The first year of running your own business is a roller coaster of decisions, ideas, creative bursts, mistakes, networking, more mistakes, the endless back-and-forth of sales and yet more mistakes.
But, sitting in my office, looking back at the journey Lean Content has been on, I feel alright.
I’m not resting on my laurels. Next year I’m cracking on with another book, growing the business and hoping to add more value for my clients. But looking back, I’ve learned a huge amount. Time to share some of that with you good people.
*Disclaimer* this is stuff I’ve learned, from my own mistakes and experiences, when growing a small content marketing agency. If it doesn’t apply to your business, er… sorry.
I’ve sectioned it, so you can find the stuff that applies to you:
1 Business strategy, 2 Marketing, 3 Sales and 4 Finances. ?
There’s a list of referrals and further reading at the end, to get you going. ?
Read: Built to Sell because it’s everything you need to create a simple business architecture.
Talk to: Robin Waite because he knows his stuff.
Watch: Marie TV on Youtube she’s inspirational, practical and great for motivation.
Read: You can’t teach a kid to ride a bike in a seminar. The best book I ever read on sales.
Follow: www.twitter.com/creativemindST because they’re fun and approachable.
Read: Money, because it is unbelievably detailed.
Go to: Stupid is the Norm for a blog packed with money-saving ideas.
Follow: www.twitter.com/Savvy_Woman for empowering guidance.
Read: Lean Content Marketing
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