The ‘New Business’ Manifesto

by Chris C. Ducker · 48 comments

New Business Manifesto

Throughout the course of a normal week, I’ll receive hundreds of questions from small business owners and startup entrepreneurs on the subject of starting and growing companies in today’s incredibly fast moving business world.

A lot of the time they are via our Facebook Community, and I’ll reply there directly. Sometimes its on Twitter, and some times via email. Bottom line: I freakin’ love hearing from you – regardless of how you reach out. So, please don’t stop!

One thing that I really love is the fact that the large majority of these messages come in from people that have already taken and finished my free training course, the ‘New Business’ Bootcamp, giving them a great kickstart in the process!

But, growing a business in today’s market is not just about learning how to blog, podcast, how to utilize online video, or work with virtual assistants (to name a few of the subjects tackled in the bootcamp). It’s also just as important to have the right mindset, than it is to have the skills!

We need to encapsulate EVERYTHING that we should ALL be about, in regards to changing the way we startup, market and build our businesses in today’s economy, so I bring to you, the ‘New Business’ Manifesto!

There are a couple of ways to enjoy and digest the manifesto…

First up, you can click the image above and a larger version will load up within your browser. Secondly, you can ‘right-click, save as’ HERE, and download a hi-res version of it, in case you’d like to turn it into a desktop wallpaper, or even print it to a poster of some size (I’m doing this right now – more on that at the end of this post!).

Lastly, you can watch the 1min video below. Please note: At the end, I use the word ‘s**t’ in this version, instead of ‘rock n roll’, as in the print version!

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Note: The ‘New Business’ Manifesto is licensed under the Creative Commons License. Which basically means you can use it anywhere, for anything, so long as you don’t alter it, and that you link back to this page.

This isn’t a Blog Post – it’s the Beginning of a Movement!

If you really want to make a difference, not just in your life and businesses, but also to inspire and motivate those that you know and care about that might benefit from the ‘New Business’ Manifesto, all you need to do is share it:

  • On your blog.
  • On your business website.
  • On your Facebook page.
  • To your Twitter followers and other social media fans.
  • To your email list.
  • Anywhere else you think it’ll help spread the word.

Business is amazing and being an entrepreneur is awesome!

I simply love this stuff…

Now – Please tell me what you think of the ‘New Business’ Manifesto below. I’d love to hear from you all on it!

Join My New Business Bootcamp for Free!

I'LL SHOW YOU HOW TO START, RUN, & GROW A BUSINESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

  • Utilize the Power of Blogging in Business
  • Grow Your Empire Through Outsourcing
  • Attract Customers with Videos & Podcasts

{ 48 comments… read them below or add one }

Sam October 4, 2012 at 22:21

Hey Chris,

I went straight to the video, lol. Loved the animation of the video and the overall message. Now that the manifesto has been launched I’m looking forward to what everyone does with it. Great stuff.

Sam

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Chris C. Ducker October 5, 2012 at 00:25

You’re looking forward to it?!! How do you think I feel…?

:-)

Glad you enjoyed the video.

Stay tuned, bud.

C

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Janet October 4, 2012 at 23:27

new-age business owners.. hm, haven’t heard of that one yet :) i usually associate it with woo woo. love this! i’ll share.

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Chris C. Ducker October 5, 2012 at 00:24

Thanks, Janet. Glad you’re diggin’ it!

C

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Ningsang Jamir October 5, 2012 at 00:20

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Chris C. Ducker October 5, 2012 at 00:28

Thanks, Ningsang.

C

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Misi October 5, 2012 at 01:41

Cool! I am ready :-)

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Chris C. Ducker October 5, 2012 at 15:05

Buckle up, Misi… It’s gonna be quite a ride!!!

C

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Dan October 5, 2012 at 05:23

Good shit Chris well done.

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Chris C. Ducker October 5, 2012 at 15:05

Ha! Glad you like it, mate.

C

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Enter October 5, 2012 at 05:32

whoa! that was intense i guess hence the word “bootcamp”. i get the message could-be-any-internet-young-male-ish-business platform, 1 min vid is 4 anti boredom u know given we are bombarded with way too much information. it strikes me as way too harsh – it just wanna make me run 2 the nearest yoga station, do downward dog & breathe. ha ha ha. either that or join an ashram in india. ha ha ha.

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Chris C. Ducker October 5, 2012 at 15:06

Hi ‘Enter’

Namaste, my friend!

C

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Jane Manthorpe October 5, 2012 at 06:41

Hi Chris
Love your manifesto, truly resonate with it, I would, if it were manifesto adjust the last line to say:
It’s time to be a leader in your area of passion, share your expertise and knowledge and make a difference in the life’s of others.
Get out there and change the world to what you want to see for the better

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Chris C. Ducker October 5, 2012 at 15:07

Making a difference is what we should ALL be attempting to do, one way or another.

Through products, services and the way we conduct business. The ‘old school’ side of business is not dead and buried. It’s simply evolving.

Really appreciate the comment, Jane.

C

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Jane Manthorpe October 5, 2012 at 06:44

Chris, forgot to mention I shared your new business manifestio with this with my tribe on facebook :)
great stuff, and by the way loving your boot camp, your videos are nicely done and you make it easy to understand the stages of business online, thanks :)

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Chris C. Ducker October 5, 2012 at 15:08

Thanks, Jane – thats awesome.

There will be more things added here on the blog in the coming weeks and months that I know you’re gonna love. So, stay tuned, okay!?

C

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Susan Guinto October 5, 2012 at 07:59

Love the vid Chris! Sweet, direct, short and sweet!
About the Manifesto, you just put everything in perspective. I think as virtual assistants coming fom the Philippines, we must learn to realize that we are entering an industry that encourages us to think as business partners that’s why we have to make the shift from an employee– to a business, mindset. I know the word “assistant” may bring us to just an employee level position due to its connotation. But I would rather much prefer to think that we are virtual business partners, who can bring value to the table.
If I may add to the manifesto, it would be: “We are not just order-takers, we are strategic business partners!”

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Chris C. Ducker October 5, 2012 at 15:09

Hi Susan

Glad you like the Manifesto. You guys are at the forefront of the industry for a lOT of ‘traditional’ business owners, thats for sure. Continue to expand your knowledge and skill set, okay!?

C

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Susan Guinto October 5, 2012 at 16:34

Hi Chris, I will definitely strive for continuous learning. And I do hope to give Philippine VAs a good name.
Thanks for all the insights.

You really rock! ;)

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Nicki Turnbull October 5, 2012 at 07:59

I have shared it on my personal timeline.

I can’t think of anything to add to it though .. sorry.

Thanks! Nicki.

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Chris C. Ducker October 5, 2012 at 15:09

Thanks for the support, Nicki.

Appreciate it! :-)

C

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Felix Albutra October 5, 2012 at 09:40

Hi Chris,

Wow! You really are a Genius and very talented. Anyway, just shared the “New Business” Manifesto to all my friends and facebook group.

I am very sure that they will really LIKE this. Thanks for sharing. I hope you will continue inspiring people and guide us to start our own successful business, here in the 21st Century.

Cheers!
-F

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Chris C. Ducker October 5, 2012 at 15:09

Cheers, Felix. I’ll continue to try and help you, and all the readers here on the blog.

Appreciate your kudos.

C

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Nicola Duncan October 5, 2012 at 12:10

Hey Chris,

I love it when I stumble across people who think like me, but even more so when they also ACT and get shit done. So major kudos for finding such a cool and dynamic way to get the word out there – LOVE it!

Have posted this on FB and retweeted and will share with my small business clients face-to-face. Will make a nice change for them from me banging on like a broken record about the need to future-proof their business models. Future-proof? What am I saying, they need to present-proof!!!!

What would I add? That ‘old business’ was about making a living. New business is about making a life.’

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Chris C. Ducker October 5, 2012 at 15:11

Hehe – awesome isn’t it!

Glad you enjoyed the post, and that you enjoy ‘getting shit done’..!

Future-proof… Present-proof… it’s ALL relevant, right!?

Look forward to seeing more of you here on the blog.

Cheers,
C

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Michael Bryant October 5, 2012 at 18:38

Love the graphics on the video. Was a great kick start to my morning!

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Chris C. Ducker October 5, 2012 at 18:52

Awesome, Michael…!

:-)

That’s EXACTLY what the NB Manifesto is all about… Now, go do something phenomenal today.

C

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Mars Dorian October 6, 2012 at 01:00

Wowzee, the video’s ASS kicking Chris, luv the style and attitude.
Good decision to go for the personal branding a la Chris Brogan,
can’t wait for all the content you’re going to unleash here.

Now excuse me for not writing a longer comment, but
it’s time for me to get shit done.

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Chris C. Ducker October 6, 2012 at 02:28

You go ahead, Mars!

I would expect nothing less from you, buddy!

Glad you’re enjoying the new style.

C

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Otiti October 6, 2012 at 01:14

This is one FRESH manifesto, man! I’m totally digging the vibe. ;) I’m off to share and join the New Business Bootcamp now.

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Chris C. Ducker October 6, 2012 at 02:29

Thanks, Otiti – enjoy the Bootcamp.

Roll up your sleeves – it’s time to get back to basics, and then take things to the next level.

See you on the inside!

C

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David October 6, 2012 at 04:11

Awesome manifesto and video deffinately will be shared. Just joined ya on Facebook and bootcamp excited to dive into your wisdom for biz. Truely things have changed in many ways, so makes since we do the same constantly. Appreciate the wisdom and vibe. Gettin shit done for life. May add that we are universal visionaries for change. Have a amazing day Chris.

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Chris C. Ducker October 6, 2012 at 11:00

Appreciate the kind words, David.

Go get some shit done, now! :-)

Thanks for dropping by, and look forward to conversing more.

C

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Simon Payne October 6, 2012 at 04:32

Hi Chris,
I really like the direction you are taking. This redesign is awesome! And I love the video animation :) Nice!

Cheers,
Simon

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Chris C. Ducker October 6, 2012 at 10:59

Hi Simon

Glad you like the new style, mate. Video was a lot of fun to put together.

Appreciate you stopping by – hope all is good.

C

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Alex October 7, 2012 at 21:59

Loving the manifesto Chris and I really like the new blog as well! The design is awesome and your last few articles have been great as well!

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Chris C. Ducker October 8, 2012 at 18:50

Thanks, Alex. Appreciate the kudos – stay tuned. Lots more good stuff in the pipeline.

C

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Michelle October 7, 2012 at 23:43

Love the whole new look and feel of your site and am looking forward to learning from you.

Posted to my Facebook Business page and also repinned to Pinterest.

Michelle

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Chris C. Ducker October 8, 2012 at 18:53

Appreciate the kind words, Michelle. Thank you.

And thanks also for helping to spread the word.

:-)

C

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Adam @ Bootstrap Cafe October 10, 2012 at 01:25

Ah, the power of a one minute video.

Chris, I like the way you don’t mince your words: Get shit done. My sentiments exactly.

I’d also add;

“Be brave, do shit you love, right now”.

Keep it coming Chris, this is fun and I like it.

Adam

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Chris C. Ducker October 10, 2012 at 09:39

Thanks, Adam. Glad you’re enjoying.

And I love that you appreciate the straight talk!

:-)

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Thoufeeq October 17, 2012 at 19:42

Hey Chris, nice post.

I Know what am gonna ask is off this topic. Do you intend to start any more niche site case studies like the series of CNA training site? That was quite interesting to follow.

By the way, how’s the site doing now?

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Chris C. Ducker October 18, 2012 at 01:20

I put the site to sleep a while ago. Just too much BS.

Likeminded tests and experiments will appear here on the new site, yes. But, nothing ‘niche’ related, thats for sure.

Just wasn’t my bag…

C

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Thoufeeq October 23, 2012 at 23:22

Thanks for the reply.

Is that strategy still a good idea to follow after all these recent updates of google? Do you advise people to start over again? What do you think?

Thanks

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Chris C. Ducker October 23, 2012 at 23:40

I think that larger, more original and ‘different’ niche sites (meaning, they dont follow a certain pattern or process) have a better chance of making money for longer.

But, ultimately, I think the whole Adsense game will end, in some way, shape or form… The question is just HOW and WHEN it’ll happen.

C

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Thoufeeq October 24, 2012 at 10:53

Thanks again for the quick reply, chris.

So if we rely on $10 outsourced articles to construct a niche site like CNA, its gonna be tanked sooner or laters, hope thats what you meant… So those days are over, I believe ;)

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Sheryl October 22, 2013 at 04:07

You content never disappoints! Thanks so much for a continual feed of inspiration!

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Chris C. Ducker October 22, 2013 at 20:41

Thanks, Sheryl.

Glad you enjoyed and appreciate your support and interest.

C

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