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Emily Gorsky, Copywriting & Content Marketing
I think the type of people who shouldn't start a business are those who need stability and predictability, and who aren't comfortable wearing many hats. There's nothing wrong with being someone who isn't business-oriented, it doesn't mean they aren't hardworking. However, individuals who are highly specialised in one certain area might find it challenging to adapt to the uncertain terrain of entrepreneurship. That being said, anyone can try to start a business by learning the skills needed and being able to delegate tasks. It's not really off-limits for anyone, but your success really depends if you're the type of person who thrives when working for yourself.
It's my first question. Please be gentle. Hypothetically, marketing with a $100 budget. What would you do?
Some great answers here! I specifically like Steve's approach.
$100 gets you a lot of coffee meetings. My twist on the same idea is to get onto linked in, find your target audience, connect and meet them in Real Life. Business is about relationships so if you only get 5 good leads from your 50 coffee meetings you are on your way.
All the advice given has merit, but if you need a website you can achieve it on your budget. If you use Word Press their is no charge and you can develop the site yourself - there are lots of instructional videos on YouTube. Even if you have never done it before you can have a decent website (it would cost around $2000 from a web designer) up and running in a day or so.
You can get a domain name for very little and hosting comes really cheap. I have a code for Host Gator which will give you 25% normal hosting packages (if you are interested use pjdsavv813) when you take one of the hosting packages, they are all available on monthly plans so you dont have to commit for long term contracts. This will allow you to have as many domain names as you want for the same hosting cost.
If anyone else wishes to use the code - please feel free.
Once you have this set up you can add pages and even offers, these can be promoted via your free channels such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and the like...
Its a good idea to link these accounts where possible and appropriate to do so. This means you only have to write it once but it appears in several sites.
Emily Gorsky, Copywriting & Content Marketing
Aweber and Convert Kit are great for the price, I know of a few people who use those as the main alternatives to MailChimp. I also remember someone mentioning that Campaign Monitor is one to avoid because it's expensive and isn't any better than the alternatives.
Roman Daneghyan, Chief Marketing Officer at Renderforest
We use MailJet.
It's very easy to use.
The best feature that I love, is that you can filter and export Only Opened mail lists from your campaigns.
And also their prices are good.
You can read reviews of MailJet here.
Personally, I enjoy sotry telling style podcasts and conversations rather than a more monologuw style of podcast. I left lectures behind when I graduated from uni!
Some of my favourite buseinss-related podcasts are:
Confessions of a Misfit Entrepreneur
Side Hustle School
Adventures in Branding
I also enjoy a few gneeral knowledge podcasts:
Hi Andrea, I find podcasts an awesome way to stay up to date and to ingest nuggets of information around my hobbies and interests without it eating into my day. Best times to listen are in the car / waiting for the bus/ on the bus,/ between appoinments etc.
My favourites at the moments are
The Trader Cobb Crypto Podcast
I Love Real Estate
The Abundant Aritist
Ted Talks Daily
Momentum for the Entrepreneur (Alex Charfen) - Any Entrepreneur needs to listen to this one just for his fabulous introduction!
What are yours?
Scaling an organization is hard enough on its own but how about scaling the culture and values of a lean startup into a larger business? Do you know someone who has successfully scaled up from a small team into a business without losing the lean qualities? People talk about SAFe and Portfolio Kanban software but was wondering if there are some personal success stories here.
Jef Lippiatt, Owner at Startup Chucktown
HI Anon, A simple google search will uncover hundred of successful companies that started from small beginings. Most big businesses were once small businesses.
From Inc.com - the top 6 companies that started in a garage are: Google, Amazon, Disney, Microsft, Apple and HP. Something to aspire to!
Short answer -no.
Directly from Facebook Help:
It's currently not possible to advertise for a Group using Facebook ads. You can create other types of ads though for a Page. Facebook Blueprint is a great introduction to creating ads: https://www.facebook.com/blueprint/?ref=u2u
You can learn how to create an ad here: https://www.facebook.com/help/633662000000451/?ref=u2u
You can learn about the different placements you can choose from for your ads here: https://www.facebook.com/help/407108559393196/?ref=u2u
You can also get very specific with your targeting options: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/433385333434831/?ref=u2u
How much it costs to advertise depends entirely on the amount of money you'd like to spend. You can learn about the cost of advertising here: https://www.facebook.com/help/214319341922580/?ref=u2u
Additionally, here are some resources to help you get started:
You might also want to check out these 10 Answers to FAQS, voted most useful by the community! → http://on.fb.me/1VaVR6b
Hi there, I'm looking for a way that I can take a "security bond" for an item that I'm renting out. Eg: I want to put my generator on Gum Tree for rent. The generator is worth $2,000 so I'd like to take a pre authorised payment of $1,000 just in case the renter doesn't return the item, or it's broken beyond repair. Does anyone know of a way that I can take a bond without the money having to come out of the renter's account? How can I insure it from damage? Thanks in advance.
Hi James - it appears that you have a link in the last sentence of your question to your answer. I am not sure if this is a system generated link or a marketing techinique you are using. Either way follow the link as it will asnwer your question. Cheers, Lisa.
As a startup, are there any discounted or free things/privileges you can have access to? If yes, what are they?
Hi Andrew, If you are in Australia then the BEC's (Business Enterprise Centres) are a good resource. They have business advisors on staff that will meet with you and advise you on what free resources are available. I would also try googling strings such as 'shoestring start-ups' 'free business resources' etc. Good Luck!
I am an HR Consultant and have 15 years of core HR experience but all of this experience has been outside Australia. I need to start my HR advisory business here in Perth, where I have recently migrated on a permanent residency.
How should I go about it? What is the best way to start an HR advisory business in Australia?
Hi Wajahat, I have not experience in the HR space per sea, however like all new businesses relationships are going to be your number one referral source for now. I would be creating some business cards and going to as many netwroking sessions as possible where I could be meeting business owners that are in need of HR advisory. Good Luck
Do you have experience with influencer marketing on Instagram? What was the cost and did it help your business?
Hi Phil, I haven't as yet, however have been considering it for a new product I have released. On reading on some business facebook groups I am a part of I have noticed that it can be quite hit and miss.
The biggest takeaway I have gotten from my research so far is ensure you have all the right paperwork ie contracts - branding specs etc in place is key. What are they going to do on your behalf (ie how many posts, what are they going to say, what hashtags etc they are going to use etc) and How are they going represent you , when , how often etc.
I was shocked to hear how many 'scammers' there are out there - with fake followers, bots etc that will not yeild any results.
I say Go for it! but, like all business - Do your own research and Due Diligence!