3 Key Steps for Setting Successful Business Goals

September 20, 2013

There are a number of goals you can make when starting a home business or small business, but only a few actually make a difference.  Follow these steps and revisit them every year, perhaps on your start-up anniversary.

Business Goals

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Hot Home Business Ideas

August 8, 2013

Need some home business ideas to explore? This blog post by Catherine Clifford from Entrepreneur Magazine online has several ideas to consider.

From online shoe sales to virtual data rooms and  digital forensics, Clifford expands on 8 ideas from several industries.

The full article from Entrepreneur’s web site is below:



Homepreneurs. New Day. New Opportunity.

Start Your Business NOW! – The 8 Keys to Success

July 23, 2013

We’ve noticed that a growing number of readers of Homepreneurs blog are taking the time to visit Jeff Williams Homepreneurs page on bizstarters.com.

But, we also notice that some of you are holding  back on registering to join Jeff on August 1st when he launches his special Start Your Business NOW! Start-Up Program just for Homepreneurs readers.

To show you even more clearly exactly how the Start NOW! program guides you to successfully launch your new business, Starting today, Jeff will be sending out a series of eight posts on  Homepreneurs blog, each describing one of his “8 keys to success”.

Here’s the first step.

You must connect to the marketplace.

There are four basic parts to this process, which combines your experience,skills and personal interest into one written planning document describing your marketing strategy.

You need to be able to describe:

1. Exactly what you will sell.

2. What problem you will solve or need met with what you want to sell.

3. Your solution to the problem and why it is better than your competition’s offer.

4. Who is most likely to pay for your superior solution, and the main benefits they receive from doing do.

If you want to share in this street-smart. award-winning business planning process that will guide you through each of the eight key steps, you need to register for Jeff’s special Start Your Business NOW! Start-Up Program, starting on August 1st.  For more information and to register, click  http://www.bizstarters.com/homepreneurs.html

Come back to Homepreneurs Blog tomorrow to share the second key to success.

Homepreneurs.  New Day.  New Opportunity.

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Being Your Own Boss – Are You Really Serious?

July 11, 2013

Each year, I’m approached by hundreds of people who believe that they want to become their own bosses.

They are honest, hard-working people. But, many are not really ready to do what it takes to plan and launch a successful new business.

To help you examine your readiness to step upon the entrepreneurial path, I’ve created the following profile.

The Definition Of A Serious Entrepreneur
So, how do we define a “serious start-up entrepreneur”?

Here’s what we look for:

– Someone who can honestly say that they love the primary work activity involved in their chosen business concept. Eg. Selling landscape design.

– Someone who can demonstrate previous experience in successfully delivering this primary work activity, or who has a convincing plan to become trained to do so. Eg. Selecting and planting a variety of healthy landscape vegetation.

– Someone who knows (or will let us show her) the realistic expenses for her chosen type of business, and who has the resources and willingness to invest this dollar amount.

– Someone who is willing to be trained and coached in how to plan and run a small business.

– Someone who is prepared to commit at least ten hours of business planning time each week for as long as it takes to successfully launch their business.

– Someone who is committed to following their written business plan throughout their first year in business.

– Someone who has the courage to drive ahead when things don’t go right during their first year in business.

By Jeff Williams of BizStarters

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How To Turn What You Know Into A Great Business

June 28, 2013

by Jeff Williams

Often when I meet with groups of my peers to talk about the next steps in their lives, they mention that they’d love to try running their own business…but they aren’t confident that they have a good grasp of a business idea that can make money.

I’m pleased to tell them that virtually everyone walking around has the potential for at least one good business idea locked away in the knowledge they’ve stored in their brains.

It may not surprise you to find out that one of the five most popular categories purchased on the Web is “information products”.

These range from 5-page printed reports, to CD collections of information, to transcipts of live and telephone workshops, to digital books and guides, popularly known as “ebooks”.

Americans love to improve their current circumstances. The multi-billion dollar “self improvement” industry is built around the yearning to take ourselves to a better place in our lives via the acquisition of new knowledge and skills.

Read the rest…  http://www.bizstarters.com/knowtobiz.html



Starting a Home Business – First 10 Steps

April 5, 2013

Starting a home-based business involves planning, key financial decisions, and a series of legal steps. The 10 easy steps below can help you plan, prepare, and launch your business. Click on the links to learn more from the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Don’t forget to consider a business name and verify if the name is already in use.  Chose a short, catchy, memorable name that sounds good and is easily marketed and branded.  A tag line or catch-phrase for your business is important too.  Do it once, do it right, never do it again.

Step 1: Write a Business Plan

Use these tools and resources to create a business plan. This written guide will help you map out how you will start and run your business successfully.

Step 2: Get Business Assistance and Training

Take advantage of free training and counseling services, from preparing a business plan and securing financing, to expanding or relocating a business.

Step 3: Choose a Business Location

Get advice on how to select a customer-friendly location and comply with zoning laws.  Home-based business owners are subject to many of the laws and regulations that apply to other business owners.  These include: traffic, noise, changes in physical appearance, and nature of the business.

Step 4: Finance Your Business

Find government backed loans, venture capital and research grants to help you get started.  Other sources include using part of a retirement plan, crowd funding, personal savings, and friends and family.

Home Business

Home Business

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