We find ourselves in strange times at the moment with this pandemic forcing us to reassess our lives and futures. From a work point of view many of us are having to adapt to survive in business. Many of you might be wondering whether you will still have a job by Christmas, or indeed have one next week.
It got me to thinking of how my life took a major turn in 2011 when I suddenly found myself with very little work as the Recession hit hard. After the initial shock I took a step back and assessed the situation. Had I been here before? Yes! The before was when I first decided to set up in my design and print business 10 years prior. I had one customer and a handful of potentials. But, I had a marketing background and could see the time was right. The Recession that followed later was no more than a new challenge.
One thing I noticed back then was how many new businesses were setting up and how many entrepreneurs were going it alone, backed by their redundancy cheques. They, like me 10 years earlier, had decided the time was right and they now had the money to do it.
Today is no different.
My advice would always be view it as an opportunity to set up your own business. I have customers I have kept for 20 years, some were start ups that have grown and created employment. There are so many tools out there to make it work for you if you have the right product, service or particular talent, but above all determination.
I offer a business starter pack to do just that... get you started. It includes designing and printing the key elements you will need to launch and bring in business. I always advise on making it all look professional from the beginning it gives both you and your customers confidence. I can advise on how to use Facebook, although there is no shortage of online help in that department. I can point you in the right direction to build your first website. like I say there is no shortage of help I can offer.
From my part I can and regularly do, get you started with those key elements business cards, stationery, flyers, brochures, price lists, posters and other essentials. If you are ready to take the first step call me, even if it is for advice based on my experience... I remember the help I received when I first started out from kind and experienced contacts. I am a big believer in "giving back" and that's why I am offering this help to you.
About the Author
Simon Rigby is a respected marketeer specialising in design and print. In a 30 year career, he has produced catalogues, brochures, targeted mailings and in-store PoS for global brands as well as niche businesses and start-ups.