Creating Momentum for Your New Business Idea

Written by Myrtis Smith

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4. Start an ideas notebook. As you do your research, you will be bombarded with a lot of ideas, some good, some not so good. Creating a system to keep track of those ideas will help prevent you from feeling overwhelmed and ensure nothing slips throughrepparttar proverbial cracks. Once your business is underway, continue to use your notebook as a repository for ideas. Make it a point to periodically review it when you find yourself in need of inspiration.

5. Talk with other entrepreneurs. Business owners are a special breed. Talk with other people who have started their own business to learn their lessons. Find out what they love about it and what arerepparttar 117602 challenges. Learn what networking venues are most successful for them.

6. Set a timeline. Give yourself a deadline to stop researching and start acting. Don't allow your enthusiasm and motivation to wither.

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A Micro-Entrepreneur's Most Valuable Resource

Written by Mike Morgan

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The advice of friends, family, and associates are certainly valuable. But by taking advantage ofrepparttar 117604 Small Business Administration's offerings, you can be sure you are getting researched, accurate, timely, and professional advice. The SBA is designed especially for you, so if you want to do as much as possible to ensurerepparttar 117605 success of your venture, don't waste this valuable resource.

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