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Friday, August 04, 2006

Creating a Plan for Business Success

Now that you’ve decided to open your own computer consulting firm, it’s time to focus on a plan for business success.

Pick a Date

First of all, you need to write down a set launch date: Launch date is ____/____/____. This gives you something solid to work towards. Make sure you put it on your calendar even if the date is six months away. Prioritize your to-do lists and rank your top 10 priority tasks.

Possible Top Ten Priorities

You may not be able to do everything you’re imagining before launching, so pick the 10 most important things.

Your list might include: · meeting with an accountant · getting a business resale license · opening up a distributor account · picking a company name · coming up with a business card · looking through insurance options · getting a Web site domain · getting a business voice mail box.

Order Your List

After choosing the ten most important things on your list, prioritize them. If some are prerequisites to others, include that in the way you’re setting up your list. Now, you can begin working on the most important tasks first.

Develop a Timeline to Start Computer Consulting

Create a timeline for taking care of all the things on your list. It’s a lot more reasonable to take care of two things a week than it is to deal with ten things the week before you’re hoping to open.

To learn more about creating a business plan for success, read the complete article (link above).

Blogged by Joshua Feinberg