Today is the launch of my first business project of 2010 and first community group ever.
It’s called the $100 Business Forum, and it’s all about helping 150 people start small businesses on a small budget.
The premise is that you don’t need a lot of money—or a lot of advance preparation—to start what I call a “very small business.” Really, you don’t need much of anything other than a product or service, a group of people willing to pay for it, and a way for them to pay you. All of that can be done for less than $1,000 in most cases, and less than $100 in many cases.
How It Works
The $100 Business Forum is not a product you buy once and then download. It’s a community group where we’ll all meet every day for 28 days. The group is online, and you don’t have to worry about time zones – you just show up at least once a day for about twenty minutes.
This project is jointly produced with Pamela Slim, author of Escape from Cubicle Nation. Pam and I will co-facilitate the course, but much of the content will come from the participants themselves.
We’ve scheduled two classes so far – the inaugural one starts on February 1 and runs through Feb 28. The second one stars April 5 and runs through May 4.
Because the group will be interacting with each other on a regular basis, we’re limiting each class size to 150 participants. Naturally, since the group is called the $100 Business Forum, the cost is just $100.
Also, if you’d help us spread the word about this project, I’d really appreciate it. You can direct people to this post or the registration site at 100bizforum.com.
Update: Both groups are sold out! Thanks for your support.