Small Business Planning -- Three Myths

Written by Denise OBerry

Copyright 2005 Denise OBerry

Are you -- like 70 percent of small business owners -- working without a plan? Here are three myths that need to be dispelled about strategic planning for small business.

1. It has to be formal -- Not so.

The value of a strategic plan for your small business is in puttingrepparttar ideas on paper, creating action steps that will get you where you want to go and implementing those action steps.

2. I'm too small -- Not so.

Even a one-person business can benefit from a strategic plan. A strategic plan can help you make decisions about time management and budget. You can use your strategic plan to help you determine whether to attend an event or advertise in a publication. It's a check and balance tool.

3 Reasons to Work From Home

Written by Benjamin Scott

Copyright 2005 Benjamin Scott

People who trudge to work every day probably do not need many reasons to quit their job. Many people who hate what they do on a daily basis would likely give it all up in a minute if they thought they could. Why, then, do they continue to runrepparttar same hamster wheel of unhappiness in a dead end job? Most people do not realize there is an alternative. There are three really good reasons why anyone could work from home. Most people just need to makerepparttar 148743 biggest decision of their life.

The first reason to work form home is there is ample opportunity to provide for a family by working from home. The Internet revolution has created a new marketplace, ripe for new businesses looking to launch. This revolution has started a trend, and many people have found it easy to riderepparttar 148744 coattails ofrepparttar 148745 trend to financial success and freedom. The Internet has created a global market. You do not have to sell to your neighbors alone, you could also sell to people in different countries. This global marketplace means increased exposure and opportunity for sales and business.

The second reason to work from home isrepparttar 148746 relief from monotony. When you work from home, you make your own schedule. You set your own rules. You createrepparttar 148747 goals and quota. You can do something different everyday if doing something different brings you greater job satisfaction. You fill every role in your own company, and wear many different hats. Such responsibility could be scary, but it could be exhilarating and exciting. For people who need to be challenged, for people who need to grow,repparttar 148748 chance to work from home also meansrepparttar 148749 chance to try new things allrepparttar 148750 time.

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