It was time to journey forth.
As they approached the deadly Dragons, the feelings were grim. Were the maidens well armed? Had they trained enough? Worked hard enough?
But the time for training was over.
The battle had begun.
The Maidens commenced the attack, hoping to beat down the Dragons with all they had prepared. They were only given 5 minutes to fight, and in this short amount of time, not much damage can be done. The Maidens worked hard and strong, but before they knew it, the 5 minutes were spent, and the Dragons now had the opportunity to retaliate.
They attacked the Maidens with everything they had, their questions piercing straight through the Maidens defenses with little effort.
“Will the product withstand refrigeration?”
“Do you really see parents purchasing this for their children?”
“Are you sure you’re marketing to the correct target group?”
But the Maidens remained resilient, they were not deterred.
In Fact, they were more determined then ever,
And even though the Dragon’s had fought very hard, the Maidens had still emerged…..
They had survived their first Dragon’s Den.
They were prepared to move forth and introduce their creation to the townspeople.
And they were better prepared for any new obstacles they may encounter.
And most importantly, they would be better prepared for the Dragons in their next encounter!