If there’s one thing the modern world of business is saying to entrepreneurs, it’s “you will never walk alone.” In this day and age, there is simply no legitimate reason why you have to be a complete ‘Solopreneur’. #TogetherWeRise
You have so many different and affordable tools at your disposal. Not only are you bombarded with information on how to set up your business, how to write a business plan, how to hire your first employee etc.
But you’re also bombarded with new ways to create marketing campaigns, logos, pitches, reports and interact with your customers. It’s little wonder that there are 28.8 million small businesses and over 200,000 businesses opened just last year. With various technologies, software and services at your disposal, there’s no reason why you should go it alone.
Too busy to answer?
When you first start gaining a little traction in your business, things are going to seem overwhelming. The demand for your product or service grows higher and higher, until one day you turn around to find you have almost 100 customers.
By the time this happens, you’re going to be so busy you won’t have time to answer every inquiring phone call. This is when your micro business can stagnate and even deflate. It’s due to a breakdown in communication.
In the beginning, you were able to return emails, speak on the phone with clients and run the business all at the same time. But when you hit triple digits, you won’t be able to keep all the plates spinning.
This is when it makes sense to hire a receptionist service. They take your calls and forward them to you within 2-3 minutes. You may also set your own personal greeting for the receptionist to give specific clients.
An artistic helping hand
You may have a brilliant business plan, but most people don’t have an artistic flair. You can always look to outsource your creative design objectives and have freelancer artists use their skills to make things for you.
Whether it be your logo, graphics for a brand exposure campaign or perhaps even design overlays for your products, using services like Fiverr and DesignHill is highly recommended. By no means do you have to give total control to the artists you hire.
Thanks to conferencing software you can swap your basic ideas and drawings and allow the freelancer to expand on them for a more professional design.
Altering your plans
There is a whole raft of services you can use to slowly but surely, stitch together a watertight business plan. You can work with freelancer accountants as well as financial planners.
However, you may first want to work with a business planner, which can look over your strategies for growth and profits in greater detail. So many first-time business owners will bite off more than they can chew without realizing it. Having someone to turn to in this regard is incredibly helpful.
You can set up and grow your business from home. But by no means do you have to do it alone. Utilize the global economy by hiring freelancers and using services throughout the world to make your business more professional.
Are you still trying to go it alone? Or have you started outsourcing some of your work to freelancers, collaborating with others in your niche or forming business partnerships?
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