Your New Business - Where to start

 

 

Next to buying a house, going into business is one of the most challenging, stressfully exciting, expensive experiences you are ever likely to have. Starting your own business has the advantages of being your own boss, flexible working hours, earning income well in access of working for someone else, developing your own ideas and the satisfaction of knowing you did it on your own.

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Pros and Cons of building your own website

 

 

So you are ready to launch your business online but don't know whether to build your own website or have someone do it for you. There are numerous Content Management Systems (CMS) and free website builders on offer that cost very little if anything at all. So what do you need to consider first?

Strictly from my point of view, the first questions would be....

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Articles - a marketing tool for your business

 

 

Often articles are about topics that are relevant to your business or personal interests, they may inspire and motivate or provide an insight into experiences and solutions others have had that you can benefit from.

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Building a Smart Business

 

 

To start understanding your business you need to know clearly were you are heading and how you are going to get there. These questions and your answers will determine how and what you need to do to get your business moving forward in the right direction, so please give them careful consideration. By writing your answers down it helps to clarify everything that is in your head at the moment and then you will be ready to set some goals. 

I strongly suggest that you take no longer than two weeks to answer these questions as the sooner you know where you are going the sooner you can get started. In my experience, if time lines aren’t set it is easy to delay or postpone responses if the questions prove to be difficult.  In business there will always be deadlines and this is no exception.

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Building better business skills with mind maps

 

 

It is not enough to simply write down your business and personal goals and hope they will work for you. To know what you want is only the first step to developing a successful business, you then need to understand how you can turn those goals into reality. Almost all business owners I speak to recognize and acknowledge that marketing is essential to business success, however, very few will accept that business planning is as critical to their business as marketing is. Without some form of planning even marketing can not  only be in-effective but can often be a waste of hard-earned cash as well.

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