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Beginners tips on starting a business with £0 cash


4. Marketing for Free. I ain’t no Marketing expert, but even in the last few months, I have seen clear results from using social networks. The World is a big place, but your market place is no longer your local Town or City – it is the World Wide Web. We have connected with people from all parts of the World –  some newbies and some well established players – each just as valuable in spreading TheEmployable word. £0 cost, but unlimited return.

6. Free stuff is available online. The deal is simple, you use the free stuff and the supplier or online service platform will hope you come back for more and more. When you come back for more, or a greater number, you will have to pay, but by that time, it might be a fee worth paying. However for the short-term, use the free stuff – as long as it works and looks good. Examples of this would be mailchimp.com for storing email addresses and sending newsletters (which can be free for limited usage) or surveymonkey.com for surveying your customers or audience (which again can be free for limited usage).

7. Get a Co-Founder…. This is not technically free, but it does double your work effort every day. There are two main Co-Founders of TheEmployable. If we both work 8 hour days – TheEmployable is technically working 16 hours a day, which means you can get twice as far and twice as fast. Not only that every one of us have talents and also weaknesses. With two of you on board from the outset, you are less likely to make a silly and avoidable mistake – and mistakes often costs you don’t they….

Please comment below if you have any offer suggestions what we should include. If you are reading this and starting a business right now – then good luck and let us know what you are looking to do, we can often help by spreading the word (for free!). We feature business startups every week on TheEmployable so maybe one day you can be our startup of the week. 

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5 Responses to “Beginners tips on starting a business with £0 cash”

  1. The Internet is a great thing for those looking for ways to get free, or cheap, information. However, it is definitely a double-edged sword. Yes, there is a ton of information out there to be had, but there is also a lot of junk. This means you need to have a great B.S. detector and have the ability to pick out the great nuggets of information. You also can find yourself being overwhelmed with all of the information out there, getting bogged down researching and not making any forward progress. Having said this, I have no desire to go back to a time when the Internet wasn’t around!

    As far as ‘free’ wi-fi goes, at a couple of bucks a day for coffee to get a few hours of ‘free’ wi-fi, one could get a great broadband connection at home and have 24/7 access to the web. Of course you would be on your own to get a good cup of coffee…

    Posted by Marshall Davis | March 5, 2012, 8:21 pm
    • You may find that gradually coffee shops remove their free wi-fi because it leads to them losing money and going out of business. A relative of mine has a coffee house which has just removed all the free wi-fi access as customers were not spending on the coffee but using the wi-fi too long. Customers also expect free wi-fi now and are upset when it’s not available but coffee shops are not charities! Please don’t start a business by helping another business to shut down.

      Posted by Anne Fraser | June 20, 2012, 9:30 am
  2. Thank you for your comments Marshall and some very good points –

    Posted by theemployable | March 6, 2012, 8:20 pm
  3. Great blog. In terms of Wifi access, have you tried using your local library? Although the “public library” is often under threat of closure in the UK, with cut backs in public sector spend, it does offer (quiet often) free WiFi access and also a gateway to huge amounts of information. Use it or loose it!

    Posted by Jay Wheeler | June 13, 2012, 2:51 pm


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