OVERCOME ISOLATION AT CYBERSCHMOOZ One of the most significant, but unacknowledged problems of
running a business is that you, as the owner, get isolated. So stop
by CyberSchmoozwhere you can
let down your hair and talk candidly with other owners.
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SO YOU'RE THE BOSS:
Now run the business!
You've assembled the ingredients: biz identity, sales, money, people, sources and equipment, now you just have to manage it for success. Not easy, but you relish a challenge, and here's help.
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Just a big "to-do" list
1. Plan and break-down the actions needed.
2. Find and line up materials and people.
3. Organize contractors, employeees, vendors, space and equipment to get the job done.
4. Track the costs and time that go into what you sell.
5. Determine how much profit to add to your costs, then invoice your client or customer.
6. Collect $ you're owed prompto.
7. Record all $ in and out, and pay taxes on time.
8. Keep moving ahead despite the problems chasing your heels.
9. Lead and stay sane... That's all
P.S. DON'T FORGET TO HAVE FUN
If "fun" has dropped out of your vocabulary, put it back in. Even if you can't leave your desk, take a minute to do something zany like fly a biz plane. (You can say Idea Cafe made you do it!)
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