The Formerly Reluctant Entrepreneur Almost a year ago, I wrote my first post for this blog, The Reluctant Entrepreneur. Since then, I have interacted with amazing guest authors for the blog, attended WBC Business Essentials and Jump Start trainings almost weekly, completed the Build Your Dream Company Course twice, worked with WBC Business [...]
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Marketing on a Budget There are a variety of options for where and how to market your business. However, not all of them will be the most effective use of your time so it’s always important to keep you customer in mind while making your marketing plan. If you haven’t already, put [...]
Bootstrapping Your Business In my last blog post, Maximizing Your Resources, I talked about some non-monetary resources that you could utilize to get your business going. But, funding is always going to be an issue at some point, and often people’s first instinct is to try to get a loan or find [...]
Maximizing Your Resources What is the most important resource a business needs to get started? Chances are, one of the first things you thought of was money. However, there are a lot of resources you should consider before jumping straight to finances that could save you a lot of money in the [...]
Finding the Right Team Members: Analyze Your Strengths and Weaknesses to Build Your Team There’s a lot you need to know and do in order to succeed in business, more than any one person can really manage on their own. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to go out and [...]
Registering Your Business Yesterday, I sat down with our business consultant, Deb Bilbao, and she walked me through the process of getting my Federal EIN and registering my business. It took 30 minutes; 30 minutes and about a lifetime of second guessing what I was doing. But now, it’s done and my [...]
Choosing a Business Name and Entity Type Now that I’m about ready to register my business, I need to choose a name for my business. I have a name in mind but in Cindy Johnson’s guest post Picking the Right Name for Your Business, I learned that not all business names are [...]
How Do I Start My Business Plan? So far in the Build Your Dream Company course, I have defined the purpose behind starting my business, assessed my own skills and experience in my industry, and researched resources, target customers, and pricing models for my business. Now, it’s time for me to write [...]
Raising Capital for Your Business One of the most common issues I’ve heard people share for why they haven’t started or expanded their business is funding. In the “Launch a True Business Opportunity” module of Build Your Dream Company, it points out that it’s important to think about resources first and money [...]
Pitching Your Business Yesterday, I attended Entrecon at Utah Valley University. During the event, I listened to a presentation by Chad Kerby from InfusionSoft where he pointed out that people don’t buy from people they like, they buy from people they trust. He went on to quote David Horsager, “People trust the [...]