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Old 05-19-2012, 06:17 AM
gikstar gikstar is offline
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Have your prior/current/future customers leave reviews on sites like: Google, Yahoo! Local, Linked In, Yelp

Get as many reviews on each of those sites as possible and always keep working it. Make a link on your website for people to review from there and post reviews from there. It's important for clients to see lots of reviews.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:56 PM
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I don't think I need an entire phone system, since i'm the only employee. I did venture back into my google voice account, and take a look at that. I may have to invest in one of the OBI100 /110 it seems to be a good inexpensive place to start.

As far as advertising goes, I plan on hitting as many things as I can starting off. Yellow Pages, business cards (already have), fliers, google and yahoo reviews obviously. I've already gotten my linkedin, facebook, twitter accounts set up, I just haven't started adding people yet and actually taking things live.

One thing that I do not have, and is a big thing, is business insurance. My plan the entire time, has been to invest very little money, get a couple of customers, and basically let what I make from the pay for anything else that I need before I try to really expand the company keeping overhead as small as possible. About how much am I to expect to pay for business insurance for just myself on a monthly / yearly basis?
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:55 PM
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Consider how far you are willing to travel. Consider if you want to teach classes to get referrals. Flyers with tearoff tags from bottom (straight down).
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