You’re a small business owner. A freelancer. A side hustler. You can do really cool things for people. But HOW do you get people to actually buy from you? Whats the secret to learning how to sell what you do and make your business sustainable? Well, if there is a secret, we don’t know it, but here are a few of our thoughts on the different types of marketing for small businesses and how your marketing should evolve as your business grows.
Loneliness. It’s the taboo ailment of the entrepreneur (dare I say of our generation?), and it’s something that, in our age of constant connectedness and digital over-sharing, we don’t really like to talk about.
Dolla. Dolla. Bills. Y’all. That’s what we’re talking about today- how to finance the start of your business. In short, how will you pay for things? If you’re looking to bootstrap a business and get it off the ground without traditional investor capital, you should listen to this. We talk about 3 bootstrapping options for financing your startup, pros and cons, what we did, and who should choose which option. We also talk about some of the crazier things we did to cut down on expenses when we were starting our business. Teaser: how many feet are in a Seattle micro-apartment?
Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name. And they’re always glad you came. That’s right, we’re talking about communities- online communities, in-person communities, and how businesses use them to connect, market, and sell. In a world full of places to connect, where do you find your community? Cheers!
Email marketing. Boooo 😩. Or Yaaaaay 🤗. It’s a super subjective topic, and we’re going to start with the big picture of why you may or may not use it, and then dive into Squarespace’s new email list functionality. What we love, what we hate, and whether or not it beats Mailchimp. Plus a sick intro song.