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The start up series

Tweet Are you a potential entrepreneur I really hope that you follow this ten series of start up tips. If you want some more tips, maybe on other matters, follow this link here: http://www.entrepreneur.com Really, really good luck, and don´t hesitate to contact me if you have a question.

Hang Out Your Shingle and Sell – Week 10

Tweet In the last installment of our 10-part series, putting your passion to the test. You’ve done all the legwork. All your permits and licenses are in hand. Your dedicated business line is set up with a professional voice-mail greeting. You’ve marked the calendar with a few prospect meetings and networking events. You’ve got your …

Execute Your Marketing Plan – Week 9

Tweet You’ll need to be ready when customers start calling. Here’s how to prepare for those initial queries. If you took our advice for week 7, you’ve already created a marketing plan designed to help you spread the word about your business. Now’s the time to establish your marketing infrastructure. You work against yourself when …

Build Your Support Team – Week 8

Tweet Even solopreneurs can benefit from a support network. Here’s how to develop an advisory board and get the help you need. Even if you think of yourself as a one-person operation, you’ll need a team of support people to help you create a successful business. From contractors and suppliers to advisory board members and …

Develop a Marketing Plan – Week 7

Tweet Learn ways to spread the word about your new business. Plus, how to win your first customers. Without marketing, no one will know your business exists –and if customers don’t know you’re there, you won’t make any sales. When your marketing efforts are working, however, and customers are streaming through the door, an effective …

Name Your Business – Week 6

Tweet How to decide what you call your company. Plus, choosing a business structure. Of all the decisions you make when starting a business, probably one of the most important is the right name for your new venture: The right name can make your company the talk of the town. The wrong one can doom …

Find Financing – Week 5

Tweet Today, you’ll learn where look for the money you need to launch. Part five in a 10-part series to help you start a business. Once you’ve decided on the type of venture you want to start, the next step on the road to business success is figuring out where the money will come from …

Write Your Business Plan – Week 4

Tweet In this week´s installment of our series to help you launch a new venture, you’ll put your concept on paper. You gain an advantage by building your business on paper first. A business plan’s value goes beyond its ability to help secure a loan package for you. It’s a working document that helps you …

Research Your Business Idea – Week 2

Tweet Carving out a niche in the marketplace is crucial to survival. Here’s how to evaluate your chances of success. Many people have great ideas, but their businesses flounder in the marketplace because there really isn’t an audience for their product og service. In this second installment of our 10-part series to help you launch …