I believe one of the best strategies to use as a small business is to acknowledge your failures (or probably, more accurately, your weaknesses in marketing and promotion) and to straightforwardly ask your trusted seller friends for supportive help. My belief is there are people in the online selling community who actually do enjoy being leaned upon for guidance.
When I say that like that I think most people say to themselves "Nah, that help is impossible to find" and/or "My situation is unique and IF I do get some tips they won't help me." My friend Taylor (Native Naturals) made a comment recently that pointed out the internet world has a "me, me, me" attitude. She also reminded me - somewhat darkly - that "not all" pass along information to assist.
Believe me there are folks out there in cyberspace who are willing to help who don't require much of... Read More