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Business Series Part Two - What You Put Into It

Once you've written your vision you have a personal insight as to what you would like to do. It's time to start thinking how to get your business off of the ground. Most of the time this part of your start up is all about your time and research. To be successful you'll want to be confident in your business decisions as well as comfortable. Depending on the type of business you are starting research is top priority. I suggest keeping your vision, research notes and  basic business plans in a single notebook. You'll want to keep track of all of your information in one place.

Step One - Your Vision
Step Two - Time & Research

Take the time to visit your local library and read up on small business start up. The information there is endless. A couple of book suggestions from my personal library are The Martha Rules and Mommy Millionaire by Kim Lavine. I read and enjoyed both of these books. Mommy Millionaire gives you step by step details on building a business. From start up, to pushing your products, to craft fairs and resources this book is a valuable tool. Depending on your ultimate goal of your business what you put into it is what you'll get out of it.

A few sites worth visiting:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Nolo - Great site for Patents, Copyright Art & Starting a Business
SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Businesses

Dive in with some serious research. It only takes your time and you'll feel confident with all of the knowledge you've gained which in turn will help your business flourish.

Your Homework:

Research

Research Tips

1. Start with the business category in which you fall. Information on starting a restaurant business isn't going to help you with starting a quilt shop.

2. Keep notes on valuable information you didn't know. Jotting down ideas will help you remember them.

Comments

Paper Dolls for Boys

Thank you so much for this information. I just started a vintage shop on Etsy and am both overwhelmed and overjoyed with all that I am learning and have yet to figure out.

I found your cool site through a Google search trying to find out more information about Boutonniere dinnerware. Thanks for the information and the diversion!
Cheers,
Tracey

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