Free guide - 7 steps to start your business

Starting a business? Got lots of questions?

You know that starting a business comes with plenty of challenges, and you are up for it. Here’s some tips to help focus on what to do next, what’s important and check your on track.

 

Our free guide: 7 Steps to Start your Business is unashamedly marketing biased because when you are starting out, getting your first customer, then your next, then your next is your core focus.

There are a million and one things to think about. From getting set up to making that first precious sale, to the next, and the next.

That’s before you start thinking about all the possible marketing platforms, channels and tactics.

Is LinkedIn the best place, what’s working, what’s not? Should I advertise? Which expert is going to get it right for my business? What do I do myself? What do I pay to get done? What do I do first? What do I do next?

(Hint: The answer is NOT on YouTube, or following an expert on any social media channel.)

“Why not?”

Because they don’t know your situation, your business and where you are at.

Free resources to help you start your business

There’s a range of great FREE help available for any new business:

  • The 7 Steps to Start your Business Guide – this guide is unashamedly marketing biased, because when you are starting out, getting your first customer, then your next, then your next is your core focus. As well, as setting up strong foundations for future sustainable, profitable growth and impact.
  • The Business lifecycle quiz – Understanding where you are in the 7 Business Lifecycle Stages does two things. 1) It is a great way to start understand your current situation, where you are at in the business lifecycle and what you need to focus on – the key steps to get to the next growth stage. 2) It’s part of a comprehensive growth model and helps you clearly see your future path.
  • Your local council’s economic development team (on the Mornington Peninsula, visit MPBusiness.com.au). Local goverment’s support local businesses to support the local economy, jobs, etc. Sign-up for their email newsletters, and get in touch to learn about what support they offer (including grants).
  • Your state government business department. In Victoria, that’s Business Victoria. Again, sign-up for the newsletter and get in touch to learn about grants, support programs, etc.
  • Business Facebook / LinkedIn groups. The quality of these that can vary, some our spammy, some offer great opportunities to connect with similar businesses and business owners (in amidst the inevitable sales pitches).

To help you get more clarity and focus we also offer strategic workshops. These sessions can literally save you thousands of dollars, and countless hours going in the wrong direction. When you start a business there are slick sales pages and advertisements of online guru’s, technology platforms and many others all targeting you (thanks to smart advertising). They offer you dream outcomes when they don’t know the first thing about you or your business.

The choices you make at the start of your business are critical to it’s early growth and sustainability. The challenge is, when you are first starting your business the Internet is literally the place you turn to research – and it’s full of ‘advice’ that can cost you a lot of money.

Get in touch with local advisors, accountants and experts that can help you.

Free guide - 7 steps to start your business

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The choices you make at the start of your business are critical to it’s early growth and sustainability.

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