I run a New Zealand web design company and have been doing design for the past four years. Next year there will be some changes in the way we work as my girlfriend is selling her company and giving me half or all the funds from her sale (There are offers in the millions... because it's an R18 company) to get me an office, do promotional type things and whatnot. Anyhow just wondering what businesses find useful when trying to promote. I am thinking of doing a TV ad, and a radio ad, and maybe a fair bit of promotion outside of the web and on the web. But not entirely sure on how to do it all. If you own a company or business how did you start it up to where it is now? What promotional techniques did you use and how did it benefit you? I have purchased a couple of promotional type things such as a t-shirt for both me and my girlfriend and business cards for me, going to buy some for her. It's all pretty new to me with the whole office idea and I really do not want to stuff it up by doing the wrong thing. Discussions, advice, whatever else is appreciated.