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  1. 1. STRATEGIC STEPS IN STARTING HOME BUSINESSIf you fail to plan, you plan to fail!Strategic Steps in Starting a HomeBusinessFor the best strategic business advise, Visithttp://www.business-plan.co.za and get started! Clickhere
  2. 2. STRATEGIC STEPS IN STARTING HOME BUSINESSIf you fail to plan, you plan to fail!If your job is becoming more and more stressing and theidea of starting a home business of your own from scratchis scary, then its the best time for you to start a homebusiness. But before you jump online you need to knowthe basics. If you dont you could end up with a disaster!I find that most people seem to start trying to makemoney online the wrong way. When the idea of starting ahome business comes up, they leave their day job, gettheir own dot com, throw up a Web site and start sellinganything, and then just sit back and wait for the orders ore-mail to roll in.Some people believe in some unethical webmasters whenthey say "if you build it, traffic will automatically come andyou will start making money quickly". If they dont startmaking money as promised they give up. They want tomake money now, not tomorrow, but now. That is exactlythe Wrong way to start.If its easy; why 95% of online marketers fail?
  3. 3. STRATEGIC STEPS IN STARTING HOME BUSINESSIf you fail to plan, you plan to fail!Because they are looking for something that doesnt existwhish is money over night, success in flash and instantriches. Sorry to say, it doesnt happen that way. Dontbelieve all the Hype you read on Websites.The idea of starting home business is very exciting,worthwhile and gives you the freedom that youve alwaysdreamed of. But if you do not spend the time necessary tolearn the subtleties of each approach in order to start theright way; it can be costly, time-consuming andfrustrating.Where do I start?Its the most asked and crucial question. If you get theright answer and you start the right way you will succeed.Unfortunately most of new business starters dont knowwhere to go to get the right advices. In consequence theylose everything and give up.
  4. 4. STRATEGIC STEPS IN STARTING HOME BUSINESSIf you fail to plan, you plan to fail! In this article I will share with you what I havelearned to date about business rules in hopes of making iteasier for you to find the information youre looking for.With this article, I will guide those new to the Internet,what some of the core basics are that you need toconsider to prevent your home business from failureand/or becoming just another Dot Com. By reading thisarticle and taking note of some of the points made, youwill have a more realistic view of what is involved in notjust having a Web site, but creating a successful homebusiness to realize your dreams.If you want to move on from this question and exploreyour business idea if you have already an idea then thefirst thing you need to do is learn. The best thing you caninvest your money in is education, educate yourself, andlearn everything there is to learn about starting homebusiness. Learning must be a part of your business planand you must stick to it. There is laterally tons of FREEinformation available on the net such as businessnewsletter, ebooks, ezine, ecourses, business mentors,associations, and so on...
  5. 5. STRATEGIC STEPS IN STARTING HOME BUSINESSIf you fail to plan, you plan to fail! Learn general business skills, personnel management,financial management, technical business development.Learn the necessary computer kills; you would need foryour job. And even better, learn other skills that youpredict would be helpful. You will need them in the nearfuture.Start by determining your skills.You should determine your skills, abilities and interests tobetter define what you need to learn, what kind ofbusiness you like. Identify your personal qualities todetermine if you are the type of person that should be anentrepreneur. By determining your skills you willdetermine your learning needs. What kind off skills youneed to own. What skills you need to improve and howyou are going to improve them. What you dont like tolearn, etc...To do just that acquire from 2 to 3 weeks to learn abouteverything you come across. Study some sites, askquestions, etc...
  6. 6. STRATEGIC STEPS IN STARTING HOME BUSINESSIf you fail to plan, you plan to fail!Determine initial learning length.To reach any medium or long-range goal, your first stepshould generally be to break it down into a series of short-range goals. So, we will begin by doing the same here.Once you have determined your learning needs its time todetermine your learning length. Learning length morethan necessary does not result in an appropriate learningeffect. Therefore, it is necessary to determining anappropriate balance.Remember, you cant stay all your life learning. Time isgold. You can learn by doing. Then, learn just what youneed to start a business. Dont try to learn every thingdeeply. If you try probably you will never start yourbusiness.Once you have an idea about what you need to learncreate a plan. Create a plan that will guide you trough themost important steps of the process. As you advance inyour learning and skills, you may find reason to change
  7. 7. STRATEGIC STEPS IN STARTING HOME BUSINESSIf you fail to plan, you plan to fail!your plan. Remember that you can always change it. Thisis a plan just for you, so change it or update it as you feelthe need.Be realistic when you write your plan and stick with it. Ifyou dont you cant progress in your program.Depending on your skills, your knowledge about thebusiness you want to create and your free time; scheduleyour time accordingly and decide:- How many hour you should study in a day/ week.- How long you will study.- What topic you want to learn about.- Do you need to learn about personnel management,financial management, technical business development orthe necessary computer kills?
  8. 8. STRATEGIC STEPS IN STARTING HOME BUSINESSIf you fail to plan, you plan to fail!Here you will find information?Reading is the best WAY to gain knowledge. Knowledge isPower! With the Internet becoming more and moreaccessible to everyone, you have now even more readingmaterials to choose from. Use your favorite searchengines to search for things that interest you.- Attain seminars, discussion forums, discussion boards,etc... about the subject of your interest.- Listen to what the experts say concerning subjects thatmay interest you. You will gain new viewpoints and ideasthis way. - Ask your friends, family and relatives. People are agreat source of information. Go to bookstore and buybusiness books. There are so many great business booksto get you started.
  9. 9. STRATEGIC STEPS IN STARTING HOME BUSINESSIf you fail to plan, you plan to fail!- Talk to the other business people. Learn from successfulbusiness people; learn from their success and failure.- Dont be afraid to ask for help. Prepare questions inadvance to make sure the interview meets yourobjectives.- You can contact, small business centers, local councils;government grants, business adviser, governmentprograms for unemployed people to get started inbusiness.These entire places will give you the information you needto get started. Information from licenses, regulations,business plans, business structures, finance, taxations,and so on the list is endless.Be self-disciplined & self-motivated; be prepared towork hard; devote more time to your business.
  10. 10. STRATEGIC STEPS IN STARTING HOME BUSINESSIf you fail to plan, you plan to fail!This is your first step in starting home business. Take itseriously, dont be in rush and take the necessary timethat will allow you to master awesome techniques, tipsand tricks for creating, running and managing yourbusiness.

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