“Help me make more monnnneeeeeeeeeeyyyyy!” Many people start businesses because of a moment of “Eureka”! They are in love with (Blank). Someone asks them to provide (blank) and hands them dollars for a job well done. The person providing (blank) thinks “I love this stuff and someone PAID me to do it?”. So they hang up […]
Category Archives: When You are Starting out
Not sure what to do to get your business started? Start with these posts first
It always seems like time is the enemy. You aren’t making enough money because you can’t seem to get everything done? There is too much “to do” and not enough time. I hear this scenario all of the time from entrepreneurs. I woke up motivated, Malla. I had a PLAN! A few marketing tasks. Some […]
I’ve heard it a thousand times – “Malla, my service is perfect for E.V.E.R.Y.B.O.D.Y”. No it’s not. You can’t sell to everyone. But I get it. You need cash flow. You want to establish your business name. So you’ll sell to anyone who is willing to buy. Let me recommend you try it this way: […]
Don’t look up at the calendar. But in a few days, it’s going to be 2014. Are you ready for your business to earn more revenue, take on more clients and be able to give more value away? Or are you still wondering…what the heck happened to your 2013 wish list? Well have no fear! […]
Starting a business is a funny thing. You start out with one idea and before you know it…it’s blossomed into a multi-national $40 million company with 10,000 employees. You are making moves and raking in the dough. Why? Because you have no shortage of good ideas. And ideas are great. But the big difference for […]
A friend of a friend reached out to me recently for help on finding a location for her business. She has her Masters in Education and wants to start a childcare center in her community. As we started talking I realized that she had a challenge that many start-up entrepreneurs face: How do I […]
One of the biggest mistakes I see entrepreneurs make during their startup….. Not assessing the skills they need to run a business. Yes, you need to figure if you’ll incorporate or not. Your office location is sorta important. And you’ll definitely need startup funds. (But has anyone heard of bootstrapping til you make it?) But […]
Not sure you can make money doing what you love? You can! Even if you want to start a service based business. First if you haven’t read Part 1 – check it out! There is a way to combine your talents into a business model that pays. Check out the two tips below.
Is there something that you love to do? A talent you have? Something that you know you are good at? I remember the first time that I “found” one of my talents. I had to teach a group of rowdy 6th graders in an afterschool program when the main instructor failed to show up. I […]
Dislike marketing? Rather be spending time DOING your business rather than finding customers? I get it. Check out my suggestions in my first post. We are not going after perfection here. But you need a plan. So have fun with your strategy day first and then come back to Step #2 and #3.