Feb. is here. Hope your month is going well. Today weâ€™ll talk some more about financing. Donâ€™t forget tomorrow on our blog weâ€™ll be giving you a promotion tip.
Financing your Business â€“ (Bootstrapping)
We wrote last time about one of your biggest businesses expenses (where you tutor). Today weâ€™re going to be talking about bootstrapping your business. Youâ€™ll want to use this method if you have only a few hundred dollars to spend.
Remember if youâ€™re driving somewhere to tutor (either their house or a place like the library).
Tutor supplies â€“ you should have these already.
Youâ€™ll want a couple of reams of paper â€“ youâ€™ll also need a printer (which most people have) along with some extra ink cartridges.
Youâ€™ll want a hundred or so business cards â€“ you could print this yourself on the computer but itâ€™s normally much cheaper to buy these online. I just did a search on Google and many places were offering 250 business cards for less than $10.00.
With those items you should be able to get your first customer and well on your way to get more.
Valentineâ€™s Day â€“
Is just around the corner. In fact it is next week. If youâ€™re tutoring younger (early grade school) children they get a big kick out of getting cards. Youâ€™ll want to make sure you get them a card. Older kids you tutor you can get them a small gift. Now is also a great time to use Valentine â€™s Day as a promotion to get you more clients.
Links you can use â€“
I love using current events when I tutor a subject.Â If youâ€™re tutoring science, this week is going to be a lot of fun.
The big snow storm â€“ http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/winter-storm-nemo-20130206
An asteroid comes close to the earth – http://www.space.com/19669-asteroid-2012-da14-earth-flyby-explained-infographic.html
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