May 1st is May Day which has different meanings to different counties and cultures and has nothing to do with this post other than the name ties into my devious plan. It’s ok…keep reading.
If you own a business, you know that running one is hard work…really hard work. At least it is in the beginning because many of us hold back. We let fear stand in the way of our ideas, our growth, and even our dreams . This holds true especially if you’re a solo entrepreneur.
We all need a little help sometimes, but many business owners don’t seek the help they need…or when they need it most. You know who you are. You do everything yourself, either because you think you have to or because you don’t know where to find it or because you think you can’t afford it or because you just really hate to relinquish those reigns to someone else…can you say “control?” See I know all about these reasons – I had the same issues early in my business and I still deal with the…ahem, control issue at times.
How many things have you put on the back burner for any one of those reasons? Maybe you’ve outgrown your brand. Maybe you’re a brick and mortar who hasn’t realized the enormous value of utilizing social media to grow your business. Maybe you’re not good at marketing but refuse to admit it (admitting you have a problem is the first step you know!?)
Whatever your reason, send out your distress signal and declare that TODAY is the day you eat that fear for breakfast! I dub this week as your personal MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY Business Rescue Plan.
Starting today, May 1st through May 6th, this is your chance to set forth on a journey and make your business better, move it in a new direction, or maybe even just to move full steam ahead on something you’ve been putting off. And the best part is, you get to choose your path AND your price! What? Did she just say that?
Yep! Here’s the thing. Some of you have oodles of money, pay what I ask (because I’m totally worth it!) and never complain…or at least not to me. And some of you may have been affected by the crappy economy…and who hasn’t when you’re paying what seems like a gazillion dollars per gallon for gas. It doesn’t really matter. This is your chance to create your own business destiny by telling me what you think its worth to you.
So here’s how this is going to work. Sit down and make a list of your most stressful business activities, all the things you’ve wanted to do, to start doing, to stop doing. Go ahead…I’ll wait.
Now stop thinking so small and think BIG. Imagine your business outside the box, outside the realm of possibilities. Got it yet?
Good. Now think about what it would be worth to you to have/do/implement those things in your business.
Do you desire a new or revitalized logo for $200? A sexy business card design for $30? A complete identity package at a 50% discount + that $100 Amazon gift card you’ve been holding onto for over a year?
Want to launch your very own info product for $357.23 because that’s the available balance on your credit card?
Do you dream of a smashing new website that isn’t being held captive by someone else and that you can update yourself and can only afford to pay in $200 installments? Perhaps even an e-commerce site to sell your products and want to pay me in commissions from your sales?
Want to launch your local business into the 21st century and leverage the awesomeness of social media to get more business and pay me in weekly deep tissue massages (you realize this is of course providing you’re a massage therapist in the Jackson, MS area, right)?
Want 10 hours of my Marketing Plan of Attack Consulting for $350 buckaroos?
Dream of me designing everything for your business from your logo to marketing materials to social media planning and just want me to be part of the team for a very long time to consult and strategize with for $ENTER YOUR AMOUNT HERE?
Want to set up a payment plan over time for something? I can probably make that happen.
Don’t let my suggestions skew your thoughts and ideas. These were just a little taste to get you going. Think BIG. Dream BIG and you just might get everything you want and more.
What’s the Catch?
No catch. You make me an offer and I’m either going to accept it or I won’t. I do reserve the right to refuse an offer, after all this is my party and my rules. I’m a Leo and that’s how it’s done with my kind.
But remember. You can’t get what you don’t ask for in life and this is one of those times. I’m feeling quite generous at the time of this posting so even if you do offer me some half-baked, insulting offer, the worst that will happen is I very politely (in my southern belle way) say no and possibly make you a counter-offer. Again, it’s my party…well, you know the drill.
Copywriting is excluded from this offer because well, that’s the one thing I offer that I don’t actually do myself. And where I can justify entertaining you at a ridiculously low cost, I can’t ask Jaime [the copywriter] to do that.
You may be thinking that I’ve lost my mind or maybe I’m just desperate for work. I can assure you the latter is not the case. I’m busy and I have happy clients – what more could a girl ask for except maybe a free flowing margarita machine on my desk, but then there wouldn’t be any work getting done.
That being said, I do have an unhealthy need to help make other business owners successful. Seriously, it’s an illness. So keep that in mind when making me an offer.
Be creative. If you’re just naturally uncreative, then at least make the offer enticing to me. I love a good challenge (remember, I’m a Leo).
This is a ONE TIME deal and ends at midnight, Central time, May 6, 2011 so all offers must be submitted by then. If you submit your offer at 12:01 am on the 7th you’ll be out of luck.
If your offer is accepted, you and I will discuss timelines and deadlines BEFORE you pay. I’m pretty over-swamped for May so dates beginning June or after are optimal, but we can discuss if your timeline is different.
Oh yeah, I’d love a glowing testimonial after you’re so ridiculously thrilled working with me.
So that’s it. This week only, I am making it my personal mission to answer your business MAYDAY calls. All you have to do is either leave a comment with your offer (I’ll respond via email), fill out my contact form HERE or email me at info [at] signatureworx.com.
Got your wish list done yet? What are you waiting for?