I could use some advice. I actually posted this discussion in Virtual Bookkeepers, but thought since I am so new to this business, here would also be a good place to post.
I have my first client and quite honestly, I got the work before I even had a business name or anything up and running. I have been on disability for over 3 years and virtual work is the answer to my problem. But there is one problem I am facing currently and am nervous about how to resolve it. I have no money for start up costs, i.e. software purchases, advertising, etc. This all takes time and money. I have a client who I want to suggest remote access to since I cannot afford to purchase the software he uses at current time. I am thinking I should be blunt about it and just ask, but is that the wrong approach? He had to cut my retainer in half because they are having cash flow problems, so maybe he will understand?
Bottom line I guess I am trying to ask is: How do we cover start up costs to get our business fully functional?