Do you have any experience working in an office? If so, then you have administrative skills. Are you aware that you can actually put these skills into good use even if you are just at home? Well, this may sound absurd but this is really possible with the help of the internet.
The more projects you bid on the greater your chance of winning a contract but if you take time to produce a high quality bid you can reduce the number of bids you have to make the higher the quality of your bid and few bids you will need to make to win a contract. You need to buy Connects to bid. These cost $0.50 and depending on your membership you get some free connects a month. You need to be prepared to bid more initially to win contracts. Don’t get ‘hung up’ on the number of Connects you use in the first couple of months, it is a very small investment you need to make.
Ensure your Virtual Office is well served by good transport links or has parking facilities. Make it easy for attendees to attend and provide them with a good printable map with transport and parking information in your pre-workshop delegate pack.
It’s not unusual for venues to charge extra for equipment, such as flip charts, projector screens and especially AV equipment which can turn your good value workshop into an expensive event that eats in to your budget. Consider your equipment requirements and discuss everything with the venue before confirming your booking.
Do not allocate half of your capital to office rental. You don’t need it at this moment. When your business or company grows, you could consider it. Your home can be converted as your virtual office. Assign a specific area for this. Make sure you won’t be disturbed while you’re working.
Look inside a large aluminum briefcase and you will see what an organizational wonder it is. There will be no more rummaging around inside a cavernous hole while you try to find an important document. With its built-in filing system, you simply open the case and flip through the sleeves until you find the document you need. Contrast this with ordinary carrying cases, where you first have to remove your laptop and then grab a stack of papers and go through them one by one.
Start small. Create a one-time show in your area, for a particularly large group of people, maybe home builders for instance. Use a local venue near your house so that you can get your feet wet without having to go bankrupt in case the show does not pan out.