What would you say is the hardest thing about running your business? I’d guess it’s the same thing I’d say.
It’s feeling like you’re alone.
Especially when you start doing the eyebrow-raising stuff I’ve been sharing with you over the past few weeks. Nobody else is doing this stuff (and their businesses aren’t growing). Nobody gets it.
Your friends don’t get it, even if they run their own businesses too.
Your spouse doesn’t get it.
Your employees and colleagues don’t just not get it, they think you’re bonkers.
And what about your competitors? They’ll be bemused and dismissive, or they’ll point and laugh… until you start seeing real results. Then they might turn mean (after all, it’s much easier to try and drag others down than improve yourself, isn’t it?).
But you know what?
It doesn’t have be that way. You don’t have to feel alone.
One of the great things about the Small Business Superheroes Inner Circle is the other small business superheroes you’ll meet. The online Members’ Area is like a virtual brainstorming room. We’ll swap ideas, tips, stories, strategies and tales of mirth and woe.
You’ll mingle with Members from every industry you can imagine: engineering consultants, coaches, finance experts, accountants, solicitors, physiotherapists, retailers, photographers, mechanics… all working together for one reason, and one reason only: to grow their businesses and to help others do the same.
I’m doing this because I’ve been a member of similar groups in the past. In fact, I’m still a member of one of them – and it’s superb. I can categorically state that without it, I wouldn’t be doing the things I am. I wouldn’t be living the lifestyle I want to.
I would have made FAR more mistakes than I have, would have wasted a lot of money on marketing that just doesn’t work, and I would most definitely still be scraping along every month.
I definitely don’t miss the stress of wondering if you’re going to have enough money coming in to pay the bills – and the group I’m a member of is a big part of the reason I’m no longer stressy.
I want to create a similar circle of like-minded business owners who’ll support and encourage each other, share ideas and tips, and give each other a kick up the arse when they need one.
And I’m personally and fully engaged with the group. In fact, this is the only way to get personal help from me unless you’re one of my private clients – and that select and august group is full and will be for the foreseeable future.
But I think perhaps the most valuable part of your membership is the video critiques I make of Members’ websites, emails, letters, and other marketing materials. but they’re free with your membership. The only caveat is that everyone in the group gets to see them and benefit from them.
Not sure if you’re ready to jump right into the Inner Circle? Why not grab a copy of my book, Business For Superheroes and start off there? It gives you a rundown of all the key things to implement – all things I didn’t know when I first started out. It’s a helpful blueprint and life support system for business owners.
Here’s what Ray had to say:
There is no theory in this book.
It is written by someone who has actually been through the experience of building a business.
Highly recommended to both new business owners and experienced ones alike.
Vicky Fraser gives you excellent advice on laying the foundation for building a successful business
yourself, and avoiding the pain and heartaches that go with learning the hard way.
Go grab a copy here.
Vicky Fraser is a copywriter, author, and entrepreneur. She really did run away with the circus… but when she’s not swinging from a trapeze, she’s showing other copywriters and small business owners how to work with better clients, make more money, and stop missing bathtimes, first words, and dinners with angry partners. In fact, she wrote the book on it. Get your copy here.