Home businesses are unique.
Home businesses are unique. A majority of them are actually what is called a Micro-Business. Most won’t qualify for financing by a bank. Many are started with $500 or less. A large majority have no plans for employees or to move beyond the home office. And most of them require the owner to wear all the hats, owner, marketing dept., financial officer, IT, service provider/production dept. and customer service.
Unfortunately, most of the help and advice available to home businesses is created for small businesses.
Why is that a problem?
The U.S. Small Business Administration calls businesses with between 100 and 1500 employees small businesses.
Perhaps due to this designation, most of the small business help, advice and coaching out there assumes you either have employees or that you will have them as soon as possible. Millions of home-based businesses operating as solopreneurs, with no intention of hiring employees, are left out in the cold. They have no use for advice about getting your marketing department and salespeople on the same page or project management plans to assign and monitor tasks to employees.
No wonder home-based business owners struggle with growth, they have to take information geared toward employee-based businesses and try to apply it to their own situation. It’s hit or miss whether it works or not.
Talk about frustrating!
I know firsthand how hard it is to find solid information and advice for home businesses. I know how often you get excited about a new idea or service advertised for small businesses only to find it isn’t a fit for you at all. The truth of the matter is, micro-businesses need their own advice, roadmaps and coaching. Because in the world of small business, one size doesn’t fit all.
You need guidance that’s not geared toward hiring employees or renting office space. Guidance born out of the frustration and failures of treating a home business like a small business.
I’ve been there. I suffered through the days of wondering why the small business advice for getting clients or getting the help I needed just wasn’t working. In the early days of my virtual assistance business it seemed like nothing I tried worked. I followed all the advice about local networking events, sending out snail mailings and purchasing ad space in our local paper.
Nothing worked. My poor little start-up was gasping for air like a fish out of water. The chances of it surviving a full year was highly unlikely.
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What is the Home Business Jumpstart Program?
The Home Business Jumpstart is a coaching/consulting program designed specifically for home-based micro-businesses. There are two levels, Jumpstart for those looking to start and grow their home business and Jumpstart Boost! for those looking to energize and build success in a home business that already exists.
The Jumpstart Level Includes
- Finding a home business idea that fits what skills and knowledge you already have
- Determining what you want from and for your home business
- Finding your voice and value
- You be You…exploring what makes you and what you offer unique
- Being your Brand
- Getting past fears and doubt
- Step by step support for starting your home business
The Jumpstart Boost! goes beyond startup with
- Accessing What’s Working and What’s Not
- Shifting Focus
- Finding and Caring for Clients
- Streamlining your processes
- Your Online Presence: Website & Social Media
- Marketing for Micro-Businesses
- Adding Streams of Income
- Building a Team without Employees
- Dealing with Negatives
- Ongoing support for growing your home business
Do you have what it takes to be a home business owner? Take the quick quiz below to find out.
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