Women of Cincy Launches Notice Agency
We are thrilled to announced the launch of Notice, an agency dedicated to shaping the stories of women-owned, women-led, and women-empowering businesses. Notice is run by two of Women of Cincy's founding partners, Kiersten Feuchter and Chelsie Walter, and powered by the Women of Cincy community.
In November, we officially became an LLC known as Women of Cincy Collective. The company will include two branches: Women of Cincy, as we know and love it, and Notice. Notice will pull from the incredible talent and community that already exists with Women of Cincy.
Is Women of Cincy going to change?
Of course, we're still always coming up with new ideas that support our four pillars – storytelling, community, collaboration, and mentorship – but the only major change you'll be seeing will be in support of our goal of becoming financially self-sustainable. In the coming months, we'll be working to establish a new sponsorship model that will allow us to partner with like-minded organizations who can help us reach that goal.
Back to Notice. Why is it needed?
There’s a gap in the realm of small business branding – especially for women entrepreneurs. It’s no secret that women are generally less invested in – just ask Harvard Business Review, Marketplace, Fortune, and more. Women received just 2% of venture capitalist money in 2016, despite owning 38% of the country’s businesses.
As designers and storytellers, we want to play a role in changing those numbers. It takes a story to attract money, and in the branding world, it typically takes a lot of money to shape that story.
Yes, quality branding costs money. But for us, it’s not about the big client with a wad of cash. It’s about the ideas that make us get up out of our chairs and say yes. The world needs that. It’s about working with our clients to make sure those ideas come to light, even if it means starting small. And of course, starting small is only the beginning.
So, what does Notice actually do?
We offer a range of communication services designed to help people say to their communities, "My work matters, and here's why." We're passionate about graphic design, photography, storytelling, copywriting, social media, and more.
When you support Women of Cincy, you support Notice, and vice versa. Here are a few ways to get involved:
- Follow @noticecincy on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
- Check out the new website
- Join the Women of Cincy team
- Nominate a woman for Women of Cincy to interview
- Subscribe to the Women of Cincy newsletter
As always, we couldn't do it without you. Thanks for all of your support!