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I have left my former company which was a joint venture and started up independently. This is done with personal savings and no loans I am trying to run with practically no capital, seems to be working so far,

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What do you need to know? Seems like you came on here to say you are doing just fine. Publié il y a 2 semaines
July 2, 2019
I guess it does sound like that. However I feel like I am missing some information that may impact on my operation. I don't know what I don't know. Hoping to learn from others challenges. Publié il y a 2 semaines
July 2, 2019
Fair, We can start with where do you think you need work/improvement and work from there? Publié il y a 2 semaines
July 3, 2019
I started and ran an enterprise in the manner you have described for 10 years. The following is what I learned the hard way that allowed me to stay in business:1. Do not promise what you cannot deliver 2. Do not overextend your resources and get a reputation for poor performance. 3. Do not tell the customer what he or she wants to hear. Tell them what they need to know. They will respect you for it. 4. Network constantly on professional sites such as Linked In, Quora, Alignable and others. Use Groups and Q&A features to accumulate an "Expert" rating from peers in your field. 5. Blog like there is no tomorrow. A blog is quite different than a web site. Provide good, solid information free of charge and use blog searches for synergistic businesses to team with. Teaming is an absolute necessity these days. 6. Be prepared to provide information, samples and valuable service gratis as a marketing tool. Introduce yourself and then immediately engage the client with your presentation tools available to bring your expertise to whatever topic they are interested in. Let them take you where they want to go with their concerns and their needs. Apply your presentation tools and expertise dynamically on the fly in a sincere manner to those concerns and needs and you will be in demand for follow up business. 7. Quote and bill what the client can afford and grow with them (in content and resources). 8. Be dedicated to working yourself out of a job with a specific customer and having your client take over by training. They will remember you and recommend you to 10 others. 9. Remember growth is a function of persistence and foresight. Know where your market is headed and get their first - then write and speak about your success indirectly by helping others. Demonstrate humility and a satisfaction in helping others succeed. They will find ways to give you credit. There are ways of tooting your horn without making peoples' lights go out. 10. Word of mouth advertising from pleased clients is a sure ticket to success. Publié il y a 2 semaines
July 7, 2019
Most excellent answer Kenneth. Definately things to think about. I guess I need to spend time working on the business more. I tend to get stuck in the day to day, week to week physical aspects and forget to apply my mind to the big picture stuff. I have been booking time out in my calendar to do this. I just need to be more disciplined and make that time count. Publié il y a 2 semaines
July 7, 2019
Most excellent answer Kenneth. Definately things to think about. I guess I need to spend time working on the business more. I tend to get stuck in the day to day, week to week physical aspects and forget to apply my mind to the big picture stuff. I have been booking time out in my calendar to do this. I just need to be more disciplined and make that time count. Publié il y a 2 semaines
July 7, 2019
Hi Pascal, I guess client acquisition/ marketing would be my biggest challenge. I know the job, my customer demographic etc. Just getting new customers is the challenge. I dont have a big budget for advertising and have been plugging away boosting Facebook posts which is slowly getting my brand recognized. What else can I do? Publié il y a 2 semaines
July 7, 2019
So to branch off of Kens point about using a blog. If you need more customers but don’t want to pay a professional look up SEO (search engine optimization) you bombard the internet with your content and eventually you can reach the front page of google. I’ve done that before with a company I cofounded. Luckily the name was unique enough that it wasn’t too difficult. Publié il y a 1 semaine
July 9, 2019
So to branch off of Kens point about using a blog. If you need more customers but don’t want to pay a professional look up SEO (search engine optimization) you bombard the internet with your content and eventually you can reach the front page of google. I’ve done that before with a company I cofounded. Luckily the name was unique enough that it wasn’t too difficult. Publié il y a 1 semaine
July 9, 2019
One example I can give is if your company was called nailsandsteel or something like that. You could blog from a tab in your website and post small snippets about how to use nails and steel in certain situations. In the blog itself you could state that you want your keyword or whatever google or other crawler sites will use to look that up, to be nails and steel. You post a lot of content and eventually if your name is unique enough you’ll make front page of google. Could go like: Nails and steel can be used for a variety of things nails can be used to hammer and steel can be used to reinforce like in girders for construction etc. here at nails and steel company we will help guide the consumer to their needs regarding all things nails and steel. Keyword: nails and steel That’s just a quick example. Other factors go into SEO like how new is the content? Is it being updated? Etc. that’s why when you see articles from like 2 years ago pop up in google is because the author updated it. Things like that go a long way. Publié il y a 1 semaine
July 9, 2019
How many clients do you have? Have you asked those clients for referrals? Do people know the problem you are solving? How many new people each week do you share your business story with? What are you most stuck with? Publié il y a 1 semaine
July 10, 2019