How could this be you ask?
Business owners or wanna be business owners have so many options these days, it’s amazing.
With the Internet, you can reach millions of people to sell your products or services, you just may not know how to do that and need to learn.
In fact, it’s been tested by some of the big internet players out there that much of the marketing and advertising options that cost money don’t work as well as the free strategies that are available to anyone.
Therefore, it’s true, you can start a business with no money.
Now of course it’s important that you have a website and some business cards and those may cost some money. However, if you have the right, product, program or service that people want and you go out and talk to people about it, you can literally sell it if you provide the value and give a good offer.
Meaning you can take payment on the spot! I’ve done it, most of my clients have done it. We don’t just sit around waiting for the website to be done to start selling; you can sell immediately.
When people like, trust and connect with you, they don’t always need to see your site, references or any print marketing materials before they are willing to invest.
For those of you who aren’t as comfortable talking about yourself and what you offer then this can be a bit more challenging so you want to learn how to get over this. Makes sense right?
Now don’t get me wrong you do want all the basics building a business the right way from the start can give you but you can do that while or shortly after you start making money with ‘your thing’.
Now the challenge becomes either what is ‘your thing’ or how to offer/sell ‘your thing’ because what you may think is going to work may not.
That’s not your fault though, we aren’t born with the skills we need to be a successful entrepreneur. We aren’t really even taught those stills in college or masters programs in fact.
Entrepreneurial skills are more effective and up-to-date when learned by someone else doing what you want to do, someone who’s been where you are and can show you how to get where they are now, they could be teaching what you need to learn, making the kind of money you want to make or living the lifestyle you want to live.
That’s how I got to where I am in my business. I started with a shoestring budget which was basically a few thousands dollars I borrowed from my mom. I hired a coach who helped me FOCUS on WHAT to do and went out and networked every week and I followed up; and I got clients! As I grew the number of clients I had, I began investing in the other basic business necessities I needed like a website, marketing materials, an assistant, other technology and systems, etc.
That first coach helped steer me in the right direction but even then, they didn’t have the type of entrepreneurial training program or process that I really could have used, hardly anyone does even still to this day.
That’s what I saw a couple years ago that was missing…
No wonder some small business owners and entrepreneurs still don’t really know how to build a successful business or what it takes to start getting clients or what the basics of building a successful business really are!
That’s why I’ve been running my Jumpstart Your Business in 90 Days Virtual Bootcamp for almost 2 years now with such success for its participants – its exactly what most entrepreneurs need to fill in the gaps, lay out the entire plan, show you the how to do everything, set up the basic systems and marketing to build a successful business and more!
I look forward to working with you to help you get a jumpstart on your marketing and your business!
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