Homework: Write a dozen headlines for second blog article:
1. 1 sure-fire way to know that you’re the bomb in your profession!
2. How to tell your chosen career path is the right one
3. How to tell if your business is making a mark in the world
4. How to give your business self-worth
5. How to know what role your small business plays in the world
6. How to give your small business a blasted voice
7. 1 piece of advice to shimmer and sparkle in your small business
8. How to stick to your guns when the big fish want to swallow you
9. How to give your small business a rip-roaring voice
10. How to roar like a lion in an over-stimulated world
11. 1 fire-proof method to sticking to your guns
12. How to stick to your guns when the big-wigs are roaring at you
here is the article for which the headlines are for…
Little fish & big fish
Today we’re talking small businesses and the role they play in the world. I won’t bore you with figures and facts, although believe me there are plenty of them out there. I like to take a different take…
Ask yourself this.
How many online software companies are there out there?
Just do a quick Google search and you’ll see for yourself that there’s a lot. A LOT! I know this like the back of my hand because a large part of my day is spent searching online, following trends, picking up on patterns, identifying ideas and gathering insight.
Sometimes I think of an idea, a really great one, and contact a few companies to enquire about it. The response, however, usually baffles me, leaves me flabbergasted. Either you’re way too small for them to make a profit from you (read: they’re not interested) or their prices are way too expensive (read: totally ripping you off)
Just recently a company contacted me to tell me my prices were far too low. Too low?!? This got my blood boiling. You see, I’m not out to be a big fish and only swim with the big fish. That’s not what Flamebox is all about. My entire business has been built around being a small fish myself and swimming with the small fish.
It is these small fish i.e. the smaller, boutique businesses out there that keep the ocean alive, brimming with creativity, innovation and passion. It is these small businesses that we interact with most and who, as a result, keep the economy flowing freely.
What do you think? Are you a small business who gets irked by being tormented by the big fish? Forced to succumb to ludicrous pricing and a touch of arrogance? Let us know. And better still, let’s join forces and slowly take over the world, step by step.
My goal with Flamebox Consulting is to give other small businesses a voice… the tools, the know-how and the support to let them shimmer, sparkle and shine. That’s what I do, what I love and what I know.
My prices are very affordable, yes. But that’s simply because I understand that new ventures don’t have million dollar budgets to play with. I’m out to help you, not hinder you. I aim to help you move forward not push you backward. I aim to see you rise, not fall.
Visit flameboxconsulting.com for details about how I do this.