There’s no time like the present to start your business. Don’t be stopped by all the doubts or all the delays life seems to put in your way. Here’s a look at how to make your entrepreneurial dreams come true.
What are you waiting for? There are many reasons not to start a business. Perhaps you feel you don’t have the money, talent or time to pull it off. Take a look at this post and the steps needed to get you started toward your dream of being an entrepreneur. Inc.com
Contests & Resources
Need some business cards? Participate in our latest contest. Yes, Small Business Trends has teamed up with MOO, maker of premier art design cards, for a contest that could allow you to remake your business image free! Small Business Trends
What channel should I use? You probably know the value of social media to grow your business. Now the question is what social media channel/channels to use. Should it be Facebook, Twitter…or how about newcomer, Pinterest? Join us for a live Facebook chat from our sister site BizSugar.com this morning at 11 a.m. EST to learn more. BizSugar Blog
Tricks of the Trade
How to build a following? Perhaps the most important component about starting a business today is that your business should be able to develop a following. This is especially true in the online world. Want to learn more? Watch the video! Bloomberg Businessweek
How to get lucky! Well, not really. In fact, this post argues that many entrepreneurs make their own luck by a series of practices that improve their odds over time. If you want to learn more about how to improve your “luck,” you’ll want to check them out. CreateHype
Give kids an entrepreneurial edge. If we want to encourage more entrepreneurship, small business creation and ownership, it’s never too early to start. Here’s a post about a program designed to give kids an entrepreneurial spark. Planting Money Seeds
Taking advantage of your leads. It’s happened to all of us, those hot leads that have gone cold. They could represent new sales to your business, but how can you better capitalize on these opportunities. Leap TV
Sound Sales Advice
The ABC approach to sales. As you developing the sales efforts for your new small business, you’re bound to come across a few old chestnuts like this one. A few sales veterans weigh in on the “always be closing” doctrine. Sales Practice
Business ideas from Anita Campbell. In this guest post, Small Business Trends founder Anita Campbell spells out some of the very basic categories the best business ideas can be found. Can you find your idea in this list? Build A Little Biz
Thinking big while planning small. Just because you’re starting a small business doesn’t mean you have to keep your thinking small. In fact, big businesses and big ideas can be a huge inspiration to the little startup. Do you have big ideas? Open Forum
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Thanks so much for pulling together a great list of resources!
Peoples believe they don’t have innovative ideas to start a business. Past experience can a great source of earning through online publishing i-e blogs, ebooks etc
And after that, check out INISMO to meet great people joining your team, find advisors to support you with networking and potential investors for to fund your business and take it to the next step!