This is Week 30 of a 52-week project/experiment in DIY marketing. Armed with nothing but a copy of the 2009 Grow Your Business Marketing Plan + Calendar
and my bare wits, I'm applying the skills you need to grow a business
in real time, day by day, and reporting on them week by week. See my
companion blog, A Virgo's Guide to Marketing, for some more in-depth posts, additional links and other marketing-related goodness.
If you want to see how much you've learned and grown—and also, how much you have to—try taking your act on the road.
This past week's trip to Chicago was wildly illuminating in so many ways: I learned about which processes are working and which aren't.
It was also really validating from the perspective of someone who's been plugging away, wondering whether any of this crazy stuff would ever pay off. It does, and it's thrilling!
To read the full story in all of its pain and glory, join me at the project mother ship, the Virgo Guide to Marketing.