How to find your target market? Make your first 50 sales

Finding your target market when you are first starting your business is often like looking for the Holy Grail.  It seems impossible. You haven’t had any customers – so you don’t know their likes and dislikes. You haven’t had a year of sales – so you can’t review any patterns and see the trends You […]

Your Start-up – Monitoring your small business finances

After you write your business plan, your finances will be an ongoing process. This article provides advice on the basics of three statements you’ll need to monitor.

Why you need a business plan

The basics of a business and why you need to write one if you are considering launching your own business

Finding Your Target Customer

In order to write your business plan and make ongoing revisions, you need to understand who your target customer is. This article offers advice on what to look for.

Review your Business Plan and Goals using Hired Business Advisers

If you are writing your business plan, don’t hesitate to seek out a paid adviser to help you review the strengths and weaknesses of the plan

How Start-ups can prioritize their time

How you can start selling and closing more customers by using your limited time to focus on sales rather than things that keep you “busy” in your business

Your Business Plan is Your Company’s GPS System

Similar to driving in an area without directions, a business plan provides turn by turn guidance for how your business should operate and spend money

Entrepreneurs – Tell your story while networking

Developing a company story for small businesses is a powerful tool for capturing the interest of customers

Finally…writing your business plan – New Year’s Resolution 2011

Setting goals for your business by writing a business plan at the end of the year

The Missing Ingredient in Your Business Plan

If you want to know WHY your business is not succeeding, this video from TEDx is a great place to start. Whether you are a launching or re-launching your business, I encourage to watch and ask yourself the questions honestly   Share your thoughts below