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Things to Remember When Starting a Business

Believe in what you do or don’t do it.  It’s that simple.  We only get one life to be who we are called to be, so if you are passionate about a certain topic, whether it’s helping kids or selling tofu, give it all you have, and then make a commitment  to finish what you start!

Distractions are temporary!  There will ALWAYS be a handy excuse preventing you from fulfilling your dreams.  Don’t allow temporary distractions to strip you of fulfilling your life’s dream.  If you know what you want to do, then DO IT.  Money isn’t everything.  Many organizations and businesses start out on a shoestring budget.  It takes hard work and persistence, not a big bankroll.  A little internet research will find you many low-cost resources to get you started – all it takes is you doing it!

It’s okay to start out small.  If you want to sell herbs, you don’t have to build a 10,000 sq. foot greenhouse.  Start one plant, grow it, sell it, and then plant another.  That’s the way all businesses grow.  One day at a time, one-step at a time, and then one day you’ll look up and discover YOU DID IT!

Never give up on a dream.  Do you know how many times Edison failed before he succeeded?  What if he would have given up, would we still be living in a dark world?  Of course not.  You have a great idea, but if you give up, somebody else will succeed and live the dream you only imagined.

November 21, 2008 at 1:24 am Leave a comment

Free and Low-Cost Business Resources

  1. Get a Plan – Business plans are easy to write if you know the basic outline.  My Own Business, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to helping people succeed in business. This organization is a great place to get your feet wet, offering a free course in business start-up, creating a business plan, and all the other little details people often don’t think about when they start a new business.  http://www.myownbusiness.org
  2.  Strategy Session Self-Assessment – Whether you are in the planning stages or just getting started, want to launch your next phase of business growth, or have experienced business losses but aren’t ready to throw in the towel, A Mighty Ventures Strategy Session is one of the smartest things you can do for your business.  http://www.strategysessionnow.com/
  3. Organize – However you decide to organize your business, Secret-Angels can help walk you through the process and mentor you step-by-step.  https://nonprofitassistance.wordpress.com/need-help/ 
  4. Get a Website – Don’t think it’s too complicated!  Domain Registration and Hosting is getting easier and cheaper every day.  Most hosting companies offer cheap website builders, which means you can have a website up and running in minutes.  Gossimer LCC offers domain registration, email hosting, website hosting as well as an easy to use website builder.  Once you register your domain (usually under $10 dollars per/year), your website can cost as little as $2.99 per/month through Gossimer Web Hosting. http://gossimer.biz/ 
  5. Start Networking – The greatest way to market your business is to get out there and start selling it yourself.  Nobody will ever have the same drive or commitment that you do, and it’s easy to talk about things that you are passionate about.  The internet is full of free Social Media Sites, such as:     

         a. Linked In – http://www.linkedin.com/
         b. Blogging Sites –  http://www.wordpress.com/      
         c. Other Social Media Websites
              i. www.Facebook.com
              ii. www.Myspace.com
              iii. www.twitter.com

There are countless others, for a more comprehensive list visit http://www.prelovac.com/vladimir/top-list-of-social-media-sites or just Google Social Media Websites and browse through them yourself!

November 20, 2008 at 3:39 pm 1 comment


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