10 Ideas for Finding Your Next Client

Employedpreneur Weekend Memo #2

| June 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Happy Saturday!

Here are this week’s list of some of the amazing finds to help you launch and build your business online. If you come across a great resource (or you have a great employedpreneur resource of your own) that you’d like to see featured in the memo, send an email  to feature@ launchwhileworking [dot] com.

Mojo Moment:

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

Featured Find: One Page Business Plan Template

Here’s an old post but a good (and relevant) one from O Magazine back in 2007: Your Great Idea, Whose Time Has Come. The article is great but the templates for the one page business plan are great.


Article to Archive:

51 Free Resources for Small Businesses – You definitely want to keep this one bookmarked! This is a fantastic list of tools and resources. Our favorite sections: Website and Blog Tools and Business Tasks Tools.


Blog to Browse:

The Frugal Entrepreneur: Blog owner Adam Gottlieb was inspired by his father’s entrepreneurial pursuits to create “a place where other frugal entrepreneurs and small business owners could find the small business tips, tools, and resources they need to help them run their businesses, and devote those long, frustrating hours of searching towards other, more productive endeavors.”


Tool To Try:

Freshbooks: The thrill of getting your first clients can be great – but it gets even better when they pay you. Freshbooks not only allows you to create and send professional-looking invoices (to send via email or snail mail) it connects directly to PayPal and has an add-on for Mailchimp and Google Apps. It’s free up to the first 3 clients, the next level up which offers unlimited invoices for up to 25 clients is 19.95/month. Another cool feature – when you send an invoice online you can see the last time it was viewed by your customer.

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Category: Resources, Tools and Tips, Time Management & Productivity, Weekend Memo

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“You don't have to quit your day job!” That’s the message intuitive life and business coach Tai Goodwin delivers to coaches, consultants and authors ready for more impact and income in their service-based business. Clients and audiences alike sing Tai’s praises for her ability to insightfully deliver her unique brand of inspiration, instruction and motivation. Possessing an exceptional gift for balancing passion with practical action, Tai gives her audience exactly what they need to go from stuck to started to thriving.

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  1. Darla says:

    Thanks for the resources. The link to the one-page business plan isn’t working. Would love to read it when you fix it. Folks also might want to check out the one-page business plan I developed at http://pregnantentrepreneur.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Appendix-A-p201-Super-Simple-Business-Plan.doc . Because, really, who has time for a big time-sucking business plan? Putting a few thoughts down on paper can provide just enough confidence and intertia to go for it!

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