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