We used Lisa and safe to say I was less then happy with the service I received. Initially she was very prompt with her replies via email and was very understanding and compassionate over the phone. I was hesitant to go with Lisa as she has barely any “real” reviews online and none on her Facebook like other consultants I looked at. But she had been recommended threw a few friends of friends. Everything was good till we got the sleep plan then her communication went down hill. Not once did she ever reply to my first email, i always had to send a second email before I would get a response and a lot of the time she never answered my questions in the first email. I had to ring a couple of times and she said she would call me back but a week later I still hadnt heard anything, this is when I started to lose my faith in her and the plan. I emailed again and to this day never got a response. I gave up and went down the avenue of sleep school. She seemed great till she had our money.
Jody Allen Founder/Chief Content Editor
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Once you’ve set up your business, the harder aspect comes in — how to market your business.
If you don’t have problems with budgeting, you can go as grand as you want in marketing your business, but when you have limited budget, you resort to cheaper ways to leverage your resources when promoting your product.
Usually, with small businesses, you don’t have the luxury of money to spend on marketing as you might want to just spend it on updating your products. And with the advent of technology that has become more handy, marketing your business is now easy and cheap. Here are 50 ways for you to market your business on a shoestring budget.
1. Create a Facebook Page for your business.
2. Create an Instagram Page for your business
3. Get business cards made up and make sure you hand them out to everyone you know.
4. Create a Twitter account.
5. Create a Linkedin Account for your business.
6. Create a Linkedin Profile for you as the business owner.
7. Post photographs of your products and staff on social media every day.
8. Write a letter of introduction and email it out to all the people you admire.
9. Join local business clubs and Facebook pages and groups to talk to other business owners in the same space. (Shameless plug: Check out our new FB group, Tenacious Business Development )
10. Send a handwritten note to your idols together with one of your products.
11. Follow influencers on social media that you admire, and interact with them.
12. Create a blog feature on your website to address frequently asked questions about your product.
13. Invest time in taking beautiful photographs of your products.
14. Send thank you cards to your clients.
15. Work with other same-sized businesses to offer giveaways.
16. Ask your customers for testimonials and list them on your website.