Six Steps to Guarantee Your Business Success

Written by Rhiannon Williamson

Many of us slave away for years for one uninspiring company after another and dream ofrepparttar day when we can sackrepparttar 147209 boss and go it alone.

If you’re contemplating starting your own business then I’m here cheering you on fromrepparttar 147210 sidelines becauserepparttar 147211 best decision I ever made was to walk away from my well paid but oh so frustratingly boring job and start my own business from scratch.

I’d always believed in Bob Dylan’s definition of success - “a man is a success if he gets up inrepparttar 147212 morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” And it was these words and this sentiment that drove me to seek out business success on my own.

While I was inrepparttar 147213 planning stages of things I read around a lot and discovered that there are six main steps that you can follow to give your businessrepparttar 147214 best chance of survival and success. With hindsight I can confirm that these six steps do guarantee your business success, so here they are for you, use them as your guide: -

1) Plan to Succeed

“Action without planning isrepparttar 147215 cause of all failure. Action with planning isrepparttar 147216 cause of all success.” - Brian Tracy.

You need to establish an intricate business plan that will guide you throughrepparttar 147217 start-up hurdles and ongoing development of your business. Whether you’re planning on establishing a global company that will eventually employ many individuals or you’re intending to establish an on-line business from your bedroom that will employ only you, you must spendrepparttar 147218 necessary time and effort plotting out how exactly your company will be established, who your customers are, how you will reach them, how you will finance your ongoing operations and where exactly you’re headed with your business.

“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Accordingly a genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.” - Thomas Edison

Be a business genius, rememberrepparttar 147219 planning stages are critical torepparttar 147220 future success of your business - don’t rush them.

2) Money Matters

“Before you can really start setting financial goals, you need to determine where you stand financially.” - David Bach

You need to look at your own personal financial situation and determine exactly how much money you will need to live on, how much money you have to invest in your business, how much money is required to start up and run your company and how exactly you’re going to fundrepparttar 147221 future of your business. Get down torepparttar 147222 financial nitty gritty before you get down to business and you will avoidrepparttar 147223 number one reason why businesses fail – namely, lack of capital.

Crunch those numbers and be realistic rather than fatalistic or optimistic! You can and will succeed, but first you must arm yourself withrepparttar 147224 boring facts and figures and then you can put in placerepparttar 147225 financing you need.

3) To Score Goals You Have To Set Goals

“Most people struggle with life balance simply because they haven't paidrepparttar 147226 price to decide what is really important to them.” - Stephen Covey

Having mapped out your business journey intricately, having put in placerepparttar 147227 financing you will need to travelrepparttar 147228 path towards success you have to begin setting yourself business and personal goals. If you have nothing to aim for you will never achieve your target! Where do you want to be in one month’s time, where do you want your company to be in one year’s time?

Set stage goals for you, your company, your employees, your finances and your success. Follow your progress closely, keep one eye on your goals and you will never fail to succeed.

4) Sure Up Support and Understanding

9 Tips for Better PBX Safety and Security

Written by Robert Potter

There are a variety of measures you can take to insure that your PBX is safe from hackers.

Listed below are tips you can use right now to protect your business.

1. Take steps to secure your authorization codes on a permanent basis. Remind employees ofrepparttar need to keep all access codes secure and change them frequently.

2. Contact your equipment vendors and ask for any and all information onrepparttar 147208 available security systems in place to detect toll fraud. They should also provide information on monitoring services available to help you quickly detect unusual usage.

3. Work closely with your PBX administrator to ensure that all ofrepparttar 147209 PBX security features available are in place and are being implemented.

4. Unless needed for routine business, block outgoing international calling, 809 and 900 calling capabilities.

5. Conduct regular and routine auditing of your telecommunication systems and bills, especially just after regular vacation months and holiday seasons. It is during these times of year that PBX toll fraud most often occurs.

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