One of the cheapest and best way to gain information, sales, marketing and people to bounce ideas off is by Networking.
Networking is not just drinkies with a few mates, its being seen at industry gatherings, at information and training opportunities and its for times when you can put your ideas into your business sector.
Critical I think is to be seen as a leader in a sector, become a member of an industry group, be on a board and put forward your influence into your future.
Clients will get to know of your influence and expertise and you personally will get brand values from that membership and networking.
But you need to be prepared and I can show you how you can make the best value for you and your business.