Not all heroes wear capes…
Some heroes are taking a chance on a long-held entrepreneurial dream.
Some heroes are breaking barriers, defying the odds, and creating innovative new products. Some of them are creating entire industries from scratch.
And some of them are devoting their time, their energy, and their small businesses to serving their community, or to making the world a happier, healthier place.
In fact, whatever small business ownership looks like for you — you’re our hero.
Because, no matter where you are on this wild journey of entrepreneurship, no matter what you do or who you serve, running a business is hard.
You’ll meet obstacle after obstacle along the way. You’ll have days where you question why you started this in the first place. You’ll want to give up.
But you won’t.
Partly because this means too much to you. And partly because along the way, you’ll find your champions. You’ll find the people and the organisations that support you, that lift you when you need it, that give you the advice and the guidance you need to rise above the obstacles and achieve incredible things.
And, because what you’re doing (or dreaming of doing) is so very important to our communities, to our economy, and to the world, we want to add our voices to that support network you’re building. We want to be your champion.
Which is why we’ve created a new blog, just for you.
Introducing the Small Business Heroes series
In the Small Business Heroes blog, we’re going to be covering the information you really need to know to make it in business, whatever stage you’re at right now.
The blog is for you if:
You’re in the dreaming phase of business.
Whether you have a concrete idea of the kind of business you’d like to run, or just feel the pull of entrepreneurship but don’t yet know what it might look like for you, we have information that can help you make your dream of business ownership a reality.
You’ll find everything you need to know, from how to find the next great business idea or niche to how to transition from being an employee to being your own boss.
You’re surviving in business.
At this point, your business exists — that alone is an incredible feat. But you need to take it further. Whether you’ve gone all in or you’re struggling to cope with running your business as a side hustle alongside your job, patchy sales are no longer enough: you need to make your business profitable.
We have you covered. We’ll show you how to create a marketing plan and ensure your business is getting the exposure it deserves and if you’re struggling with the sales side of your business we’ll share some strategies that’ll help you create an irresistible offer, and show you how to sell without being salesy.
You’ve hit the doing and growing phase of business.
Congrats — business is going fairly well. You’ve hit your stride, you’re turning a profit, and you’re panicking far less often than you used to.
That said, you know you’re spending far too much time working in your business rather than working on your business and you’re finding it hard to focus on longer-term plans for business growth.
You might even be thinking about bringing in new employees. Which is why we’ll be exploring topics like, how to find the right people for your business, how to work with a virtual assistant, and learning how to delegate without freaking out!
You’re levelling up.
Things are really getting exciting. You’re in a great place — now you just need to know how to make it even better.
You might be looking at things like passive income, breaking new income thresholds, or you might even be considering stepping back and letting other people do more of the heavy lifting so you can get some balance back in your life.
Either way, we’ll be sharing the advice and guidance you need to hit that next, oh-so-exciting stage of business.
Having worked with thousands of business owners over the years, we know what it means to you to hit those milestones, to grow your company, and to create a business that brings you stability, fulfilment, and real pleasure. And nothing makes us happier than to play a part, no matter how small, in making that happen for you.
Follow @clearbooks on social media to be sure to catch the very first instalment of the Small Business Heroes blog.
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