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Everything you need to know about starting a business and managing it successfully. Visit http:/www.business-plan.co.za for more

Everything you need to know about starting a business and managing it successfully. Visit http:/www.business-plan.co.za for more

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    • A SIMPLE PLAN FOR STARTING A BUSINESSIf you fail to plan, you plan to fail!Start a business today! Do not procrastinate! Visithttp://www.business-plan.co.za to get started! Click here
    • A SIMPLE PLAN FOR STARTING A BUSINESSIf you fail to plan, you plan to fail!Starting a business, whether it is a small businesswhere you work out of an office or a home basedbusiness you run out of a corner of your bedroom, youcan drastically change your life through a very simpleplan.Starting a business is not something you jump into.When you are working a simple plan, starting abusiness is something you GROW into.How do you make a simple plan for growth whenstarting a business?1. Groundwork of your simple plan is crucial whenstarting a business.
    • A SIMPLE PLAN FOR STARTING A BUSINESSIf you fail to plan, you plan to fail!Find someone that was successful in starting abusiness in your industry, watch them, interview them,find out everything you can about what they did whenthey were starting a business. Then, write a simpleplan outlining what they do all day.In order to have what they have, you must do whatthey do, so find out what percentage of their day isspent, for instance, on the telephone making calls,receiving calls and the type of calls.2. Divide your time.The next step in your simple plan as you are starting abusiness is to divide your time like your mentor. Usethe same percentage of the total hours, as you will notwork the same hours they do.
    • A SIMPLE PLAN FOR STARTING A BUSINESSIf you fail to plan, you plan to fail!The secret to success is not in the hours, it is how youspend them! By following the simple plan outlinedhere, you make the most of your hours, and get themost out of everything as you are starting a businesswith a simple plan of success.3. Set your Goals.A vital piece of success when starting a business isthat you have a goal in mind and work your simple planto get there.Without a destination (a specific income amount, apersonal item like a car or boat, or simply an amountset aside in savings), how will you know you arrived?
    • A SIMPLE PLAN FOR STARTING A BUSINESSIf you fail to plan, you plan to fail!4. Track your progress.Divide your goal into days, weeks, months and/oryears to quickly know what is required to reach yourdestination.Check your progress often. You will know quickly if youare sticking to your original goal or if you are ahead orbehind schedule.Just like a road trip, as you are starting a business,you will likely come across some detours, thats OK. Onvacation, just as in starting a business, if you find aroad blocked or a path impassible, you simply findanother way.And, just as on vacation, include in your simple plan afew hours here/there for such emergencies. If you find
    • A SIMPLE PLAN FOR STARTING A BUSINESSIf you fail to plan, you plan to fail!you have no emergencies, simply choose somethingelse that will get you closer to your destination, or justrelax and enjoy where you are.5. Work ON your business, not only IN yourbusiness.In starting a business, you must set aside part of yourtime to plan, set goals, promote and advertise yourbusiness, not simply work along in your business,doing the things you do.When starting a business, a simple form of advertisingis a website. The more people that see what you haveto offer, the quicker your business will grow.You could go door-to-door, telling everyone about yourwebsite (not a simple plan!), or maximize your time by
    • A SIMPLE PLAN FOR STARTING A BUSINESSIf you fail to plan, you plan to fail!posting articles online where many people see them.This is overlooked by many as they are starting abusiness, and one of the reasons they fail...As your business grows, you will do less advertisingand begin to work your simple plan toward the IN yourbusiness phase.6. Give excellent Customer Service.Upset customers kill more business than you canimagine. Find a way to work with them, or simply givethem their money back. Losing customers is somethingyou cannot afford when you are just starting abusiness!So many people simply do not make the time to
    • A SIMPLE PLAN FOR STARTING A BUSINESSIf you fail to plan, you plan to fail!provide quality service to their customers. Do not letthat happen to you!With a little planning and goal setting, follow througheach week and simply repeating the process, you canchange your business from flat to cash in a shortamount of time.When starting a business, if you follow the simple planwe have outlined here, you are already a success!
    • A SIMPLE PLAN FOR STARTING A BUSINESSIf you fail to plan, you plan to fail!