The Business of Me - Day 3: Nuts and bolts of building your business by Mark S. Luckie

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Mark S. Luckie presents the one-hour session, "Nuts and Bolts to Building Your Business," the final session of the free, three-part entrepreneurial webinar, "The Business of Me."

Hosted by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, this training provides branding, pitching and funding tips for journalists.

Check out more on this free training at http://bit.ly/bizofme2013.

For more information about free training for business journalists, please visit http://businessjournalism.org.

For more entrepreneurial resources, please visit the training archive page at http://businessjournalism.org/2013/06/03/the-business-of-me-2013-self-guided-training/.

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The Business of Me - Day 3: Nuts and bolts of building your business by Mark S. Luckie

  1. 1. presented by Mark S. Luckie!@marksluckie!mluckie@twitter.com!!THE BUSINESS OF ME !
  2. 2. FINANCING YOUR BUSINESS!•  Advertising!•  Sell a product!•  Crowdsourcedfunding!•  Grants!Which of thethese makessense for youridea?!
  3. 3. ADVERTISING: BuySellAds!www.buysellads.com
  4. 4. SELL A PRODUCT: Zazzle!www.zazzle.com
  5. 5. CROWDSOURCING: Kickstarter!www.kickstarter.com
  6. 6. GRANTS!
  7. 7. FINANCING YOUR BUSINESS!•  Advertising!•  Sell a product!•  Crowdsourced funding!•  Grants!
  8. 8. CONNECT ONLINE!•  Email!•  Twitter!•  Hashtag chats!•  Video chats!
  9. 9. CONNECT OFFLINE!•  Meetups:http://www.meetup.com!•  Tweetups!•  Conferences!•  Happy hours!•  Social gatherings!Which of thethese could youdo and why?!
  10. 10. BUILD AN ONLINE COMMUNITY!•  Start with people you know!•  Create community interactions!•  Contribute to other sites!•  Maintain visibility!•  Keep them coming back!•  Be consistent!
  11. 11. KEEP GOOD RECORDS!•  Receipts!•  Tax records!•  Wages!•  Licenses!! Photo by flickr user susanorganized
  12. 12. KEEP YOUR BALANCE!•  Current Job vs. New job!•  Be inspired!
  13. 13. 5 THINGS TO DO NOW!•  Write out your idea!•  Identify your audience and how you willreach them!•  Identify potential networking contacts!•  Determine potential financial resources!•  Create a rollout plan!
  14. 14. @marksluckie!mluckie@twitter.com!!THE BUSINESS OF ME !Questions?!

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