Hi guys, I’m Adrian Cahill. Going to share how to start your small business quickly!
One of my highest values is Community. Everyone that knows me, knows I’m a sharer.
The more we share resources, the more we can all enjoy our lives.
Here are a couple of things that may help you start your small business quickly and effectively. I use this for my personal coaching business, MOTIVATE Shanghai & MOTIVATE Community. In my opinion, these solutions fit most freelancing, consulting or small businesses.
1. My IT Guy’. Junaid Ali Syed has been with me since about 2012 and you can use him too.
- He has made webpages for me and a lot of my clients. Trustworthy! I give him full access and Logons. Even my personal email. To be secure, change your password after.
- Here is a live website he made recently for a client in Australia. www.bellingerselectrical.com.au
- He is based in India with clear communication. I appreciate his excellent resourceful skills most. Also, he is very upfront saying what he can and can not do
- He can make logo’s and graphics however he is not an expert in that field.
To use most efficiently,
- Send him all text that will be on your webpages as text that he can copy/paste.
- Consider writing your webpage in Word Document or similar.
- Have him do logo’s, graphics, and making connections to AgileCRM, MailChimp, Zapier/IFTT, Zoho all that so you can start with your business.
- Launch fast, come back and improve after. Many people get stuck trying to make the perfect webpage/funnel/webinar. JUST DO IT.
- To use him, you can email him directly: email@example.com or add him on Skype: sjunaidali
CRM stands for customer relationship management. It’s a category of integrated, data-driven software solutions that improve how you interact and do business with your customers. CRM systems help you manage and maintain customer relationships, track sales leads, marketing, and pipeline, and deliver actionable data. I used MailChimp from around 2010 to 2016. MailChimp and it’s alternatives are ok, but why spend the money and time with them when you can build a CRM. For basic use, AgileCRM may take an extra hour to learn. But you can easily schedule Zoom Screen Sharing sessions with the Tech Team for free to solve your challenges. Because AgileCRM is newer, it’s in my opinion that they are focused on Growing and customer success. The difference in cost between AgileCRM and Mailchimp is similar.
I was being coached by an amazing coach/financial lady from Sydney, UltimateCFO, she is a CFO (Cheif Financial Operator) you can hire her to be a CFO for your business. Anyhow, I hired her, it was great and she recommended ZOHO. ZOHO is better and more developed. After trialling ZOHO and trying to sort out connection issues, I prefer AgileCRM for small businesses, consultants, coaches, speakers, but ZOHO maybe better for those with 250k + Turnover, or a small business aiming to develop into 250K+ businesses and willing to put the manpower into working ZOHO.
3. How to start your small business quickly – get the Mindset for success!
If your parents were Entrepreneurs, or you grew up around millionaire business owners don’t worry much about this point. If like me, you didn’t grow up with millionaire parents, you need to realise how we are programmed. In a nutshell, without interference, we are destined to be like or the opposites of our parents (or those we saw most of growing up). It is highly UNLIKELY that we will develop the mindset to be rich and successful by chance. We should, therefore, be taking the actions to make it happen.
Reading biographies, modelling, spending time with more successful people give us an insight into their beliefs, strategies, ways of being. For most of my life, I was an avid reader/modeller through literature. It helped me with my first investments but I wasn’t getting the ultimate results I was after so I sought out coaching and later became a coach. Coaching/mentoring is far faster. It may appear to cost more, certainly more than the cost of a few books, however, what my average client accomplishes in 6 sessions around wealth creation, or building business is often what takes most people years reading books. Calculate the cost of the time involved and coaching is suddenly very cheap. For those on the edge, or really striving for greatness, feel free to check out my course and packages. You can find them on my homepage.
I Adrian Cahill, made this article. It took me 45 minutes. I’m a touch typer (Colemak). I’ve chosen to do it myself because it’s 45minutes, done and I can send it to my buddie Kai (who is an excellent business trainer in Germany). Kai just asked me about Junaid and why I choose AgileCRM over it’s competitors. Besides the above tips, a big one would be to start using outsourcing. Get a VA Virtual Assistant, and others to help you. Get used to the process of delegating and handing over control!
I have several assistants. Junaid my ‘IT Guy’ and the others were all sourced from ODesk, now known as Upwork.com (How to start your small business quickly = Outsourcing)
It’s a bit old now, but here are some articles my team and I wrote years ago to assist you in outsourcing. Apologies they are old now, but still very relevant and based on my desire to assist and share. www.adriancahill.com/outsourcing/
Note: Some people use Content Writers. I have an article on how to use them but I don’t recommend them if you are a real expert or you want to share real expertise. I had a coaching call this morning from an Entrepreneur who is launching a brand. He and others like him, tried to hire content writers but found he spent 20-30minutes editing each article. (+hours hiring, training, firing them). Meanwhile, I’ve finished this in 55minutes! Now I look forward to lunch than phone coaching with a gentleman who works for one of the worlds biggest finance companies on how to be twice as effective with his new VP and Team. Bon Appetite, Guten Appetite, Preetno,