What is a Micro business?
Technically, a micro business is any business with nine or fewer employees. But in reality, most microbusinesses are MOM AND POP shops. You know, the ones who do everything in the business from sweeping the floors to staying up late to crunch numbers. Or you may be flying solo and work from the side of the pool, your couch, or a cute little office in your home. Solopreneurs are not technically considered a business (we’re considered Microentrepreneurs). (And is it MICROBUSINESS or MICRO BUSINESS?? Right now, it’s both.)
What makes microbusiness owners, and microentrepreneurs, unique is that we don’t have a team of employees or solid financial resources to get most projects completed. We started with an idea and didn’t know where it would take us. Perhaps you didn’t know much about business, but you gave it a shot anyway.
But you didn’t know what you didn’t know. I get it.
- Are you banging your head against the keyboard because you just want to send a decent-looking email and don’t know where to start?
- Maybe you don’t know the difference between WordPress.com or WordPress.org and what in the world does WordPress have to do with anything anyway?
- Do you wonder how in the world you’re supposed to manage a Facebook page and should you spend money to boost your posts?
- Not to mention, who has the time to figure it out or the pockets to pay someone to do it?
Walking the Talk…
I’m in the trenches. Juggling responsibilities as a solo business owner and taxi mom. No theory here. No suits or complicated presentations that make your eyes glaze over. I still have my own micro business. So I walk the talk. For the last 12 years, I’ve been boot-strapping and hashing my way through:
*Free product trials
*Books and articles galore
*Courses of all kinds
but mostly, trial and a lot of (costly) error.
Those 12 years of self-education are piggy-backed onto 31 years in a variety of industries such as: product managmenet, bookkeeping, and direct sales.
Despite some professional experience, I had no idea what I was doing in starting a business.
But, in 2007, that’s exactly what I did.
A single mom with no job and too stubborn to put my son in daycare, I started a business with ZERO dollars and sheer desperation to find a way to pay my rent.
There were days I cried, yelled, and fell over exhausted because I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT I DIDN’T KNOW.
No-time-for-fluff Instructional Videos
→Video courses. Starting Sept 1, 2019, short and concise video courses on a variety of topics will be FREE on my Facebook page and, SOON LAUNCHING!, YouTube channel.
→Every Sunday receive short email in which I share my journey as fellow microbusiness owner / microentrepreneur. Also, I’ll include links to helpful or fun products or resources.
Upcoming Topics & Dates
- The #1 thing you HAVE to do with any business. It is the FOUNDATION stone.
- Target Audience Made Easy
- Email 101
- Setting up a FREE account with MailChimp
- How to upload and clean up an existing list of email addresses
- Easy-as-pie email list building
- Designing an email that looks good
- Using Canva
- How To Write A Good Subject Line
- Putting An email Pop-Up Window on your website.
- Paying Yourself
- Do you need more income or better cash flow management?
- Is Your Service Taxable? (and other sales tax stuff)
- Preparing For Tax Season – YEA!
- Time Blocking
Affordable, Power-Packed Small Group Classes
→ Guided classes. Starting October 1, 2019, small LIVE classes at an affordable rate. We’ll go deeper on topics we cover in the FREE courses online. Classes that are kept small so we can literally walk step-by-step together. (via ZOOM or in person. TBD)
Or you have the option to add a two columns pricing table or four columns. Check the Packages page to see the demo.
STYLED OPT-IN FORMS
I know for some of you is difficult to make your opt-in forms look good so I covered that part for you. All the subscribe forms you see below are actually embedded MailChimp forms but it works for Convert kit too. And you can change the colors from Customize >> Colors with others colors. Pretty cool, right?