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    Mark – CIT
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    Hi All,

    The usual here, ‘long time lurker, first time poster’!

    I have been out on my own since July and whilst things are going well, they could be better. As far as starting your own business goes I have probably been handed this on a platter compared to most; a mature product and an existing client base that almost pays the bills.

    I specialise in web based and mobile software development and am the Aus agent for a web based Freight Management System (FMS) that was developed in Europe.

    The technical side of things is my background so it’s just the marketing, sales and administration that I have to get my head around!

    I have a lot of ideas about how to tackle these things but I seriously need to prioritise as I don’t have the resources to pursue them all.

    My no.1 task, apart from servicing my existing client base, is to get a good informative website up for Cargo Office and then start a sales and marketing campaign.

    I have found this site to be great resource (am already using a local Graphical Designer who advertises on here) and thought it was about time to for me to contribute to it.

    Thanks for listening!

    Mark

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    LucasArthur
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    Howdy Mark

    Congrats on no longer being a lurker.. lol..

    Sounds like you have had the ability to leapfrog the intitial business hurdles of cash flow, finding customers and a great product.. BLOODY AWESOME!

    As for your problems, maybe sit with someone who knows you and your business and discuss your concerns/hurdles about prioritizing and try to work them out..

    Obviously, or maybe not, if cash injection is inhibiting all the things you want to do you may need to focus on things to do that will raise income levels.. such as the web site you mention, finding new clients or growing revenue from exisiting.

    I know its not an answer, although really just wanted to welcome you.

    Look forward to reading your progress.

    Cheers
    Jason

    Jason Ramage | Lucas Arthur Pty Ltd | E: [email protected]   P: 61 3 8324 0344    M: 61 412 244 888
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    Mark – CIT
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    Thanks for your thoughts Jason.

    Definitely good to have cashflow already, unfortunately not quite enough and definitely not enough for one of the Eames chairs I have had my eye on for the last 3 years!

    A cash injection would be handy and ones of those things I have considered. I was hoping to get some organic growth happening first.

    Cheers,

    Mark

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    Dave Gillen – Former FS Concierge
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    Hi Mark,

    Welcome to Flying Solo! I’d say just focus on the next step (it sounds like that’s what you’re doing!), and ask specific questions if that next step isn’t clear to you.

    Great to have you here, and hope to see you around. :)

    Dave

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