Starting up a New Business on a Budget - Melbourne
If you're thinking of starting up your own business there are several low cost set-up options you should know about. Tim Martin will offer insight to his own business operations including his preferred cloud based business applications and business outsourcing sites (and the financial breakdowns).
This half-day session utilises live online demonstrations.
Who it's for
Anyone who thinks now is not the right time to set up a new business because they don't have enough funds.
Who it's not for
Businesspeople who still very much like the old ways of doing things, e.g. YellowPages ads and faxing.
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Establishing a Professional Web Presence
Raise your business flag online quickly without spending a lot upfront.
- Low cost website options.
- Registering a domain name.
- Setting up or enhancing your personal LinkedIn profile.
- Setting up your LinkedIn company page.
- Setting up Google+ Local business page for online search visibility.
Put your Core Business Functions in the Cloud
Deploy industrial strength applications for your core business functions. Cloud based applications require no IT support, enable multi-user collaboration, business mobility (remote access), scalability, and run on affordable variable cost model. Several applications will be demonstrated:
- Xero - accounting.
- Highrise - contact management.
- Google Drive - work file storage.
- Trello - project task management.
- Google+ - video conferencing.
- Google Apps - email.
Hiring a Virtual Workforce
Look to outsource business tasks to freelancers, locally or internationally. Pay less, and only pay for what you use. Scale quickly up or down as required.
- Finding a good virtual PA.
- Finding specialist freelancers for work such as graphic design, transcription, research or bookkeeping.
Open up office and present as an established business within 10 days.
- Co-working office environments - semi-permanent or hot-desking. How to find the right fit.
- Set up local landline telephone numbers without installing costly landlines.
- Commission low cost corporate design for your new logo and allied marketing collateral.
- Order small run, stylish and affordable business cards.
2+ people: 30% combined
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2+ courses: 30% combined
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