What is your Sphere of Influence? After a clever brand, slogan, and logo are carried out and adopted. You take these symbols of your business and present them to the world. As I stated before, T-shirts work well for me, then there came the banners (on our office walls). I graduated to Pens with our website and brand. Pens are great because if you are feeling uncomfortable about giving total strangers your business card when not solicited, then handing a pen and leaving them lying around everywhere you do business is fantastic.
Sometimes, the money spent on a particular product does not reap you very many benefits, but no need to worry someone's loss is another's gain. Mouse pads for example. These were not a big item, but I found that they serve as great Bridging Pads. I was pleasantly surprised (check out my blog on bridging).
I thought of a thong. The surface area is not conducive for a large brand imprint. Therefore that idea was scrapped. (LOL)
Whatever it is and however you want to get your message across to the masses. Keep doing it. Do not ever say die or ever fold at any spot of unsureness on the horizon. It matters not what regrets you are dwelling on or the mistakes you have made in your past. Remember, they are experiences that make you who your are today. But if you are sprinting toward your goal and look back at your past you will fall flat on your face. Sometimes, when we fall down while in a full blown sprint, we hit our heads so hard we are out for the count while others in our field "tortoise" on by us.