I've run a profitable small business for 12 years and I've read scores of books about business, sales and marketing but I've also learnt a lot the hard way, by trial and error. That seemed normal to me because no two businesses are alike so it's hard to get information that will help you make your business better.
Until recently I hadn't tried any of the business ebooks and online courses on offer. To be honest, there are so many of them it can be overwhelming and there's always the worry that they won't give enough value.
But about two months ago I took the plunge and invested in Chris Guillebeau's Empire Builder Kit. It teaches you how to build a meaningful lifestyle business in one year, starting at $149 for a 365-day plan of attack.
Chris is an entrepreneur, writer and blogger who I personally admire trust and the Empire Builder Kit course appealed because it has video and print case studies of over 20 small business owners who've built up profitable businesses fast. By reading or hearing the amazing stories from other small business owners you can pick and choose which tips will work for your business.
The case studies are excellent but probably the best part of the course is that you receive one email a day (yes, 365 tips!) that will help you build a strong business over the course of the year. I've personally found these emails to be motivational, useful and inspiring. It's like having a business mentor looking over your shoulder keeping you on track .
If you’re interested, Chris is re-launching his Empire Builder Kit today.
The Empire Building Kit represents great value for money for anyone who's setting up a new business or growing an existing one. Especially if you plan to do some business online and a strong Internet marketing strategy will help you. There are three investment options:
Hail Caesar: $249
Alexander the Great: $449
Basically, the more you pay the more information you have access to. I went for Alexander the Great because I already had a business, but if you're a new business owner or just setting up, one of the other courses will be more than enough to set you on the road to building your empire.
Find out more about how to build your own empire in one year here.
This is an affiliate links for a product I stand by and believe in 100%. The Empire Building Kit's not for everyone but it's definitely helped me so I'm happy to recommend it to you today on that basis. Only you can decide if it will help you too.
There are a few more small business marketing ebooks and courses on the blogging resources page, but not many because I only want to recommend the very best stuff that will help you reach your goals.
Thanks for reading, I'll be back next week with more empowering tips for life and work.
Good luck with all your plans and here's to our empire building success!