The 1 Minute Company Pitch

The European Professional Women’s Network of Marseille has a club just for entrepreneurs.  It’s called the E-Club and we meet once a month for lunch at a restaurant.  The March meeting was held at Pain et Companie in Marseille’s Vieux Port area.  It’s nice to have the camaraderie of other women also starting or running their own businesses here in France.  During the meeting we worked on our 1 minute company pitch.  We all need one, and we need it to be clear and concise.  When we are trying to get our foot in the door with a new client, we don’t have much time to make that initial sales pitch for our company, so it needs to be good.

Here are some tips that were gathered by the leaders of the group and collaborated on by group members: Continue reading “The 1 Minute Company Pitch”

The challenge of creating a functional website…

The tale I am about to tell is for anyone starting a new small business.  Read closely so that you can swerve past these speed bumps with ease during your start-up.  I built a little website for my resume over 4 years ago, even though I didn’t really need it and I wasn’t full-time freelance.  I used iWeb and my .me account to publish.  Over the past few years, I have tinkered with it to try to make it more professional, the closer I got to being full-time freelance. I created the company name and bought my domain this summer, then paid a friend to create a little logo and some icons to match.  I did a major revamp on my iWeb site, and then I hit the first speed bump.  iWeb sites have no search engine visibility because you cannot alter the HTML or install plugins or create meta tags.   Continue reading “The challenge of creating a functional website…”