So you have spent a ton of time designing your own greeting cards for the people you love. Your family and friends have all said they are better than Hallmark and you should go into business for yourself selling greeting cards. That sounds good to you because then you could be your own boss, be doing something you enjoy doing and share your talent with the world. The question is how do you start a greeting card business when you are a beginner and you don’t know what steps to take after designing your cards?
The owner went ahead and successfully bid on the floors for the grocery store chain. Unfortunately, he didn’t have the cleaning expertise and organization to do a good job. The grocery store floors took him away from his core business. Within a year he was out of business.
A Business plan is therefore an outline for taking an idea for a product or service and turning it into a commercially viable reality. It’s a roadmap of the business you intend to start and without it you may end up getting lost on the way. It should therefore be remembered that having generated your business ideas and analyzed them to come up with the most viable idea, it’s important to create a Jed Fernandez Business plan for your online home business. Do you have one?
As the relationship developed the executive wanted the home cleaning business to bid on cleaning and buffing the floors of large grocery stores. Talk about small business growth. To the owner this was the opportunity of a lifetime.
Find your business model: For most businesses and markets, there are at least several different business models you could follow and be successful. Choose the one related to your perfect home business that sounds best to you, the one that makes best use of your strengths, and the one that sounds like the most fun.
The first step of starting a successful business online is the same step as starting any successful business. You need to plan your new online business as much as any other business. A home based online business is going to need to planning just as much as a home based cake business or delivery firm in order to succeed and make money online!
Therefore, focus on developing long term relationship with your clients and not on making the sale alone. Always remember, every customer is a potential seed that has the capacity to grow into a tree if properly nurtured.
Of course this is only Step 1 to starting a new business online. But if you are serious about starting a business then this should be your most important step!