I am happy to report that things here at Brian Johnson Design are going well. I have a full workload of new websites and jobs to work on. Now my job is to figure out how to manage my time and get all of this done, so that I can go out and get even more new business
As recently as a couple months ago, I was still spending most of my time learning new techniques for building websites and a company. At some point I felt like I had a good enough grasp on everything and a good enough understanding of how a small business operates that I knew it was time to massively revamp my marketing efforts. It was like the shroud of confusion of running a company for the first time had finally been lifted, and I could now see the forest for the trees. So I marketed myself. I went to networking events. I visited BNI groups. I met people. Every day I was out networking, building connections, and marketing my services. And it was starting to work. I got a few clients right off the bat, and that encouraged me to keep going.
Then a couple weeks ago, I seemed to get a handful of new clients all at once. Prospects seemed to pop out of nowhere, and what’s more, they all wanted to work with me! Obviously I was doing something right, but now those events have brought me to where I am now. I wouldn’t say I am overwhelmed yet, but I know it’s time to batten down the hatches and get some of this work done. While I am still doing some marketing, the time for me to focus all my efforts on that aspect of my business is over.
It’s actually kind of cool to see all of this going down… I am sure years down the road when my company is larger and more successful, I will remember this time with fond memories. I’ll remember that feeling of “making it” for the first time in the confusing and difficult frontier that is small business ownership.