(Thanks for the link to that community magazine info. I`m going to look at that more closely.)
For someone like myself who is trying to launch a small business while working an 8-5 desk job 40 hrs. with her butt glued to an office chair all day long , having no flexibility whatsoever in my work schedule to even allow me to attend networking groups, etc. (there are not even many here that I know of) and no time to actually get out there and actually meet people, I rack my brain on what else I can do to get things moving in the right direction, but never give up, working day-by-day, on my future business goals, even if it feels I am only progressing at a snail`s pace at times! RIGHT THERE....THOSE ARE THE TYPES OF PEOPLE I want to reach out to and help provide a way for them. People like myself! Not ones who have time to attend networking functions, or already have quit their day jobs to run their business full-time, or people who are outgoing enough to go door-to-door. I`m not going to go after those type of business owners. That is how I would be different from the networking groups that meet over coffee or tea. I want to be the outlet for small businesses in the community who are "stuck" on not having the time or not having the money to move forward. They are stuck in a never ending loop- no time, no money to advertise , nobody knows they exist because they don`t do anything about it to get themselves known, so they give up!! I wish I could just give these people a loudspeaker and stand on main street so all their problems would be solved...What about the shy, backwards folks out there who are business owners, super intelligent, have outstanding business plans, yet they do not get out there and meet people like the need to. What other options are there for them besides spending hundreds and hiding behind a newspaper ad? I need to find a way to help people like this and that is how I would be different...
ANOTHER EXAMPLE.....Just the other night I saw someone do something illegal just to have an outlet for them to advertise. They were driving around in their car putting flyers in our neighborhood mailboxes. We were outside and saw them do this, so my husband got the flyer out of the mailbox and tossed it. Well, here they must have forgotten they had already hit our place and stopped by a second time! As they were putting the flyer in the box, they glanced up at us and you could tell they realized they goofed. It was a small-town new landscaping business who had no other means to get their name out! THIS IS THE TYPE OF PERSON I NEED TO HELP IN THIS TOWN.
I went to check out your website briefly and it looks like something I want to take a closer look at real soon!