Starting a business


Ten Things You Need to Know about Your Competition

After evaluating your own business, it’s time to take a detailed look at the competition. Without such an evaluation, you may miss opportunities and threats that might affect your success. Here are ten things you need to know about your competition to identify your path to success. 1. Identify your competitors – The first and […]

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Vision Boards – Creative Ways to Develop a Business Plan

If you read my last post about planning your business and creating a timeline, you may have lost all of your enthusiasm — especially if you are not a numbers type.¬† Before you throw up your hands and give up on your entrepreneurial dreams, look for creative ways to capture your thoughts. We talked in […]

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Mind Mapping to Assess Your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats

Running a business successfully will require that you tap all of your strengths, while finding ways to minimize or overcome your weaknesses. You will need to be as innovative, productive, and forward moving as possible, while anticipating the threats and opportunities your business may face. There are many tools you can use to boost your […]

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Creating Your Action Plan and Online Business Timeline

When you think of creating a business plan, you may imagine a boring document your lender may ask for. What you need to consider is that most¬†businesses start out with a dream and an inspiration, but that is where it ends. Even the most innovative businesses can wind up closing their doors because a good […]

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Do You Have an Entrepreneurial Mindset?

If you are thinking of starting a business, you may be wondering if you have what it takes to succeed. It’s smart to give that some real thought given all that you read about small business failures. There are several ways to tell if you have this entrepreneurial mindset. Moreover, there are just as many […]

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