You’ve seen them around. You’ve gotten plenty of party invites. And you might be even envious of someone on social media bragging about this new life changing opportunity. Yes, friends, I’m talking about MLMs. So let’s dig into it. Attending a party is one thing, but is jumping into a multi-level marketing company a good business move?
As small business owners, we’re oftentimes wearing too many hats and filling too many roles. We’re not only the CEO, we’re also completing tasks within product development, customer service, tech support, marketing, and general operations. It’s too much for any single person to do!
Today I’m spilling the beans on one of my best kept secrets. It’s automation, my friends! As a solo-prenuer, I simply would not be able to run my business if it wasn’t for automation.
Automation allows you to set certain tasks on autodrive within your business. You’re likely already using some type of automation in your business without realizing it. If you’re a product based business, automation is when your customer gets a confirmation email without you lifting a finger. If you’re a service based business, automation is when your client gets a text reminder before their appointment. Many software and services you subscribe to already have built in automation like this. But what happens when you want to do more? Previously you would have to know how to code and to create the tasks that you wanted, but not anymore! You don’t have to know how to code thanks to my favorite automation solution, Zapier!
At first glance, picking a business name is easy. But quickly you realize that it’s not as easy as you once thought. So after laboring at picking a business name, how do you know if the one you’ve got is good?
If you've ever wondered what it takes to start a business, this is for YOU!
I'm starting a brand new business in 60 days for less than $600. This is my sixth business start up, so I'm starting this with experience and know-how. I'm inviting you along for the journey to see which steps I take and why. I'm sharing the process with you no matter how messy it might be because I believe it's incredibly beneficial to SEE someone go through the steps. It's one thing to READ about the steps you SHOULD take to starting a new business, but it's a whole other thing to see someone start a business in real time -- failures and all. Most people are too insecure to share their failures as they are happening. I actually debated sharing this stuff with you A LOT. But I know just how helpful it can be to see someone be vulnerable and share the messy and the beautiful. Plus, when I shared my idea with my coaching clients, they said I should definitely do it. ;) I'm sharing the behind the scenes exclusive access to this journey ONLY on Patreon!
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Now that we’ve covered some of the things that you should be doing to both present yourself and your booth well at vendor shows, let’s talk about everyone’s favorite part: what to bring with you!
I looked up many of these lists before I packed up for my first vendor show, so I know how helpful they can be! But I neglected to research some of the most important tips! I don’t want you to start on the wrong foot, so I shared these utmost important tips and trade secrets with you in my first two blog posts: How to Present Yourself and How to Present Your Booth.
Here’s some of the things I bring with me to every show:
Hey! I'm Christine, I'm an entrepreneur and small business owner who has learned by trial and error. I write helpful articles that help you take your next steps in business. Occasionally I like to mix things up and dash in a bit of lifestyle topics. Thanks for being here!