People start business for many reasons, from ideas, from recognize openings and community needs, and sometimes out of necessity. Regardless of the reason, there are basics which you will have to know if you are first going to remain in business and second if you are to succeed.
You should accept the fact that you will no longer have a personal life, your business is your life until you finally reach the point whereby you can delegate authority, untill that time you must be willing to sacrifice all of your personal pleasures, and time, your time with your family will have to come second to the business.
The moment they park in your lot there should be some small set of signs which make them feel special (this space is reserved for clients of -your business- we appricate your business), Have your receptionist or your self in a place where if the weather is bad you can take an umbrella out to them. Clean the snow off when it is fresh and keep the lot useable.
Your Sign and its placement is all important, It should be highly visable and in good taste
The exterior of the business should be painted and clean - if you have yard space - garden and decorate it in season. fowers are always positive. The physical appearance of the yard, parking, building and its interior will influence the customers you have drawn to you through advertising.
The more you advertise the more business you will have.
You should pay attention to your appearance, the more professional you appear the more money you will make. Suits - Sports Coat and Slacks - and a field uniform - with your name and business patched or embroidered on it. All of your employs must observe a similar dress code.
Always be busy, and in demand as far as the general public knows. If you are known for having nothing to do people will have little confidence in your abilities.
Never miss an appointment, always be there before it is time.
Trades can be as important as Cash, but if a business wants to trade you will increase the cost of your service to compensate for the loss of revenue. In the case of restaurants, an additional 1/3 increase over your charge is more than fair. and 50% increase is not unuseual. For material products such as autos or furniture you will simply have to haggle with them, it will entirely depend on how much you want what they have. Property - go for it - its better than money anyday. Stocks and shares are a complete gamble, and you should be very careful.
Taxes, the simplest way to handle your service contracts is to include the provision that all -Federal-State-Local taxes will be additional to your bid.
Adarus Business Plan (Office 97)
Develop a professional business plan quickly and easily with the help of step-by-step wizards found in the Adarus Business Plan. This program--a Microsoft Excel add-on and template--creates all financial reports needed for a business plan. A formatted business plan outline (title page, table of contents) is created in Microsoft Word. Adarus One-step tools (Print, Scenario, and Chart) are powerful, time-saving features.
SBA - Business Plan Outline - Updated September 1997 – Below is an outline for a business plan. Use this model as a guide when developing the business plan for your business. Elements of a Business Plan 1. Cover sheet 2. Statement of
Bplans.com: Business Plan Info and Sample Business Plans Bplans.com is the business plan destination! Find free sample business plans and sample marketing plans, plus free interactive business planning tools.
Powered by The Planning......
Welcome to the Start-ups Center. Often, people think starting a business is a difficult task, but it's actually easy if you break it down into the four simple planning phases described here