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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

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“My favorite quote from this: “Quit asking questions as an excuse to NOT do the work.””


Show Notes

Gumroad Quick Start — get started selling online — How to get started with this simple, powerful tool. Stop scheming. Start Shipping.

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.”



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