Category Archives: Starting a Small Business

A complete check-list covering all the tasks required by a budding entrepreneur in the start-up phase of a small business.

DRAGONS DEN REVIEW – Episode 19

This review makes a great forum for a critique and learning experience valuable to all entrepreneurs. Learn what to do and what not to do from entrepreneurs making a pitch for money in the Dragons’ Den. The review complements my … Continue reading

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Starting a Business Video Series – Assembling Your Team

This video, Episode 3 in the Starting a Business series, stresses the development of a solid team and not going alone as most new entrepreneurs do. This is an excerpt from my book, The Small Business Planner and is subject to copyright … Continue reading

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Starting a New Business – Feasibility Study

Episode 2 of the Starting a Small Business short video series discusses the importance of conducting a  Feasibility Study prior to committing resources. To view the Episode 2 video click http://youtu.be/ceY2Jb6Ps1E. The following information is taken directly from the book and is subject to … Continue reading

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Video Series – Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur

This blog will mark the launch of my Short Video Series on Entrepreneurship. The series will feature short video clips in all aspects of starting and operating a small business, including Start-Up tips; Marketing; Financial Management; and select areas of … Continue reading

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Liability, Contracts and Regulatory Compliance

This is an excerpt from The Small Business Planner and is protected by copyright. The book is available from your favorite bookstore or on-line. Go to,    http://thesmallbusinessplanner.com/sbp.php for a list of retail sites. Liability In business, as in life, it can … Continue reading

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Strategic Plans and Why Plans Fail

The Strategic Plan is utilized by established businesses to review all processes and lay out both short and long-term direction by redefining the organization’s mission and establishing realistic goals to produce achievable results. It is based upon a (SWOT) analysis … Continue reading

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Planning – What Plan is Right for Me

This is an excerpt from The Small Business Planner and is protected by copyright. The book is available from your favorite bookstore or on-line. Go to,    http://consultbiz.net/sbp.php for a list of retail sites. The obvious answer – any plan is better … Continue reading

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Business Name and Registration Type

This is a small sample of information available in The Small Business Planner and is protected by Copyright. Give careful consideration to your enterprise name. At this stage of business startup, the biggest mistake is to rush out and register … Continue reading

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Legal and Accounting Considerations

Assembling Your Team Think you can go it alone? Many people try to do everything on their own and fail because they don’t take advantage of professional help. There are many tasks involved in starting a new business and they … Continue reading

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Assessing Your Business Feasibility

If you are considering an appearance to pitch your business idea on the television shows, The Shark Tank or The Dragon’s Den to secure an equity investment, pay close attention to this excerpt from The Small Business Planner. You have … Continue reading

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