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There must be a reason why there are over 600,000 businesses built yearly.

Experts have found out that there are many concrete reasons why you should create and run your own business. These could be why so many want to have their own business.The reasons that this is so is based on interviews with some successful entrepreneurs.

These are real life realizations about business and why so many people want to be businessmen and women. The interview was conducted three months ago and after all the facts were gathered and arranged by my own team, I am now ready to share with you the top reasons why the majority of people want to create their own business.

They are as follows:

1.) You are in control. Admittedly, most people do not want to have demands placed on them. The culture of having your own company is having the capacity and the authority to know and determine what goes on the business. You decide on things. You are at the driver's seat so you take control. This is a challenge that most people are really excited and thrilled about.

2.) No need for job seeking. The process of job seeking really gets tiring and frustrating at times. You feel like you have tried your best and yet employers think you are only mediocre. When you plan your own business, you will not have to go through this process. You are your own job. You will just need to pour in time, effort and perseverance in your business. The results will be your greatest fulfillment.

3.) The choice is yours. You can choose people you want to work with. In a normal employment setting, there will be people who will pressure you. Some office mates really are so overly competitive that they become annoying. They can be stressful most of the times because they compete and observe every action you take. When you have your own business, this will be eliminated. You will have the freedom to choose who to work with.

4.) You take the challenge and earn the rewards. In a business, you do whatever you can to uplift your business. You put in so much creativity and effort. When the results come, you will enjoy it. You will be fulfilled. You will feel and reap all the efforts you have poured in the business.

5.) Your passion can be maximized. When you enter into a business, normally, you choose a business that is of your interest and passion. With this, work is not work at all. You become delighted and happy while doing your job. It is also advisable to start a business that you can get passionate about. Experts have found out that the most successful entrepreneurs are those who have businesses based on their own interests.

Most of the entrepreneurs say that fulfillment is really high when you have your own business. The feeling of reward is maximized because you know how much effort and perseverance you have put in the business.

The interviews I had with these entrepreneurs have made me realize that earning is also higher and faster with your own business. You determine your profit through your labor input. This is one of the greatest things about it.

Having your own business has many benefits, this is the reason why 8 out of 10 people want to run their own business and become entrepreneurs.

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Starting a business, whether it is a 'small business' where you work out of an office or a 'home based business' you run out of a corner of your bedroom, you can drastically change your life through a very simple plan.

Starting a business is not something you jump into. When you are working a simple plan, starting a business is something you GROW into.

How do you make a simple plan for growth when starting a business?

1. Groundwork of your simple plan is crucial when starting a business.

Find someone that was successful in starting a business in your industry, watch them, interview them, find out everything you can about what they did when they were starting a business. Then, write a simple plan outlining what they do all day.

In order to have what they have, you must do what they do, so find out what percentage of their day is spent, for instance, on the telephone making calls, receiving calls and the type of calls.

2. Divide your time.

The next step in your simple plan as you are starting a business is to divide your time like your mentor. Use the same percentage of the total hours, as you will not
work the same hours they do.

The 'secret to success' is not in the hours, it is how you spend them! By following the simple plan outlined here, you make the most of your hours, and get the most out of everything as you are starting a business with a simple plan of success.

3. Set your Goals.

A vital piece of success when starting a business is that you have a goal in mind and work your simple plan to get there.

Without a destination (a specific income amount, a personal item like a car or boat, or simply an amount set aside in savings), how will you know you arrived?

4. Track your progress.

Divide your goal into days, weeks, months and/or years to quickly know what is required to reach your destination.

Check your progress often. You will know quickly if you are sticking to your original goal or if you are ahead or behind schedule.

Just like a road trip, as you are starting a business, you will likely come across some detours, that's OK. On vacation, just as in starting a business, if you find a road blocked or a path impassible, you simply find another way.

And, just as on vacation, include in your simple plan a few hours here/there for such 'emergencies'. If you find you have no emergencies, simply choose something else that will get you closer to your destination, or just relax and enjoy where you are.

5. Work ON your business, not only IN your business.

In starting a business, you must set aside part of your time to plan, set goals, promote and advertise your business, not simply work along in your business, doing the things you do.

When starting a business, a simple form of advertising is a website. The more people that see what you have to offer, the quicker your business will grow.

You could go door-to-door, telling everyone about your website (not a simple plan!), or maximize your time by posting articles online where many people see them.

This is overlooked by many as they are starting a business, and one of the reasons they fail...

As your business grows, you will do less advertising and begin to work your simple plan toward the 'IN your business' phase.

6. Give excellent Customer Service.

Upset customers kill more business than you can imagine. Find a way to work with them, or simply give them their money back. Losing customers is something you cannot afford when you are just starting a business!

So many people simply do not make the time to provide quality service to their customers. Do not let that happen to you!

With a little planning and goal setting, follow through each week and simply repeating the process, you can change your business from flat to cash in a short amount of time.

When starting a business, if you follow the simple plan we have outlined here, you are already a success!

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If you have seen me speak you will know that I believe the word 'entrepreneur' is used way too much these days. People seem to wear it as a badge instead of just getting out there and doing entrepreneurial things.
Just because you run or own a successful business doesn't necessarily mean that you an entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurs have a different mindset to others. They will go way above and beyond to complete and finish something that they have started.

I have developed what I call the 5 senses of an entrepreneur which will highlight those differences.

We all have 5 which are sight, taste, smell, hearing and touch. The entrepreneur also has those 5 senses but to them they mean something totally different. The 5 senses relay messages to your brain which makes you operate in a certain way. This is the same for the entrepreneurial sense. The entrepreneurial senses direct an entrepreneur to operate and succeed in a certain way.

Below is how an entrepreneur uses the 5 senses.

SIGHT.

Entrepreneurs can see things normal business owners can't. By that I mean that they can see potential in the smallest of things, whether it is a new trend or a different way of doing something and in turn gaining bigger and better results from the others around them.

They also have the foresight to see past the hurdles or obstacles that most business owners would see as a full stop and press on regardless of the issues that they may face.

They aren't really good on the stuff that is right in front of their faces, the day to day stuff as they are already thinking far in advance.
You could say that some entrepreneurs have blinkers on. Once they are focused on something, they will see it through to the end. Whatever comes their way will be quickly dealt with so as they don't lose momentum or become distracted.

TASTE.

Entrepreneurs can taste success in everything that they do. It doesn't really concern them with the current taste of a deal or a venture as they know what the ultimate taste of success in that deal when it is finished and completed will actually taste like.

Even when they have a taste of something bitter; whether that is a deal gone wrong or a wrong decision, they will still press on until the sweet taste of success is filling their mouths.

Just as kids when we are all made to eat those disgusting vegetables (the cauliflower and brussel sprouts) and then as we grow up we are able to make our own choice as to what is on our plates, so does the entrepreneur. They have been through the hard yards just as everyone else. They just want to have the choice as to what taste stays in their mouths for the longest period of time.

Until they taste it, they will not give up.

SMELL.

An entrepreneur can smell success from a mile away. In fact, they can smell it before they even experience it. It is that sweet smell that keeps them driving towards touching and living it.

Just as they can smell the sweetness of success, so can they smell a bad deal. Now I am not saying that everything an entrepreneur puts his or her hands to will always work, but as they go through their lives they will know quickly if something smells a bit off.

It is this sense that is the most important one to an entrepreneur. Without the whiff of something potentially huge and exciting, an entrepreneur will usually let it go.

They also have the ability to smell "manure" a mile off.

HEARING.

With the ear, it receives a whole lot of different vibrations and sound waves which in turn it processes it into something that makes sense to our brains. This in principal is what happens to an entrepreneur. All of us hear different feedback, various business opportunities and potential deals throughout our lives. What makes an entrepreneur different from the rest is that he or she will decipher that information (usually very quickly) and either act upon it or dismiss it straight away just by the sound of the information that he or she has heard. Where as most people will go down the path of that information and potentially lose out when it isn't what was first perceived.

The entrepreneur will also have a knack of blocking out the negative information or comments that come into their ears. They will not be the type of person who will allow that negative information to pass into their thinking an in turn, into their actions.

Entrepreneurs have selective hearing. They know what they want to hear and they know what success sounds like.

TOUCH.

An entrepreneur will not give up until they have a firm grip on what they have been pursuing. For some it may take them a short time and for others a very long time. but until they have that success by the throat, they will not let it go.

You see it is this sense that is the reward stage for an entrepreneur. It is the thrill of the hunt with the catch mounted high on their walls of life.

This is not to say that everything they set their hands to will work. It is that they know the feel that they are looking for. They know how hard they need to press or how gentle they may need to be. It is the same principal with holding a baby as opposed to a hammer. One is gentle the other is forceful. The true entrepreneur will have an understanding of the touch that is needed.

So as you see, there are many facets that set an entrepreneur apart from a normal business owner.

Why not take the entrepreneur test(TM) on not only yourself but also your staff and you will see where you stand and where your strengths really are.
This is a great tool for any business owner.

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Justin Herald started a business with only $50.6 years later that business was turning over $20 Million. He retired at the age of 31 and is now considered one of the worlds rising stars in the field of self improvement.

Justin has 3 international best selling books:

1. Would you like Attitude with that?
2. What are you waitng for?
3. It's all a matter of attitude.

He was also named the "International Entrepreneur of the Year" 2005

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Some people say that properly launching your product is just as important as the product itself, if not more.  A proper launch depends on many things that must considered such as marketing, costs, resources, et cetera.  Since launching a product is such a difficult task there are many necessary steps, but here are five tips to help in the process.

  1. Research:  As with most things in life, research is extremely important.  In this case, you need to research the industry your product falls into as well as your competitors.  Academia recommends uses the SWOT analysis tool, which means determining your strengths and weaknesses and determining outside opportunities and threats.  This requires a great deal of research to get an accurate picture of your product and competitive outlook.
  2. Planning:  You should also do careful planning for everything.  This means you should create a timeline that details where you need to be at this time and where you expect to be at other times.  This will include manufacturing milestones (depending on the product), launch date, breakeven date and so on.
  3. Marketing:  Consider the ways you plan to market such as “word of mouth,” online, television, print, et cetera.  This is critical because the mechanisms you use to launch your product should be aimed towards your target market.  You should know who your target market is after extensive research and it should be obvious at this point because you designed your product for a particular market.
  4. Partners:  Consider if you want to undertake all of these functions yourself or do you want to hire outside firms such as public relations, online marketing and so on.  Hiring other firms will make things easier on you or your own company, but that comes at a large cost.  In addition, you need to determine if you or your company has the skills to perform these function alone, otherwise you do not have much of a choice unless you want a poor product launch.
  5. Testing:  Since many product launches fall it might be worth it to test.  There are a few ways to test your market concept and strategy such as asking your business contacts or a consumer focus group.  Another possibility is using crowd sourcing to see how much attention your product creates.

Being an entrepreneur is not easy, it includes starting new businesses, taking great risks, launching new products, finding profitable opportunities, et cetera.  Entrepreneurs were behind some of the greatest products released as well as some of the greatest product failures.  Experts say that there are essential characteristics that all entrepreneurs possess, here are five.

  • Passion:  Entrepreneurs must have a great degree of passion because they have to.  Their job is to fully invest and promote their product to ensure its success.  The passion might be fueled by money or the ability to help people.
  • Resourceful:  When dealing with a start-up it is unlikely that entrepreneurs will have everything they need to get the job done.  That is why entrepreneurs must be resourceful and be able to make the most of what they have.
  • Vision:  Entrepreneurs must be able to see the “big picture” of the project so that they can make the right decisions to get there.  Without this, the project will end up not going where it was intended or even a failure.
  • Flexible:  Entrepreneurs have to be flexible and be able to change their plans quickly because of changing market conditions, tastes or financial reasons.  It is very unlikely that the project goes as planned so entrepreneurs have to be flexible and allow the project to keep moving forward.  This is especially true since there is usually a time constraint.
  • Tolerance of Risk:  Entrepreneurs must deal with many risky decisions that could put them out of business, but the decisions are also necessary to keep going.  In some cases there will be complete ambiguity and entrepreneurs just have to go for it.  This is all part of being an entrepreneur and creating a start-up.

There are so many different options out there where you can get started for $100. You can be up and running with an online store front for under $100. You can even start many home businesses for very low investments that are already setup and ready to pay you to share their product or opportunity. Meaning you could get going on something other than working for a boss to get capital, then turn around and start something even better.

Starting your own business, no matter how small it is, can almost every time bring you more income than any hourly job could once you get it rolling. Who cares if your business you started doesn't make you millions right off the bat. What if you just made as much as you do at your current job? But you were able to stay home or focus on your passion? Wouldn't that be a huge benefit?!

You have enough or can find enough

Honestly you don't want to be successful bad enough if you think you don't have enough money. These days, with all the resources online, you can do anything if you really want to. Get online figure out what someone in your area of interest needs. Give it to them. Have them exchange money for your knowledge or helpful product.

Borrow the money to get started, it will push you harder to succeed, simply because you need to pay them back. Don't let $100 stand in your way of your life's passion and dreams. Go make it happen. Figure out what's really important to you.

The most important thing is that you are prepared to serve. We misunderstand the value we truly have. I was talking to a friend of mine and he was struggling with a feeling of "I'm not doing what makes me happy but I need the money" type feeling. I told him look, "What do you love the most?" He told me and I said, "Master what you love, then demonstrate to others how to what you've mastered and charge them a fee." He was blown away. He's said he'd never thought of that before and it's so simple.

He then asked me how to demonstrate it to them. I told him, "All you need is a inexpensive HD camerea from Wal-Mart, a computer, and a website." He then begins to tell me he doesn't know how to build a website.

I was at that point shocked to truly realize that so many people don't value their ability. They don't understand that for less than a $100 you can be online with a website, hook it to social media, get a free PayPal account and sell a product.

My question for you is what are you passionate about? What do you love to do? Your life is leaving you day by day, moment by moment. When is a better time other than right now, to start building your dream and doing what you love?

I'm Mike Gowans and my whole purpose in life is to, inspire others to do what it is that inspires them. Come get inspired and visit me at my website http://www.MichaelDavidGowans.com. Find and know what it is YOU want to do. Have love and passion for what YOU want to do. Believe in YOURSELF and what YOU want to do. Take relentless action on what YOU want to do.

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I was recently asked what advice I'd give to startups. Here are nine (9) tips:

1. To take time to test the waters while working with market research on what services or products folks need, what they are willing to pay, who the ideal willing and able buyers are, your strategy to reach them.

2. To draft a business plan. The business plan should include your vision, mission, the products and services you are going to sell, your market research, your unique selling propositions, realistic sales forecasts, and realistic expenses. The goal is to use this business plan to guide your business growth over a period of 3 to 5 years.

3. To draft a separate marketing plan. The marketing plan should include affordable marketing options such as how you plan to use social media marketing tools. Social media marketing tools include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, EzineArticles, Hootsuite and Aweber.

4. To save money or get an investor to fund your outreach to prospective buyers.

5. To avoid using credit cards and taking out loans.

6. To learn how to set up systems: payroll, income tax, marketing and sales systems.

7. To not go it alone. Vet and hire trustworthy affiliate sales folks on commission and figure out a way to get admin assistance through bartering services, using student interns, or asking family members to help.

8. To be flexible and be willing to pivot. We have pivoted three (3) times. First, we earned six (6) figures helping land development clients. We pulled construction permits and handled zoning for big wheel land developers. That crashed in 2008. So, we pivoted drawing from many years of working for government agencies. We started teaching b2b clients how to get government contracts. We quickly realized that these small biz prospects do not pay enough to cover our expenses. So, we pivoted toward doing the same in front of larger audiences partnering with universities. Then, the federal govt shut down. Many, many business owners like me quit. But, we worked hard to build the company. So, as the firm's leader, I went back to school, got an Executive MBA and got into a Phd in Management program. We are now looking into building global partnerships and technology based targets related to university tech transfer research and technical assistance.

9. To learn how to figure out where the action is and to follow the money trail.

Contact Clovia Hamilton for business startup training and support services: http://lemongrassplanning.com/business-support-services-2/

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There are those who wish that things could be better for them and those who work hard to make sure that things are better for them. The only thing that separates both of these people is that one does something about what he wants and the other only thinks about what he wants. There are some daily habits that successful entrepreneurs have and if you follow them you can be sure that things will start to go on the right track for you.

The first thing that successful people and entrepreneurs have in common is that they are OK with failing and with seeing that as another step towards success. Successful people usually reflect on their mistakes and this way they avoid making the same mistakes over and over again. A very important key to success is to be able to analyze the reasons why you failed at something in order to change things to make sure their efforts are headed to a different direction from that point on. It's OK to fail more than once, but it's not OK to keep making the same mistakes again and again. This creates an endless and frustrating cycle that never ends.

Another daily habit of successful people is to be able to embrace and confront their fears every time they are faced with a situation that they are afraid to deal with. This could be anything from having to speak in public to joining a gym to get in better shape but being afraid of not looking good enough to be seen in a gym. These kinds of things might seem unimportant to some people, but they contribute greatly to how you handle everything else in your life.

You also need to learn to practice self-discipline on a daily basis if you want to be a successful person. If you have a bad habit that you need to quit, you should do it now and exercise your will power to get that done. The same goes for avoiding procrastination and getting more things done during the day. You should make sure that no fun is had until all the tasks of that day are completely done. Doing this is really going to enhance your results every single day and help you reach your goals much faster.

You need to understand the importance of getting enough sleep and remind yourself that the body will eventually shut down if you don't allow it to get at least 6 to 7 hours of sleep daily. Some people need at least 8 but a good 7 hours of sleep is a very good amount of time to spend resting. If you don't get enough rest you could end up with very serious health consequences in later in life and nothing is worth losing your health over it. You work hard to enjoy life not to pay medical bills for complications related to sleep deprivation.

Always be willing to help others and you will see how people will be more open to do business with you. The more you interact with others in a positive way, the more doors will be opened to you in life. It's always important to find ways to help others achieve more out of life and not only focus their efforts on their own goals and dreams. The more we contribute to create a better world, the more we will gain from this. A big part of happiness is linked to how much we give in life and how much we help others achieve their own dreams.

Sharon Callix

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If you want success you need to go out there and earn it. This is the reason why most entrepreneurs are some of the busiest people you will ever meet. They understand that success is not something that comes from mediocre work and they know that you need to work very hard to achieve what you want in life. We are going to mention some of the most important things that productive entrepreneurs do every day in order to achieve their goals.

Being able to establish a routine when you are starting a business is very important and if you want to be able to make the most out of your say you have to come up with a good structure that will help you get the most out of each day. If you are always doing things at random hours of the day, you will never be able to achieve the productivity levels that you really need.

You need to find time to exercise as often as possible at least for 20 minutes. You should exercise five out of seven days a week at least. This is going to help you achieve a lot more during the day because your energy levels will be much higher and your general health will be improved tremendously. A healthy diet is also a very important thing to consider if you really want to achieve a better health.

Always check on your progress and make sure that every minute you spend working is going to help you reach your goals in one way or another. This is something that really helps people get the most out of their time because by analyzing if things are moving forward as they should, they can consider if they need to make any changes and if things need to be tweaked in any way. This is very important and every entrepreneur should think about it.

Always try to make some time to spend with your family. There is nothing more important than spending quality time with the people that you love and care for. Spending time with them will also remind you of the reason why you are fighting hard to accomplish more and this should be your priority. If you are still single, you should also dedicate some time to enjoying life and doing fun activities in order to recharge your batteries.

Learn to stick to a schedule and this way you will be able to get a lot more done every day. This is a very important thing that is very common for most successful people. You can't expect to make much happen if you don't have a good schedule of the things that you will be doing during the day. There will obviously be some unexpected things that can come up, but in most cases you should be able to keep things under control as far as how you manage your time.

If you follow this advice you should have no problems achieving much more in life. The most important thing is to always remember that you have to balance your entrepreneurial efforts with your efforts to keep your body and your mind healthy and to share some time with your loved ones too. Successful people always make the most out of their time in all kinds of activities that are beneficial to them. There has to be a balance that allows you to take some free time and feel renewed in order to start another day of hard work. You will get very positive results if you do all of these things.

Sharon Callix

Award Winning Social Media Consultant, 2014, apctc

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Just a few short years ago anyone moving to online trading had either to learn HTML or appoint a professional.

Nowadays getting online has moved from being too difficult for IT amateurs to being too easy. It is not an exaggeration to say that an entrepreneur waking up at eight in the morning could, with a bare minimum of expenditure, have an online presence of sorts by twelve.

And here lies the problem.

A website is no more than a virtual store-front. An eBusiness is a business like any other. Behind that store front there needs to be a delivery process, the goods or services to be marketed through that store front, and an infrastructure to make everything work efficiently and profitably.

Even if you are only moving an existing business online you need a credible Business Case
.
The business case describes your reasons for going online: indeed going into business in the first place.

  1. It has to be 'outputs orientated' ie it says 'we will provide this product or that service' rather than 'we will use this or that resource';
  2. It has to explain how you will respond to the market, how you will control your Business Risk.
  3. How it fits with the rest of your business (if any);
  4. How you will track the costs (time and money) and how and when you will measure the results

Your business case must be transparent and comprehensive - not an exercise in self-delusion or self-justification, and if it has significant technical content it has to be comprehensible.

Moving an existing business onto the net is one thing, starting a new business targeting an online clientele is quite another.

The ease and speed with which a new commercial site can be set up from scratch disguises the fact that an online business is just that: a business that trades online. All the disciplines that need to be followed when setting up a bricks-and-mortar business are equally relevant when setting up an online one.

Once you have an acceptable business plan in place the time comes to decide between:

  1. The 'nerd's' approach of building as site from scratch
  2. Using a web designer
  3. Opening an account with one of the many providers of commercial sites
  4. Using a CMS to build an online community site.

Here on New2Business.com we do not deal with the first two options, valid though they are.

We do however suggest that the new online entrepreneur consider options 3 and 4 seriously. Both are simple enough for a non-it-specialist to be able to get up and running in a few days once the various options within your choice have been explored. A search of the internet will provide alternatives enough, and whichever way you go there are a couple of really critical questions to ask of the package you eventually choose:

  • What will your site look like
  • On a lap or desk top
  • On a smart-phone
  • On a tablet.
  • How will it interface with, or provide
  • Your accounting package
  • Your order management software.

When you're considering a CMS system you'll have to consider the additional modules available with the core software to make that assessment.

In most cases the decision will focus on one of the commercial providers though a CMS may be more suitable for:

  • A niche marketer
  • Clubs and associations
  • Some professional service providers.

In any case going online is not a simple yes/no decision. Many factors come into play and a few hours researching the options can be time well spent.

Just as an aside there is a natural compromise to be made between 'user friendliness' and the capacities of a package. Easy at the onset can mean limited at a later stage!

There is certainly no one-size fits all solution when it comes to commercial websites., if there was there would be no commercially viable options for us to choose from. Our Get Online section helps you jump the hurdles.
Here in New2Business.com we recognise 3 different scenarios of new on-line businesses:

Existing businesses entering the on-line business environment to extend their existing Clientele

New businesses looking to combine a bricks-and-mortar business with on-line trading

New Start on-line only traders.

Whichever model fits your trading pattern you need to consider your on-line presence as a business on its own with a proper business plan and marketing strategy

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