Getting Started in Business Program Outline (A bit rough, expect revisions)
1. Deciding to start
2. What kind of business and what should it do?
3. Which of these will you start, (if you don’t know already.)
Some basic business models that require low, or no, start up costs. You’ll be able to start with our business plan template for each of these, and get your business going in record speed with an income at least as good as your last job.
4. Finding your first prospects
This session is hard-core guerilla marketing absolutely vital to getting those first few cash-paying customers.
5. Getting those first few customers to buy
Sales strategies for non sales-people or recovering salespeople to get people to gladly say yes to your offer
6. Time management for new entrepreneurs
Do you have a family?
Do you live alone?
Are you lazy?
Each of these situations brings its own opportunities and challenges. I’ve helped entrepreneurs with ADD get more done with more free time; I can help you make the time to get it all done.
7. Early stage marketing – growing beyond your first customers
You’ve gotten your first few bucks in and now it’s time to take it to the next level,
8. Getting better at selling
You’re going to learn and practice the fine distinctions of persuasion and the art of getting-the-cash. Seriously, your business will be always held back until you get good at this.
9. Making it real
Here you’ll handle all the things you need handled so that you and everyone around you knows you’re for real. This includes getting your d/b/a or incorporating, your bank accounts, phone service with a 411… An email address with your own branded domain. The simple things. Yet totally profound.
10. Corporate Form
Yes you need one of these things, but the question is which one. C-corp., LLC S-Corp, or something new. Whatever. I’ll help you figure it out and get you hooked up with a nationally known expert.
11. Cash flow management for startups
12. Getting help
Because if you do it all, you’ll always be small
13. Hiring your own staff
Taking staffing to the next level for when
14. Put it in writing
A huge mistake for newbie’s and seasoned veterans alike is not putting it in writing. I’m going to give you the agreement templates to handle each
15. Financial Management
This one is also pretty self-explanatory
16. Managing by the Numbers
Nobody loves metrics, except the geeks who use them to become wealthy.
17. Business Plan
Here it comes… I almost made it though without mentioning the dreaded B-Plan, but then, I