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… This is the sixth blog post in a series by Hal Shelton, SCORE small business mentor and author of The Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan. You can read his previous posts for Constant Contact here. Over the last few months, I’ve discussed a number of different ways you can set yourself up for success when writing a business plan…
… This is the fifth blog post in a series by Hal Shelton, SCORE small business mentor and author of The Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan. In the previous installments, we looked at “4 Sections Every Business Plan Must Have (and Why They’re Important),” “Why You Need a Business Plan (and the Best Style for You),” “When Is a Good Time…
Running a small business can be a testing time for new entrepreneurs. There’s just so much to learn about so many different things that many business owners get overwhelmed under the effort. Many get caught up in the nitty-gritties of keeping the business going that they have little or no time to work on innovating on their core product. This is the stage when a business starts to stagnate.
… There are some basic attributes of small business owners and entrepreneurs that I really admire and that make me enjoy being around them. These include traits such as: Enthusiasm Personal sacrifice Optimism In their best form, these traits can help propel a small business to great success. However, if they aren’t tempered with realism…