I decided online doesn't come as smoothly for me as offline, and I have always taken a large interest in running B2B businesses, managing certain operations, etc... Anyways, I'm applying for the necessary business licenses here in Los Angeles to establish myself, for those of you who own offline marketing businesses, do you register it as a corporation or individual business? I'm not sure if I should acquire a proprietorship or LLC... Anyways, I will be charging $149 a month with $99 set up for 1000 txt's, 10 cents per extra txt, and one shortcode. I plan on signing with TXT180 as it's by far a cheap and simple solution. Does anybody here have any other recommendations? For the first 5 clients or so, I will discount the recurring fee and wave the $99 set up to help build a portfolio, and to help build it, I will make those ones sign a 3 month contract because it's usually by the 2nd or 3rd month that results kick in nicely with SMS marketing. I think this should be a good idea just to get myself rolling. I will also be upselling mobile websites using WillR's mobile templates from the WF (one of the hardest WSO's for me to find as a freebie, heard great things about it, its called My Mobile Business $297 your first client or something like that). I will upsell Google Places optimization and SEO for their existing websites, as well as social media packages, such as facebook fan pages, etc... I love the possibilities with this. We can always browse and find out more about *how* SMS marketing or SEO works, but I want to understand the business side more, such as how you keep track of all billing (I plan on using billingboss or freshbooks), how you accept payments, how you send invoices and how invoices work. I have no idea how official billing works from a business to business, so if you offline marketers could provide your methods of collecting that moolah, it would be greatly appreciated. By the way, for those of you inspiring to be offline marketers, you're most likely going to need some good social and persuasion skills. I'm reading the book Influence: The psychology of persuasion, a very beneficial read. I definitely got more out of this than reading every sales script on here. Anyways, any thoughts are appreciated, as I'd like to start making my first cold calls in as little as a week. I don't want to be one of those who say "hey I just got my first meeting but I have no idea what to do", I want to be ready.