Rolling The Dice In Business – Taking The Chance With Confidence

In this article AJR discuss Rolling The Dice In Business – Taking The Chance With Confidence

I thought i would write this short article, as a new start up client of mine approached me and asked “how do i approach new clients as i am afraid and not very confident about selling myself to potential client”,

So we had a sit down with a cup of coffee and a chat, and thought i would write down basically what i told this client and make a little article about, Rolling The Dice In Business – Taking The Chance With Confidence.

First of all don’t be afraid to take chances!. You don’t want to be that person who looks back on life wondering what could have been if you had just rolled that dice and taken that chance..!.

You don’t want to tell stories of what you wish could have happened; you want to tell stories of what did happen. You need to BE CONFIDENT! Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there! Roll the dice and take that chance! It will either pay off and be a success or you will learn from it and improve.

Don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation with potential clients by asking them simple questions, just remember the initial meeting is not a sales pitch, you are there for them to gain trust in you as a person “be yourself…people buy in to people not businesses” build the relationship with people the business and profit come later, now this has opened up a huge opportunity for you! That opens up the door for you to tell them all about you and your business.

How do you market your business in new ways, such as working with other small businesses… this is an excellent question? The answer is really simple. Put yourself out there! I hear time and time again of people say that they are scared to approach other small businesses to market themselves. DON’T BE AFRAID! The worst thing that can happen is they will answer no. The best thing that can happen is that they will answer yes! Either way you are not loosing or any worse off than before. You made the effort, if they say no then you move on to the next improving on your efforts and approach or idea.

One of the ways that I plan to promote and market my business is by thorough research…and more research, write your idea down on paper then scribble down the pros and cons and ups and downs if the pros over shadow the cons and there are more ups to the downs…? then your on to a winner..!, but only if you plan how you are going to move this forward the right way and target it across to your current market and target audience.

So lets go into planning and some apps and tools i use to save me time and allow me to work on the go, When your always busy and on the go like me, finding time to sit down with a pen and paper to right ideas down its difficult to find that time to do this,

so i thought i would mention and recommend the apps and tools i use to take notes, jot ideas down, bookmark information to read later and keep a track of the projects and tasks you have lined up and all of these apps / tools are free to us and i use them everyday because they safe me so much time by allowing me to do things on the go right from my iPad or mobile phone…simple’s..!

  • Evernote – great for typing a quick note or writing an article / blog post in rough or even saving full pages to read later but i use the next tool for this.You can have it installed on your computer and also have the app on your phone.
  • Pocket –  When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket. You can add it to your google chrome browser and have the app on your phone.
  • Everlist – Fast and modern project management for teams or as an individual. Define your roadmap, assign tasks, track performance, and get sh*t done. There is no app but great to have open on your computer.
  • Buffer –  Buffer is the best way to drive traffic, increase fan engagement and save time on social media.

These are just some of the best apps and tools i use everyday, i will do a separate article about these tools down the line and go into some more detail about how you can maximize efficiency using these products.

Thanks for reading and remember,

Rolling The Dice In Business – Taking The Chance With Confidence. DON’T BE AFRAID!

Andrew Marriott
Owner & Founder at AJR Solutions
I am a technical & creative guy who loves technology. From a very young age, I have had a passion for technology, website / graphic design and photography. I work hard & play harder, I’m driven and full of enthusiasm with a passion to help others. Technology, digital design, web development & creative photography are areas I am really passionate about.

In the past i have worked for a leading IT Solutions & Managed service provider in Rotherham dealing with a range of IT platforms, such as - on site field engineering and remote support, dealing with all types of servers such as Virtual & Physical, Hyper–V, VMware, Windows server 2012 R2, SBS - Small Business Server 2008 2011, SQL, Terminal, Exchange, Active Directory, Group Policy, TCP, IP, DNS, DHCP, VPN, RDP, hybrid & cloud, Office 365 and managed security solutions such as Antivirus and Spam filtering.

Prior to this, I worked for Wickersley School & Sports College as the Lead IT & Network Technician and also supporting local primary schools with IT Support and engineering visits & Project Management, while also running my own company AJR Solutions, providing IT & Creative Solutions. In addition to my full-time career, I’m very creative and have a huge passion for design and love how design can have a massive impact on a business image, presence and value
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