I would love to be the go to guy for local businesses. I love small business and have my own self-employed gig. I'd like to build a community of small businesses that could get together and do joint venture promotions and support one another. Cooperative marketing pieces like the 9x12 cards could be part of it. Maybe a directory of members and some sort of discount card featuring their deals, or more of a VIP card that is more limited that participating businesses can give to their best customers. I could reach out to those that provide services like advertising, web design, etc. and promote them to my members at some sort of discount.
I would love to do something like this on the side. I'm not doing this to somehow get business for my business, but I am looking for an outlet for my interest in helping small businesses and I could make some extra income from it.
What would you offer to your business members?
How much would you charge for membership?
How would you obtain members if you have limited time? Would you hire? For what?
I like the creative license allowed in such a co-op. You can take it in any direction you like. It is yours and you have businesses looking to you to help them better themselves and each other.
What would you do or suggest? I don't necessarily want to provide the sevices as much as being the guy that gets everybody together.