When you’re first starting out in business, the whole process of setting up and running a business can be a little daunting. But it’s good to know that help and resources are available to you, no matter what your budget and regardless of whether you’re looking for long-term support or a little one-off help.
So if you’re just starting out in business and are wondering what your options are, here are a few options available to you.
Opt for free help
Depending on the type of help you’re after, there are a lot of free resources available to you. Business coaches, mentors, Virtual Assistants and financial consultants will often have a freebie you can opt-in for, as well as blog posts and articles.
The key here is to be mindful of who you follow. You don’t want to overwhelm yourself with different options and advice. Know what aspect of the business you want help with, follow one or two people who focus on those topics and binge out on their free content.
Make use of Power Hours when you’re first starting out in business
If you’re looking for one-to-one help on an affordable level, a Power Hour could be the solution you need. It’s an ideal way to get help and advice that relates directly to your situation or business and the advice of an expert, at an entry-level price.
Power Hours can be used for a wide variety of things – including answers to any questions you may have, help with creating strategies and marketing, and training on a specific platform or software.
Hire a Virtual Assistant
As a new business, you may shy away from hiring, but it can be an incredibly cost-effective solution for you. Hiring a Virtual Assistant for a few hours a month could make a massive difference to your business and help it grow faster.
Here’s an article that will help you understand how much a Virtual Assistant costs. It’s also worth remembering that a Virtual Assistant will help free up your time and they will often complete tasks faster than you, as well!
Join a paid business membership group
If you’re looking to get help when you’re just starting out, a membership group could be a great solution. Make sure you join one that specifically helps startups, as you don’t want to feel overwhelmed. Many will hold regular training sessions and coworking sessions too, so you’ll be able to work on your skills and business mindset.
When you’re just starting out in business it can help to have a mentor on your side
This is one of the biggest investments you will make as a startup. However, having someone who is both experienced and knowledgeable will help you grow your business at a faster rate. A mentor will help you to bypass the mistakes many new businesses make, and they can advise you on the best strategies and systems to use, to save you time and money.
As a startup business owner, the whole process of setting up and running a business can be a little overwhelming, but there is help available to you. The type of help you receive will, in part, depend on your available finances, but sometimes the cheapest option isn’t always the most cost-effective.
Take your time and choose the option that will give you the best return on investment. And if you’re not sure what type of help you need, opt for either the free or entry-level products first.
If you’re just starting out in business and looking for some 1:1 help, you’ll be amazed at how much we can cover together in a one-hour Power Hour call! Whether you want to get your startup questions answered, help creating a strategy or process, or some help knowing your next steps forward may look like, why not book in a chat? You’ll find all the details and booking info, here.