Over the last five years there has been an explosion of business support for birth professionals. All doula training organizations now include business training. In addition, there are a bevy of stand-alone business training workshops and courses to choose from. I've compiled some of the best of the best into one list. Every one has a unique perspective. Some are totally self paced, some involve group or individual mentorship, some are in person workshops. Hopefully you can find one that fits your needs!
- Bloom Business Solutions: Of course I would be remiss if I didn't mention my own complete business courses Grow Your Doula Business and Grow Your Placenta Business. I also offer small group coaching programs on a semi annual basis, including Bloom SEO School and Double Your Doula Inquiries.
- Inspired Birth Pro: Darlene offers a variety of helpful articles, paid templates a free Facebook support group and private coaching. https://www.inspiredbirthpro.com/start-here/
- Center for the Childbearing Year: Patty Brennan has been coaching doulas in business for many years. She offers in person workshops, online courses, books and workbooks for building your business. http://center4cby.com/doula-business-development/
- 100% Doula: Alice's Business Foundations Course is a group coaching program that includes self paced modules, live webinars and a Facebook support group. http://100percentdoula.teachable.com/p/biz-foundation-course
- Heart Soul Business: Headed up by the lovely Jessica English (who has extensive experience running doula agencies) & Sarah Juliusson (who is a webdesign and SEO specialist). At this point in time they offer some in person workshops, 1 to 1 coaching and a free business support Facebook group. http://heartsoulbusiness.com/trainings/
- Childbirth Professionals International: The only completely free doula business course that I could find, this is completely open to the public (no registration required). It's mostly focused on setting up your business but there is some marketing information. http://thechildbirthprofession.com/savvy-doula-business/
- Bebo Mia: Bianca and Natasha offers several levels of online coaching. There is a DIY self paced program, 1 to 1 coaching and a live online group coaching program. http://www.bebomia.com/doula-business-school/
- Birth Arts International: This doula training company also offers a stand alone, self paced, online business course open to all birth professionals. http://www.birtharts.com/business-of-birth-prosperity-course.htm
- DONA International: DONA offers a series of watch-anytime webinars in addition to offering business sessions during it's yearly conferences. https://www.dona.org/continuing-education/business-webinars/
- Doula Trainings International: The is a suite of online, self paced courses on the topics of branding, sustainability, interviews and client meetings. http://learn.doulatrainingsinternational.com/bundles/business-toolkit
- Childbirth International: Their self paced business course is available in both print and online versions. They also offer a mentoring upgrade if you want some personal coaching. http://childbirthinternational.com/portfolio/business-birth/
- Baby Planners Inc: Mostly directed towards baby planners but also useful for other birth professionals. They offer a self paced free business kickstart and a paid business mastery online course. https://babyplannerinc.mykajabi.com/
If you feel like I missed someone awesome, shoot me an email: bloombizsolutions at gmail.