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Small Business BuzzStarting Your Own Business, Part 1 of 4
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It’s time. You have decided that you are finally going to live the dream of starting your own business. Everything is falling into place and doors are open all around you. The question is, where do you begin?
Starting your own business is an impacting decision. Every step must be thoroughly thought out and calculated. Diving in without a plan for success and a process to get there will inevitably break you.
Therefore, this week we are starting from scratch. The next four days will cover the basic steps for becoming an entrepreneur and starting on the right track.
PART 1 – FOCUS AND IMPACT
Find Your Focus
Knowing your focus in your mind is one thing, but having it in front of you in black and white provides a clarity and permanence that can be very encouraging in times of doubt. Be as descriptive and thorough as possible, leaving no stone unturned.
When writing down your focus, be sure to address the following:
What is your goal on a personal level?
What is your goal on a familial level?
What is your goal for others?
It’s important to remember that, most likely, someone else has started a business quite similar to yours. You may also face self-doubt based on the questionable reactions of others when you mention your venture to become your own boss. Always remember that no one else has your goals or your intent.
When in doubt, revisit the focus that you mapped out to remind yourself of your determination and desire. Also, share it with those that may question the viable success of your business. You will likely impress upon them a stronger confidence in your ability to succeed.
Instant Impact Message
To develop your instant impact message, revisit the third item on your focus list – your goal for others. Pull out the main descriptive words that you feel truly portray the core of your business. As cheesy as it may sound, your instant impact message should reflect your heart. It is what your business stands for and should become such a crucial part of your business that, should you withdraw it, your business would not be the same.
Part 2: Research and Protecting Your Idea.
This week’s source:
Starting Your Own Business, Part 3 of 4
Starting Your Own Business, Part 4 of 4
Starting Your Own Business, Part 2 of 4
Executive Summary, Table of Contents and Appendix – How to Write a Business Plan – Part 6 of 8
Inexpensive Ways to Conduct Marketing Research
Overview – How to Write a Business Plan – Part 1 of 8
Starting a Startup
Market Analysis – How to Write a Business Plan – Part 2 of 8
Rules for Networking on MySpace
Business Startup Blunders
By Michelle Cramer
Sunday, September 30th, 2012 @ 7:00 PM CDT
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