Small Business Smart Spending – 5 Categories Explained (FS042)

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Episode 42: Small Business Smart Spending – 5 Categories Explained (FS042)

When you’re bootstrapped and on your own, spending money on anything is harrowing. Is it going to be worth it? Do I need this to “turn pro?” Don’t I need to spend money to make money?

In this episode we share stories and lessons learned about spending smartly in five categories of small business (plus 2 bonuses):

  1. Payment Processors
  2. Advertising
  3. Contractors
  4. Training & Coaching
  5. Employees
  6. bonus: Negotiating with vendors
  7. bonus: dopplebangers

Show Notes

Gumroad — Get your thing up, release it, see what happens, get more ideas, get better.

The Tools We Use at Fizzle — (post coming in a few days. Get on the list and we’ll send it to you).

Squarespace“A better web starts with your website.” I like these guys… a lot.

MailChimp“Send better email.” I also like these guys… a lot.

NMX Keynote 2014 — Scott Stratten — Alienate Customers, Dishearten Employees, and Drive Your Business Into the Ground – — QR codes kill kittens… swear to doge.

Doge | Know Your Meme — An explanation of the “doge” meme I can’t get enough of. It’s dumb. Don’t waste your time.

Scott Stratten NMX Doge — the doge image I made of Scott’s NMX presentation. His response. And another one I made called Bloge (cuz I’m a total fk’n dork).

Tips To Make The Most of Conferences (FS032)“Big things happen at conferences — business partners find each other, ideas get born and developed, people find encouragement and insights and sometimes good, ol’ fashioned friendships begin.”

Earn a living doing something you love.

Grow an audience and get paid for your work as an independent creator. Fizzle is where creators come to learn, share and make progress toward their online dreams.

I’ve taken a lot of courses and been involved in several paid communities since I started my business, but I’ve never ever felt like anyone CARED as much about seeing my reach my goals as the Fizzle Team. They show up for me as much as I show up for myself. Thank you SO much, you guys!

Claire Pelletreau
ClairePells.com

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