Rolling along with some heftier goals I’m aiming to start two new businesses before 2006 is over.
Truth be told both businesses are in their planning stages, with some initial groundwork in place, so maybe I’m cheating a bit with this goal…Still, there’s no guarantee either business will launch by Christmas, or ever for that matter. One might not make it past the planning stages, or both might be sunk in the near future. That’s the nature of starting businesses: we do the research, thinking, planning, brainstorming, more planning and then decide whether it’s a go or no-go.
I’m hoping they’ll both be quite active by the holidays though, and that’ll be very exciting. One’s a bit closer to launch and smaller in scale, so expect some form of announcement soon (or maybe in early 2007!)
In my efforts to get these two new businesses off the ground, I’m trying to follow my own advice. Not because my advice / ideas on entrepreneurship are the uber-master words of an ultra-ninja expert, but because I really do want to eat my own dog food (as much as I think that expression is stupid.)
- Put loyalty on the table
- Started crafting benefit statements and bringing on early clients
- Avoided spending a lot of money
- Kept an eye on the competition but haven’t obsessed over what they’re doing
There’s more to starting a business than that, but those are some of the things I’m working on while I focus on my goal of starting 2 new businesses before 2007.
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