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Biz Planning

Simple Sales Forecasting – A Useful Tool

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Want to know how your business is doing? Look at your sales. But for them to make any sense you need to have something to compare them to so you can measure how you are doing. That is where a sales forecast comes in.
Making a sales forecast isn’t hard, especially when you understand you don’t […]

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Do You Really Need a Vision for Your Small Business?

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Business start-up coaches and experts tell us a small business needs to have a vision statement else it will be lost, without direction. With a vision statement a business owner has the a map for success which can inspire, energize and paint a bold picture of where to take the business in the future. Business […]

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The No-Page Business Plan

We’ve all heard of the One-Page business plan but how about the No-Page business plan? Have you heard of it? Probably not because as far as I know there is no such thing. Until now.
What is the No-Page biz plan?
That’s simple. It is nothing, no plan. Forget about doing one. Period!
Instead, focus on how you […]

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Why Your Business Plan Failing Can Be A Good Thing

Did you know having your business plan fail can be the best thing that can happen to you? Sounds crazy right? But it’s true, and here is why.
Why Plans Fail
Business plans, marketing plans, heck any kind of plan is going to fail. Some just a little and others spectacularly. It’s not for lack of work or […]

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Disaster Recovery Plan for Small Business

What would happen to your business if you couldn’t be there? Big companies spend a lot of time working on disaster recovery plans in case they lose a critical part of their business infrastructure. As a microbusiness owner, you are a critical part of your business. You are your business. You should have a contingency […]

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Make Your Home MicroBiz Look Big

If your business is entirely on the Web, then move along. Nothing to see here. Get a website, build it up and off you go.
If, however, you are not entirely on the web, then you run into the problem of how to you make your home business look real. If you want people to work […]

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Choose Your Legal Structure

Once you’ve decided to start your microbusiness, you will need to consider what to do to make it legal, taking into account how to protect yourself and how to get the best tax situation. Your choices are to be a corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship. The most common for a microbusiness is sole proprietorship, so […]

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The One Page Business Plan

I mentioned doing a single page plan in a previous post. The important thing is not how long the plan is but what you actually to put in it to make it worthwhile. Keep it flexible. That’s one of the advantages of being a microbusiness. Here’s what you need for your one pager:
What business you’re […]

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Do You Really Need a Business Plan?

Everybody says you need to do a business plan if you want to succeed, or do they? Do a search for “need business plan” and check out the results. There are a few people out there now saying business plans are just a waste of time. They are a minority and go against all that […]

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