Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Top Ten List

1. Check out tips for the top 10 tips for small biz owners.

2. Check out business mistakes for top 10 common mistakes made by small biz owners.

3. Check out business books for the top 10 business books for small biz owners.

4. Check out tax deductions for the top 10 tax deductions for professionals.

5. Check out Government Business for the top 10 ways to do business with the Government.

6. Check out business colleges for the top 10 colleges for small biz owners.

7. Check out summertime for the top 10 ways small biz owners can avoid summertime burnout.

8. Check out website marketing for the top 10 website marketing tips for small biz owners.

9. Check out financial lessons for the top 10 financial lessons for small biz owners.

10. Check out client feedback for the top 10 client feedback questions.


Check out ideablob where entrepreneurs and small business owners can share and grow their business ideas.

All you have to do is post a good business idea to ideablob, and based on votes from the IdeaBlob online community(which includes other innovators as well as friends, family, colleagues, associates, teachers and mentors), one idea every month will win $10,000.

Go ahead and blob your idea. You could be $10,000 closer to achieving your business dreams.

Good luck

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Drafting Your Business Plan

Tips for your fabulous business plan!!!

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5.Fabulous Tip 5

How to start your own business

Tired of playing by your boss's rules? Tired of wondering if you have what it takes to navigate your financial freedom? Wondering if you can make your dreams a reality? Wondering how you can get out of debt and do the things you truly want to do? Well, here's your guidepost ---- Very Basic Easy to Understand Rules --------

1. Get organized!! Get a day planner and write your goals - where are you, where you need to be, what you need to do to get there. Figure out why you want to start your business? Are you turning your hobby into an income stream? Will it be part-time or full-time? If possible, start out part-time and keep your current employment. You can use your salary to float while you start up the business. If you're just bored and tired of working for your boss, evaluate your decision. Perharps you can switch jobs or take a sabbatical. Don't do anything drastic until you figure your true reasons for leaving your stable employment for the unknown.

2. Get information!!! Do your research. Be realistic. Just because you have an idea doesn't mean you're going to be rich. What do you want to sell? What is your niche? Who are you targeting?

3. Get out there!! Go online. Go to your local library. Attend workshops. Volunteer. Study the competition.

4. Get a business plan!!!! Put your thoughts and ideas on paper. This allows you to figure out what you need. Describe the goods or services you plan to offer. Describe the market. Determine how much you need. Figure out where the source of your investment. How much startup cash do you need? Don't forget advertising costs. You don't want the business to be a secret, do you? How are you going to get the word out?

5. Get your money straight!!! If you're drowning in debt, pay down your debt before plunging your life savings or retirement into a new venture. Don't put your startup costs on a credit card. You don't want to rob Peter to pay Paul. Check your credit history. You may be able to use your savings or you could be eligible for small business loans from banks or other credit institutions. Overestimate your budget. This allows you to fall back on any accumulated cash reserves.

6. Get your legal setup!!! There are several types of legal entities ranging from sole proprietorships to limited partnerships to limited liability companies. Speak to legal and tax professionals for guidance.

7. Get started!!! You've done your research. You've met with the legal and tax professionals. You've got your financing. You've got your permits and/or licenses. You may start with an on-line establishment or a brick and mortar store. The main advantages of online trading are the low overhead costs. Online trading allows you to get your "feet wet" and gives you a feel of the consumer response to your products or services. If you're sure that a brick and mortar is your ideal route, then go for it.

8. Get realistic!!! You may not start off with a bang, but remember its a process!!! You'll lose some sleep. You'll second-guess your decision. You'll wonder why you gave up your 9 to 5 for what appears to be a 24 hour headache. Don't give up yet. The rewards are great. The intrinsic satisfaction is priceless. You've dreamed about this. You've worked hard for it. It's here. Enjoy the ride!!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Check out these Small Business Blog Guides

My favorite so far is Guide to Small Business Blogs. Shara Karasic is what we at KreativeMix like to call Fabulous!!!

Dream of Being your own Boss- You can Make it a Reality

Hey dreamers/creative elite/business owners - This is your lucky lucky day. Here's another $10,000 contest just for you. Win a $10,000 business makeover at businessbreakthrough.

Just submit an esssay in one of the categories and you could be on the way to making your dreams a reality. This site also has great marketing tips ranging from low cost ways to market your business to building effective websites.

This contest ends on December 31, 2007. Goodluck!!

We at KreativeMix want you to succeed!!! We want Kreativity to flourish. Let us know if you win. Let us know if you don't. Let us know if you are out there. Just let us Know!!!

Stay tuned!! Stay Fabulous!!! Stay Busy!!!!

Dream of Starting your own Business--- Dream No More

Check out this contest going on UNTIL DECEMBER 15, 2007 at entrepreneur.com/blog. I visit their website daily for new information. It is very informative for any current or potential business owner. Enter the contest and let me know how you do. I"ll be rooting for all of you.

Below is the information listed on their site ---

"Win $50,000 to Start Your Biz "Are you one of the 72 percent of Americans yearning to start your own business? Then submit a letter or video to Intuit's "Just Start" campaign and you could be on your way to entrepreneurial success. In your entry, describe your dream business, what you need to do to make it become reality and how you would use the $50,000 business grant of cash and professional services to get started. Entries must be submitted by December 15. And another gift from Intuit to get your new venture off the ground: The company is now offering its popular accounting software, QuickBooks Simple Start, for free download at simplestart. Posted by Kristin Edelhauser at 10/15/2007 "

"Up and Coming" Boutique

Check out Boutique Mix. Website development in progress. One step at at time ------Big dreams + Drive + Action = Kreativity. Official Launch in January 2008!!! Stay Tuned!!!

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