Upcoming Event: How to Start a Small Business and Discover Your First Clients in Japan


The organizers of the Tokyo Digital Marketers Meetup have graciously invited me to share my story at an event on August 27, 2019. Here’s the full event description for “How to Start a Small Business and Discover Your First Clients in Japan.”

Stepping out on your own to start a business is tough—especially in a foreign country. To succeed, you’ll need a strong network, social proof, a validated business model, and creative ways to connect with potential clients.

This presentation is designed for entrepreneurs and freelancers who aspire to start and grow small service-based businesses in Japan (i.e. marketers, designers, and programmers).

Anthony Griffin is a marketer and communications coach specializing in helping small to mid-sized Japanese companies market to global audiences. In this presentation, he’ll share what he has learned from founding Saga Consulting, a sole proprietorship that achieved profitability within its first eight months of existence.

By the end of this presentation you will learn how to find your first clients in Japan by:

• Validating your business ideas before quitting your day job

• Leveraging digital platforms to establish your personal brand

• Navigating the complexities of marketing in Japan

• Determining the role of digital marketing in your marketing mix

In addition to the above, Anthony will share influential books and blogs that continue to shape his entrepreneurial journey to this day. If you’ve ever entertained the thought of stepping out on your own to work directly with your clients, this is an event that you won’t want to miss.

If you are interested in any of the content above, sign up for this event on the Tokyo Digital Marketers Meetup homepage.