- Dec 4, 2022
So I have started my business, as of October 2022. I am a one machine shop right now with additional capabilities, i.e. welding, assembly, engineering design. I do this part time as I am working to grow it and keep the 8 - 5 to support the family. I had a handful of discussions with contacts in the industry as I was planning and preparing. I am getting some work right now and it is fine as I am learning many ends of the business that you don’t experience till every aspect of the business lies on you. My question is, what methods of advertising does everyone do? I have put together some brochures and plan to go door knocking periodically. I have been considering various social media methods, like Facebook mostly, but never had much success there with my other business. I had a lot of contact and interaction but not much work. My other business is more direct to end user and not manufacturing. I know a few guys that source work through Xometry, but I don’t know if I want to go that route. Because I am new and small, I have limited funds for a significant advertising campaign right now. The last thing I am working on is a website. I am putting together something simple that allows people to easily contact me and provide an overview of what the business does. What has worked for you and what didn’t work?