New Business Resources
This page provides resources for New Business Owners to support you on your entrepreneurial journey. Check regularly! Content will be updated often. Scroll down for resources that can be downloaded, links to newsletters and online resources, and links to business professionals with services that support new business growth:
- Downloads: Instructional and topical PDFs full of information to support you during the start-up phase of your business
- Links: to newsletters and online resources geared to new businesses
- Links: to business professionals offering services that will make a positive impact on your success and move you from start-up to growth
The Truth About Trades
Trading services can sound like a good idea to a new business owner on a tight budget. This download offer tips to make sure it is the right decision for your business.
How “DIY” Can Hurt Your New Business
Do-It-Yourself can seem like the only option to a new business owner waiting for cash flow to stabilize. This download shares a side-by-side VALUE comparison between DIY and hiring a design professional. Download now to check your assumptions.
How to Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck
If you’ve never worked with a graphic design professional before, this download will tell you what to expect, industry terminology and what it means, and what to ask for to make sure you get the biggest bang for your buck!
Build Your Brand Style Guide
If you’ve worked with a design professional to design a logo and create a brand for your business, you should have been given a style guide. If you didn’t receive one, request it now. This download explains what a Style Guide is and how to use it. It also outlines how to request one from your design professional, if one wasn’t provided to you.
Reap the Reward of Research
If you aren’t certain about the pain points of your ideal clients, this download is for you. It walks you through the process to conduct a simple, short survey so you can learn the answers directly from your ideal clients. It then explains how to use the results to refine your messaging and offerings.
Newsletters and Websites
Subscribe to “Double Take” the Newsletter for New Businesses
Receive monthly news on the latest trends, tips for new business owners, plus personal reflections on the entrepreneurial journey.
Topics for 2020 include:
- Presenting your business using SEO
- Presenting your business using social media
- Presenting your business using email marketing
- Presenting your business using workshops or speaking engagements
- Presenting your business using video
- Presenting your business using interactivity and animation
- Presenting your business using networking
- and more
Business Know How: Newsletter sign-up
This website is full of information for entrepreneurs. It includes links to answer questions about legal and online issues, as well as providing business ideas, marketing ideas and more.
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Barb Hubbard: Vestigo Coaching
Barb offers affordable coaching and accountability options for distracted and time-challenged entrepreneurs to support them in becoming focused and productive. She enjoys working with women who are making the shift from the corporate world to start their own business as well as those who have (or suspect they may have) ADHD.
Katie Collins: Coach Katie Collins
Katie Collins is a sales boosting, client generating Business Strategist who helps coaches and online experts get over their fear of sales and visibility so they can make the impact—and the income—they pictured when they first started their business.
Rathna Ramakrishnan: Small Biz Unboxed
As a Grow with Google Partner, we know the ins and outs of helping your amazing business be found online! Imagine showing up on the top in Google search when someone is looking for your services! This is easily achievable with a concerted SEO plan for your website as well as your digital online presence. We can help you use data – free data that is readily accessible to help you unleash the true potential of your business. Don’t be complacent with just a website and posting on social media, this is the year to grow and scale, we can help you achieve that with a clear digital online marketing plan!
Shelley Iverson: Shelley’s Social Media, LLC
Shelley’s objective is to continue to conveniently enhance unique social media to stay relevant in tomorrow’s world. From community recognition to search engine optimization and reaching more customers online, she can provide a wealth of unique and metric-driven tools to accomplish your goals as a small and medium-sized business. She knows how to do it – and she loves it!
Let’s Work Together
TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS
Schedule a consultation phone call with me and tell me about your entrepreneurial journey. I’d love to hear how you came to start your business and why you chose this particular business. Then, if we are a good fit, I will send you my “Build Your Business Brand” packet and we’ll start our journey working together. Click on the “Let’s Talk” link to get started.