ARRGGHHH!! How do I get noticed??!!?? Six tips for growing your new business.

Waiting for customerTwo common questions we get are “How do I get my business started?” and  “How can I grow my new business?”.

Most solopreneurs don’t have a lot of excess cash and are trying to find economical methods for business growth.  The following six tips may help you expand your businesses at the local level:

1. For starters, we recommend Chris Guillebeau’s book The $100 Startup.  This book has some great case histories and ideas.

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How free workshops can help grow your business

Public SpeakingOne particular method that we believe in for growing a business is to offer free workshops.  You can usually advertise these workshops at no cost in your local newspaper.  (We can help you learn to set-up your workshops if this idea appeals to you.  Just let us know.)

The free workshops can accomplish several things:

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So, you want to start your own business? Watch out!

Success or failureSo, you want to start your own business? I am truly excited for you.

 I started my own business in 1978 because I was certain that I could build a better and cheaper stereo speaker than any that were available.  However, all I knew about stereo speakers at the time was how I loved playing my speakers loudly while enjoying my favorite music.  I knew nothing about the design details of stereo speakers. I had to learn some rudimentary details in a hurry.

Well, I blew through my retirement money (which I took out in cash from my “last” job) within 6 months  – and discovered I knew nothing about how to price or market the few speakers I was able to build every week.

I was near broke and in serious financial trouble.

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