D.I.Y. is Overrated                     How to Sustainably Grow Your                   Business While Keeping Your Sanity ...
For the Twitter geeks:                                  #CCEWest                                @WilloToons               ...
Various Levels of Business                      You’re thinking of starting a business                      You take on od...
Wearing Many Hats                      Designer/Photographer   Copywriting/Blogging                      Production/Assemb...
And you may be pretty                         great at all of it!Thursday, August 11, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Until...Thursday, August 11, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I’m doing as much as I                      can, as fast as I can!                            (defensive, stressed, overwh...
D.I.Y. is Awesome!Thursday, August 11, 2011
Overrated                            D.I.Y. is Awesome!                    There’s a point in every business when         ...
N O T S U S TA I N A B L E                      Success may mean      Not sleeping                      200 holiday orders...
Sustainable Growth               Money                                   TimeThursday, August 11, 2011
Common Pitfalls                            No	  Time               Money                  No	  Inventory                  ...
Know Your Strengths                             Own Your Weaknesses                 Rec og n ize w h ere you nee d to a sk...
Foursight Thinking Profile                            willotoons.com/know-your-strengths                              Clar...
What do you LOVE to do?                      Designer/Photographer   Copywriting/Blogging                      Production/...
Asking for Help                            Crafting your community                            Start putting it out there  ...
Your Team, Your Way                        Volunteer       Part-time Help                        Intern          Full-time...
Building a Team                      Define Responsiblities   Tools/Software                      Clear Communication     ...
You deserve to be happy                  Be Happy. Love Your Self. Love Your Business.                         Grow Your B...
Creative Collaboration:                Don’t DIY Alone                Saturday at 2pm                Getting More Done    ...
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DIY is Overrated: How to Sustainably Grow Your Business While Keeping Your Sanity

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While being an independent entrepreneur is exhilarating, there is a considerable amount of responsibility that comes with having to manage all sides of your small business. DIY (Do It Yourself) is empowering, but there’s a point when Doing it ALL Yourself gets downright overwhelming and exhausting.

Do you like the idea of working with a partner or a team, but don’t know how or where to find them? What if you know you need help, but don’t have the extra funds to pay for an employee? Is it impossible to think that someone would actually believe in your idea enough to volunteer their time to grow your vision?

All of these are common stumbling blocks that keep many independents from asking for help. This session will arm you with the inspiration and know-how to stop doing it all yourself and build a team that will support you as you grow your business.

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  1. 1. D.I.Y. is Overrated How to Sustainably Grow Your Business While Keeping Your Sanity Pres en te d by Wil lo O’Brien :: Wil loTo on s.comThursday, August 11, 2011
  2. 2. For the Twitter geeks: #CCEWest @WilloToons www.WilloToons.comThursday, August 11, 2011
  3. 3. Various Levels of Business You’re thinking of starting a business You take on odd jobs here & there You’re running a small business on the side You’re operating your business full time (solo) You’re operating your business & have employeesThursday, August 11, 2011
  4. 4. Wearing Many Hats Designer/Photographer Copywriting/Blogging Production/Assembly Public Relations Quality Control Accounting/Bookkeeping Inventory Management Project Management Shipping Programming/IT Dept. Sales/Marketing Event Planning Social Media Research Customer Service Shlepper/JanitorThursday, August 11, 2011
  5. 5. And you may be pretty great at all of it!Thursday, August 11, 2011
  6. 6. Thursday, August 11, 2011
  7. 7. Thursday, August 11, 2011
  8. 8. Until...Thursday, August 11, 2011
  9. 9. Thursday, August 11, 2011
  10. 10. Thursday, August 11, 2011
  11. 11. I’m doing as much as I can, as fast as I can! (defensive, stressed, overwhelmed)Thursday, August 11, 2011
  12. 12. D.I.Y. is Awesome!Thursday, August 11, 2011
  13. 13. Overrated D.I.Y. is Awesome! There’s a point in every business when you realize you cannot do it ALL alone.Thursday, August 11, 2011
  14. 14. N O T S U S TA I N A B L E Success may mean Not sleeping 200 holiday orders Forgetting to eat or ...that you have to overeating hand crochet. Not taking care of Every. Single. One. your body & soul All. By. Yourself. Stressed/Exhausted/ Overwhelmed And now you have carpal tunnel. Trying to do it allThursday, August 11, 2011
  15. 15. Sustainable Growth Money TimeThursday, August 11, 2011
  16. 16. Common Pitfalls No  Time Money No  Inventory No  Capital TimeThursday, August 11, 2011
  17. 17. Know Your Strengths Own Your Weaknesses Rec og n ize w h ere you nee d to a sk fo r su pp ort!Thursday, August 11, 2011
  18. 18. Foursight Thinking Profile willotoons.com/know-your-strengths Clarifier Ideator (Researcher) Developer ImplementerThursday, August 11, 2011
  19. 19. What do you LOVE to do? Designer/Photographer Copywriting/Blogging Production/Assembly Public Relations Quality Control Accounting/Bookkeeping Inventory Management Project Management Shipping Programming/IT Dept. Sales/Marketing Event Planning Social Media Research Customer Service Clean/OrganizeThursday, August 11, 2011
  20. 20. Asking for Help Crafting your community Start putting it out there Visualize the perfect helper Release the pressureThursday, August 11, 2011
  21. 21. Your Team, Your Way Volunteer Part-time Help Intern Full-time Employee Friend/Family Government Help Assistant Schools Remote/Local SBA or ScoreThursday, August 11, 2011
  22. 22. Building a Team Define Responsiblities Tools/Software Clear Communication Setting Goals Teamwork Maintaining Focus Mutual Respect When to Hire/Fire Collaboration Iteration over Perfection Time ManagementThursday, August 11, 2011
  23. 23. You deserve to be happy Be Happy. Love Your Self. Love Your Business. Grow Your Business. Repeat.Thursday, August 11, 2011
  24. 24. Creative Collaboration: Don’t DIY Alone Saturday at 2pm Getting More Done Sunday at 10am Building a Successful Online Shop Sunday at 1pm Advanced Social Strategy & Analytics Sunday at 2pm  Say  hello:  @WilloToonsThursday, August 11, 2011

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