Rome wasn't built in a day and I seriously doubt that it was done without a plan. Before beginning your web design project, you need to begin by developing a plan to keep you on the right track.
I learned a long time ago that the money in your business is in your database. Okay, your systems and processes are important too but it's your list of clients that holds the gold. Have a new product or service? Tell your database about it. Are you having a sale? Tell your list of buyers about it. Selling your business? The bigger the list, the bigger the payday.
For many small business owners, the way to get new business is to meet new contacts. Networking can be one of the cheapest ways to pick up new business. Networking is a great way to interact with your target audience, (provided that you are attending the right networking functions) exchange information and develop relationships.