Blogging Business Plan Part 1:Goals

OK, so you’ve been blogging for a while and you’re thinking how can I make a living from this or at least how can I make Starbucks money from this?There are many different ways. Advertising, ad networks, sponsored posts, etc. But what you don’t want to do is go after things willy-nilly. You want to be strategic and focused. That calls for a plan.A business plan.But don’t let it scare you!...more

Entrepreneurship: How to Write a Business Plan

In our last post about entrepreneurship, we covered what the very first steps to having your own business are. Now that those have been figured out, it’s time to write a business plan. But what is it for? In order to get financial backing, a storefront, sponsors, investors, or anything else, you have to convince someone to do it. The idea must be presented in such a way that a bank, company, or person is intrigued and wants to give you what you need. In order to do this, you have to make them believe that you’re capable and the idea is solid. Here is the basic layout of a good business plan. ...more

Every Book Needs a Business Plan… Do You Know Why?

10 Reasons Why Your Book Needs a Business Plan…...more

Thrilling Thursday - Business Planning Part 2 of 5

Thrilling Thursday - it is thrilling to develop a plan for business success.Each Thrilling Thursday throughout the month of November will be dedicated to creating a plan for starting or running your business. At the end of November, if you follow the articles and complete each section, if you will have a complete business plan you can use to operate your business or seek financing. Last week covered purpose statement, executive summary and business information. Future Thrilling Thursday articles in November will deal with: * marketing information...more

How Committed Are You To Your Business: Quiz

Starting and managing a successful small business takes time, energy, money and a HUGE commitment. But the payoff can also be HUGE, in terms of personal accomplishment, satisfaction, happiness, and M0NEY! So just how committed are you?Here’s 10 questions to help you find out:...more

Thrilling Thursday - Business Planning Part 1 of 5

Thrilling Thursday - it is thrilling to develop a plan for business success....more

Business Planning 101

One of the reasons why so many businesses fail is because they fail to plan.  You wouldn't think of going on vacation without a plan so why would you dream of hitting the road to self-employment without one? ...more

Looking for Money

In the last three weeks I've gone from having a job, to going for my business dream, to crashing and discovering how hard it is to look for money.  It has been an interesting lesson in determination....more

Why Animal Transports Work

There has been a recent assertion that transporting animals from one place to another simply reassigns the task of euthanasia to the receiving entity. That is not the case with our program or any reliable program that I am familiar with for the following reasons. The receiving entity must be legitimate and actually want the pets. We send small dogs to locations that have none, but, do have a demand for them. The result is that there is usually a line at the shelter waiting to adopt them before the plane reaches the gate, and, that they are in homes very quickly....more

Women in Small Business Start-Up

The Center for Women's Business Research and the National Women's Business Council have come out with a study that shows the impact of women-owned business in America, and it's an encouraging number.  Close to 3 Trillion dollars which further translates to 23 million jobs....more