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Discussion in 'Progress/Execution Threads' started by mpcharles, Nov 9, 2018.

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    Hi All,

    In this thread I will be chronicling my startup journey of my business that I am about to create.

    Here is my intro thread : INTRO - Let's try this again.

    I am currently not working for the last 6 months having had a f*ck you event in my life. I have now rested and am ready to begin rebuilding my life.

    I would say my business idea/plan is somewhere in between the slow lane and fast lane. I will be developing it as time goes on and I would absolutely love and value any feedback you can give me. I took MJ's advice seriously which is it's better to get paid early, finding a customer and once I am on the inside of this industry, I can develop further products and services using the principles in the book. Right now it covers most of the CENTS principle, but I also have a lot of re-reading of MJ's book as I have made over 200 pages of notes from Unscripted and I am trying to implement them all.
    I will try and update this thread as much as possible with information, though I am not sure how detailed you want me to be. But this thread is mainly about me taking action and asking for help.

    Now on with the business.

    Name of business - Not worked out yet.
    Nature of business - Human Resources and problem fixing within small - medium business.

    - I will be providing services to small business using my background in HR/working with employees trying to screw over their employer. Now I am on the other side.

    My target customer is actually book keepers and accountants who already have existing clients. I provide value as I know all of the dirty tricks employees try and pull on their employers. I will be offering advisory, training or full case management. Say you have someone to fire/manage. I am the guy to call. My business will basically be marketed as a HR Team available for small businesses who often can't afford a full time HR person.

    I could go into pages and pages of details, but I just wanted to let you know first what this thread is about. This is the first time I have really got something written out.

    More to come shortly :) I will be thinking about a company name over the next few days that ties into my business.

    I am really stuck on names for a business -
    I am a small business HR Team.
    Any suggestions?
     
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    Update first full week into deciding to start my business.

    1. I have completed all of the necessary government regulations and registered my business as a sole trader.

    2. I have booked an appointment with a government funded entrepreneurial startup marketing company that contracts out advice to new businesses. I have arranged to meet her to discuss my marketing ideas, how I should brand and sell myself. I already have an idea what I want to do but her advice and coaching will be invaluable.

    3. I have already found a potential customer to feed me initial work until I can get my confidence up at a low volume before I expand and offer more services.

    4. Met with a business owner friend today and got some advice on billing/contracts of service. He runs a mining company that builds oil refineries and is keen to give me work when they have their quotes accepted.

    5. I got some professional photos done today that hopefully represent who I am and want to be. Cost was free from a mate.

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    So far I am trying to surround myself with people who are supportive and I can bounce ideas off. This was my failure in the past. I didn't reach out to enough people for help and guidance. These are the same people I intend to utilise for word of mouth business.

    I am trying to remember MJ's advice and in particular focus on getting customers and interest in me before wasting money on a lot of stuff I don't need just yet.

    First mistake I have made so far.. Get business cards ASAP and always carry them with you. I met a local butcher who wanted my advice on an issue while I was stopping by after the gym. Unfortunately I didn't have one even made yet and it made me look like a fool.

    Until next time.

    Mark.
     
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    I'm not in position to advise to You but i thought maybe @Carol Jones might.

    She's doing successful business in Australia so maybe she'll have some insight from her perspective.

    Good luck on your journey, Mark.
     
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    Thanks mate, I will look into that person.
     
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