8 Steps to Business Success

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There are a few things that are a definite step toward success. Whether you are a small business just getting started or a larger corporation, these basic steps will lead you to a successful business.

1. Personal branding is a must for the new entrepreneur.  People need to know what your company or business is all about. Personal branding could be a logo design, trademark, a set of business guidelines, website or place where others come to learn about you.

2. Stay active.  Seems pretty easy and self-explanatory but most often businesses give up before they become successful.  They work hard for the first few months but give up due to lack of resources, time, energy and faith.  Authors need to write some every day in order to accomplish their goals.

3. Research and Take Rapid Action. What this means is that you can do some research about your product.  Find out what sells, who the buyer is, what a good price for your product and then take immediate action. Whatever you need to do to accomplish your end goal is what you need to do.  Don’t wait for someone else to help you, don’t wait for the economy to get better, take swift action now.

4. Market and Advertise your business.  Whatever product or service your business provides, you need to have a marketing plan in place.  Look at a business plan and write down certain marketing actions that will help you promote your business and then follow them.

5. Stay motivated.  Nothing kills a business more than lack of determination. Don’t give up so easily.  Every business will have stumbling blocks in the way. Your job is to find a way around those.

6. Continue to Expand- Most companies are continually adding new products and services.  Just like any business, a writer must continue to put out books in order to stay successful.

7. Set a Budget- Establishing a set amount of money for marketing should be in your budget.  Write down how much you need for each expense, such as: Overhead, office expense, utilities, travel, food, supplies, etc…

8. Engage the Customer- Any business needs to interact with their customers, either by face to face interaction or through emails or online support. A writer might set up speaking engagements, book signings or attend book seminars.

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Looking Forward to the New Year

 

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I would like to wish each and everyone a Happy and Safe New Year. The New Year season represents a time to look forward toward big and better things to come. Last year came with some up’s and down’s but I hope to look forward, forgetting those things behind and pressing toward the mark of the high calling in God. See, I have decided to focus this next year on my Heavenly Father and not on worldly possessions or myself. I do not want to make any New Year resolutions but to say this. I will try to witness more, read the Bible more and praise my God in Heaven more this year.

To truly honor God, I want to thank him for all the blessings he has bestowed upon me and my family. He has guided me toward starting a new Christian blog located here. http://godlywitnesses.wordpress.com/. I have had a few followers already and the blog seems to be going in the right direction. Topics include: Fasting, Grace, Trusting in God, Heaven, Jesus, and many others. I hope this blog will help others come to Christ.

Another blessing is my new publishing company. I am starting slow by financing myself. I strive to look for decent books that would encourage, inspire or edify others. I will not compromise my values and publish anything that I consider ungodly. There are too many books that are influencing our country in a negative way. Submissions are currently closed but will restart soon!

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