Start Up with $1,500, Become a “Visible Expert” and More

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It’s time again for another community news and information roundup. From startup advice to new online tools to the latest stats, we scan the Web and our small business community. And the result is a selection of resources we provide to you, the small business owner. We hope it gives you the information and inspiration you need to run your business each week.

We’d love to have your thoughts and insight on how to improve this list each week. Read more below about how you can get involved.

And now, let’s dig in!

Start a Business with $1,500 (CrowdSpring)

Ross Kimbarovsky, co-founder of CrowdSpring, shares an infographic says it can help you build your business for less than you might have thought possible. This week, Ross also took time to chat with members of the BizSugar community about the possibilities of bootstrapping.

Yes, Social Media Can Drive Sales (Small Business Forum)

When trying to save costs, social media can prove to be one of the the most inexpensive means to market your business. But if you’ve heard social media can’t really drive sales, you should check out this post from Rieva Lesonsky.

Let’s Look at Six Social Media Megastars (Tweak Your Biz)

To understand how to use social media effectively, it helps to follow brands that have done it right. Here Lionel Bryant looks at companies that have mastered the art of social media marketing and what we can learn from them.

Timing Really is Everything (Social Media Slant)

If you want to know how to use social media most effectively, begin by figuring out when your posts have the greatest impact. Cendrine Marrouat shares one service that can help you find the best day and time of day to post on Google Plus.

Embrace the Power of Telecommuting (The Work at Home Woman)

Another way to reduce costs when starting your business is to embrace the power of telecommuting. Here Christy Schutz makes the case for telecommuting…for a lot more than budgetary reasons.

Key to Success: Don’t Follow the Herd (Kexino)

No matter what marketing approach you decide to follow, be sure it is one that makes sense for your business and not just the latest fashion. Here marketer Gee Ranasinha explains to the BizSugar community why it’s important to step back and answer some questions about your business before deciding what marketing channels are right for you.

How to Become a “Visible Expert (Blogging Wizard)

One of the most effective ways of building a brand online is to establish yourself as what Lee Frederiksen calls a “visible expert.” This approach can allow you to develop opportunities related to your expertise ranging from speaking engagements to consulting and more.

One Change Can Transform Your Business (Medium)

Entrepreneur Michael Sacca describes his journey from creating a free app with one $1.99 book for sale to the full collection of books that is Bilingual Child today. Thanks to Jennifer Sable Lopez for sharing this post on

We hope you enjoyed this latest edition of the community news and announcement roundup. Now it’s your turn.

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9 Reactions
  1. Thank you so much for the mention. Great roundup!

  2. Many thanks for the multiple mentions in the roundup – always a useful resource!


    Ross Kimbarovsky

  3. Thanks for mentioning Lee’s post over on my site – much appreciated!

  4. Nice job on this week’s roundup.

    I like that it’s centered on success!

    The Franchise King®

  5. In today’s times, you can actually build a business out of a smaller budget. Sometimes, all you need is a domain name and a hosting account. From there, you can start a business. Just be an expert and be willing to share that knowledge with other people and you’re on the right track.

  6. I had to agree to with the above comment. Having a website won’t cost you much. It’s a great stepping stone for your business at least you get to establish your online presence. It’s advantage. 🙂

  7. No matter what marketing approach you decide to follow, be sure it is one that makes sense for your business and not just the latest fashion.

  8. Many thanks for the mention! Much appreciated.