You need to have a plan and find the tools to start up. With the days of “having a job for life” firmly behind us now, the online environment is helping to transform initial thoughts of business start up in to a more realistic goal which an ever increasing population can attain.
Business startups can utilize the internet, however unless the business is and internet business, it is still necessary to work the old fashioned way. As I tell most of my clients having a web presence is important, however it is only a small part of marketing the business.
Small buinesses must be prepared to market face to face and realize what is necessary in their market to become successful.
Today many people are involved in ebay and other web based businesses, but what about the rest of the small businesses out there, they must still follow the rules of business.
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The biggest hurdle with an online business is that there is no up-front, in-your-face clientele. There is also the "Make my own schedule" and other self motivation techniques involved. As most people who make the transition from typical 9-5 workplace environment with a boss, you are not really used to the push-yourself mentality. So, in short, there will be ways to make money online and with the right determination you will be successful. The planning and foresight are the most important ingredients.
I agree that making plans A, B, and C really helps... Creating a plan may be hard but there is a way to go faster through the help of people who have been through where you want to go. Mentoring can help in many ways.
For those who are interested in start up or expanding their business. A workshop I am currently holding may be able to help. You can check out my hub for the link and video.
Hope this helps
You certainly need a marketing and business plan, also make sure you are going into business in something you are passionate about, you do not want to start a business then get tired of doing it 6 months down the road, make sure to check clickbank.com or create something u can give for free online so you can build your customer base.
One thing we know about starting a business – the start-up expenses can feel never ending. Like most “roadblocks” however, this is not the truth. There IS a limit to your start-up fees – but don’t forget to include them ALL when your fundraising. One strategy for success is to keep your employee salaries to a minimum by hiring performance-based salespeople and offering stock in your company, where appropriate. This will help you to have employees who are tied to, and invested in, your company’s success.
Here’s a list of startup expenses. Be sure to calculate an initial investment of AT LEAST four months when you’re fundraising to give you some breathing room to get off the ground. (You can copy this list to an excel sheet to make your life super easy!)
To your continued success, Christine Comaford
Biz Accelerator and CEO of Mighty Ventures, Inc.
NY Times Best Selling Author
Estimating Your Start-up Investment
Rent / Mortgage
Advertising / Marketing / Social Networking Fees
Delivery and Warehousing
Income Taxes, Including Social Security
Legal and Accounting Fees
Equipment and Software
Furniture and Fixtures
Legal and Accounting Retainers
Cash on Hand
I would just like to use this opportunity to inform any one living in London, UK that there is a free business Seminar in Excel London on 28 and 29 May.
Those who want to start new businesses or those who have existing ones that need help should find this seminar helpful.
check www.bstartup.com or visit Excel Website.
Tickets are free.
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