019: What do you need to start a business? It’s not what you think!

A business needs several key ingredients. Having clients is a key element to starting a service-based business. Yet, how do you define a client? Is it someone who pays for your service? Is it someone who is a member of a community and might generate leads for your business in the future? 

Speaking of community, how do you define a community and should you use your access to certain online communities to sell your business?

In this episode, we share our thoughts on what you need to start a business. We also have a heated debate on how you define words that are popular in a time when people are interacting virtually.

What To Listen For:

  • Key ingredient to start a business (11:18)
  • Hobbies vs businesses (13:55)
  • Go where the clients are (14:23)
  • Service-based businesses (15:31)
  • Get off the starting block (15:50)
  • Set the goal (20:50)
  • Strategy to reach the end goal (24:27)
  • Clients vs. Leads and Referrals (26:58)
  • Community vs Membership (29:50)
  • You don’t need a logo and a website before you start a business (40:53)
  • Be careful of pushing your beliefs to other people (44:40)
  • A “real” community 45:41

One Cool Thing

Jennifer: Ben & Jerry’s corporate statement on white supremacy 

America vs. Australia

Sam: 3 things to know if you are doing business with Australians:

“We’re gonna have a ripper weekend. We’re just gonna head to the bottle-o before we head on to the barbie.”

What’s Grinding Our Gears?

Joe: Dealing with bad customer service from a pool company

Jen: Plain View Project – a group of lawyers are analyzing racist social media posts of the Philadelphia Police Department

Sources mentioned:

Indie Pod Conference


Ben & Jerry’s

Plain View Project

What’s Up with the Geeks?

Joe: Free Live Virtual Automate Your Podcast Conference – July 11, 2020

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What do you need to start a business? It’s not what you think!

What do you need to start a business? It’s not what you think!

Posted by Business Geeks Podcast on Monday, June 8, 2020

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