My Strategy For Meeting Your First Client - And How to Get Them to Pay You!
If you’re just starting out, today’s conversation is for YOU! We all have to start somewhere, but how exactly do you get that first paying client? What do you need to do to get started? How are you going to meet the right people? And more importantly, once you do, how are you going to get them to pay you?
Because you’re just starting out, you are the business. There is no team to back you up and no team to promote what you have to offer. I’m sharing my strategy to finding your first client and then answering all the questions above. Hint: You’ll need real pants!
Also on this episode:
- Revenue / Profit – Brent Halfwassen, Milwaukee’s Small Business Coach, is delivering the tough stuff today. As boring as it sounds, looking and knowing your numbers won’t kill you, but ignoring them will kill your business.
- Trademark / Branding – We discuss all things trademark protection with Carolyn Jahnke, founding attorney of Athena Legal Solutions. What can be trademarked? What’s the process? And what is your obligation to your trademark once you’ve earned it? If it’s not trademarked, your business and brand are vulnerable!
- Celebration / Public Speaking / Coaching – Jen Frey works one-on-one with leaders to understand the roadblocks that get in the way of their business. Jen is also a speaker and presenter, and challenged herself to get 12 paid speaking gigs in 90 days. Did she do it? And if so, how did she do it?
The Idea Collective
Tired of working on your small business all by yourself? Wish you could have allies and partners willing to answer your questions, pick you up when you’re struggling and celebrate when you’re winning? Check out the international small business community that is working together to beat the odds and achieve their small business goals: The Idea Collective Small Business Incubator.
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