Entrepreneurship is For You

September 13, 2014

“Entrepreneurship is for You”  is an e-book written by Attorney Karmen A. Booker, solves the problem of “not knowing how to start a business”. It is a comprehensive guide for starting and operating an efficient business. It discusses the 7-step process for operating your business:

The 1st Step in Starting a Business 

(You Must Have a Vision)

The 2nd Step in Starting a Business 

(The Roadmap to Success – Setting Goals)

 The 3rd Step in Starting a Business 

(Is Entrepreneurship for You Self Assessment)

 The 4th Step in Starting a Business 

(The 4 Major Types of Business Entities & How to Select the Best One for You)

The 5th Step in Starting a Business 

(How to Develop a Business Plan)

The 6th Step in Starting a Business

(How to Select a Name for Your Business and Other Business Essentials)

The 7th Step in Starting a Business

(Tax Tips for Your Home Business)

BONUS: Includes the following:

  • Entrepreneurship Self Assessment Survey
  • 38+ Best Home-based Businesses You Can Start
  • Business Websites and Resources

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Take Your Business to the Next Level

August 1, 2014

Many people desire to start their own business.  However, they are unaware of the most important ingredient in operating an efficient business. This key ingredient is vital to the very existence and viability of the business – PLANNING.  As a matter of fact, the Small Business Association (SBA) estimates that 80% of start-up businesses fail in the first three (3) years of operation due to the lack of planning.  Therefore, it is crucial to convert your ideas into a Business Plan (action plan).

Compu-Perfect Professional Services is a business-consulting firm that PROVIDES BUSINESS PLANS that have all the essential elements required by the SBA and major funding institutions such as banks, private investors, and credit unions.  Our plans are suitable for:

  • Start-ups
  • Established companies
  • Franchises
  • Nonprofits

Our plans are tailored to different industries, including:

  • Retail
  • Business Services
  • Entertainment
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Food Service
  • Consumer Products
  • Manufacturing companies
  • And many others

Our business plans are designed and written to deliver maximum benefit when presented to the SBA, banks, government lenders, and venture capitalists.

 Contact Karmen A. Booker, Chief Business Consultant for BUSINESS PLAN Services at (301) 408-1082.

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Creating a Personal Strategic Plan

June 2, 2014

Success is not an accident. It begins with a well-conceived plan.  You can and will achieve more in the next year than you have in the past  with a disciplined Personal Strategic Plan.

Personal strategic planning is a disciplined thought process, which produces fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide who you are, where you are going, what you do, and how, when and why you do it.  All of this is done with a focus on the future.

The purpose of personal strategic planning is to help you:

*  Provide direction, meaning, and purpose for your life.

*  Make decisions that positively affect your future.

*  Focus your energies on what’s most important.

*  Achieve the greatest results in the shortest period of time.

*  Significantly increase your level of performance.

*  Enjoy more time, money, balance and freedom.

*  Eliminate uncertainty, anxiety, doubt and fear.

*  Leverage your skills more effectively.

*  Enhance your quality of life, and overall peace of mind.

*  Be more, do more and ultimately to have more from life.

Personal strategic planning is based on the premise that life will not go according to plan, if you do not have a plan.

A successful plan must include the following:

1. Personal Philosophy:  Every person has a personal philosophy consisting of some rules adopted from one’s parents, culture, religion, acquaintance and so on.  Generally speaking, these rules, as a body are not well thought out and contain a wealth of inconsistencies and contradictions.

2.  Legacy Statement:  Your legacy serves as your life’s defining statement.  It serves

a two-fold purpose.  First It provides an overarching framework for all missions

statements and goals to follow.  Second,  it answers the question, “What do I want

to be remembered for?”

3.  Mission Statement A mission statement is a declaration of who you are, why yo exist, and what you intend to accomplish.  In business, the organizational mission answers the big question:  “What is our business?” In personal planning, the question is “What is my life’s business?” In both cases, the answer must define the reason for being.

4.  Core Values: Our values act as our compass, guiding us through life’s terrain.  One certain way of knowing that you are living in accordance with your values is by defining guidelines and measurements for value centered living.

5.  Code of Ethics Words quietly influence our attitudes and opinions.  Codes of Conduct, personal creeds, and pledges all reflect an effort to make sense of things, to organize behavior, and to better understand ourselves

6.  Lifetime Objectives: Your objectives should be written within the framework of your Legacy & Mission Statements.  The key to any Personal Strategic Plan is to visualize your desired outcomes in advance. Be sure to write and rewrite your Lifetime Objectives as affirmations of the future you are working to realize.

7.  Goals: The key in writing your goals is to make them measurable, specific, and time bound.  Goals need to be written for each of the ten critical areas of life which include:  Personal Health, Recreation, Family, Friends, Community, Career, Financial, Household, and  Spiritual.

8.  Personal Board of Directors: A personal board will accelerate your progress by providing both wisdom and support for the attainment of a specific purpose.

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Karmen A. Booker is an Attorney, Business Consultant and Chief Consultant for Compu-Perfect Professional Services, a business consulting firm specializing in business incorporation, establishing limited liability companies, contract drafting & reviewing, and more.  CALL ATTORNEY BOOKER at (301) 408-1082 and visit her website at www.compuperfect.net

She is also the author of “Biblical Entrepreneurship.” This book includes seven (7) vital steps to starting your business and detailed information on the legal requirements involved based on her experience as an attorney.   This book is available for online purchase at www.kbooker.wordpress.com/biblical-entrepreneurship/

 


The Power of Goal Setting

May 19, 2014

A wise philosopher once said: “success is goals and all else is commentary.” Indeed, success in any area of your life begins with a clear-cut goal. Your ability to set and achieve goals will provide you with a sense of direction, and help you realize your dream. Below is a ten-step formula for achieving your set goals.

1. Decide What You Want:  Decide exactly what you want in each area of your life. This is a very critical step in getting yourself started to achieving success in life. According to Ben Stein, an American law professor, “The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.” Remember, no one will make this decision for you. Therefore, you should internally reconcile with yourself on what you want to achieve, and resolve to stick to it.

2. Pen Down Your Goals:  It is not enough to have a mental picture of what you want to do. Write down your goals on paper. The Bible says “write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that reads it.” Putting down your goals on paper enables you to have a broader view of all you want to achieve.

3. Set Deadlines:  Set a deadline for achieving your goal. Setting targets enables you to be on your toes to insure your goals are accomplished. It also helps you to monitor your progress and evaluate yourself for peak performance in achieving success. There is no room for complacency or procrastination when you have a set deadline for achieving your goals, unless you are not serious in achieving success.

4. Spot The Major Obstacles: Identify the major obstacles that can hold you back, and learn how to overcome them. This will enable you to be proactive rather than reactive. Being proactive, helps fortify you to face the challenges ahead. Never allow your mistakes and failures to rob you of your strength. Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker. Do not dwell in your mistakes or short-comings. See beyond your errors, and move forward. Build on your strength, not on your weakness. Let every failure and defeat you face become a ladder to reach the top. Les Brown, a notable motivational speaker, said, “Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.”

5. Information Gathering:  Secure all relevant information needed in achieving your set goal.  “Every vision is at the mercy of information”, said David Oyedepo. Information is the vehicle with which you drive your vision that ultimately unleashes your potential.

6. Seek Support And Assistance: No man is an island, and neither can a tree make a forest. Seek out mentors who will help you nurture your potential in living it to the fullest. You cannot do it alone.  When someone is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.  If you have a vision in which only you can handle, then it must be a pretty small vision.  A great vision surpasses the visionary, and can only be attained through the support of others.

7. Plan, Plan, and Plan: There is a popular saying that goes: “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” If you don’t know where you are going, how will you know how to get there? The future doesn’t get better by HOPE even though it is important. The future gets better by PLANNING. Effective personal planning will help you to define and explore your goals and map out ways to turn them into reality. This is what keeps your hope alive.

8. Take Action on Your Plan: Your vision awaits your action. There is no delay on this stage. Taking action on your mapped out plans is a great mark on your self-leadership. A plan remains a plan until executed.  Life is a daring adventure, and it takes daring motivated people to move out and achieve great success.  The distance of the road to success becomes shorter as soon as you take the first step.  Take action now!

9. Envision Your Goals As A Reality: Your vision is your future.  It is your crystal clear mental picture of the future. Visualize vividly your goals as a reality. While taking action is the ultimate expression of self-leadership, visualizing the future we want to have–whether that is a matter of responding differently in your current circumstances or changing the circumstances themselves, is key for increasing our motivation for action. See yourself getting there!

10. Never Give Up: “What happens when you feel completely lost and dejected? Most of us turn around and retreat from our path. No matter what, don’t quit. Be strong, courageous, and determine to pursue your dreams to the end. History is never made by quitters, but victors who never give up. Let nothing stop you from achieving success.

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Karmen A. Booker is an Attorney, Business Consultant and Owner of Compu-Perfect Professional Services, a business consulting firm specializing in Business Entity Formation (Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and Nonprofit Corporations), Completing 501(c)(3) Federal Tax Exemption Applications, Grant Research and Writing services, and more.  CALL ATTORNEY BOOKER at (301) 408-1082.  Go to her website www.compuperfect.net

She is also the author of the “Biblical Entrepreneurship” and “Nonprofit Handbook”, that provides strategies and tips for your Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Organization.  This Handbook is a valuable resource for all Nonprofit Organizations who desire to use effective tools that will undoubtedly yield quality services for their target markets.  GET YOUR COPY TODAY by clicking on the respective Book Covers on her blogsite – http://www.kbooker.wordpress.com


Trademarks are Essential for Your Business

May 12, 2014

Establishing a strong brand is important to business success and a trademark can become one of your company’s most valuable assets.

If your company, however, has not taken the steps to ensure that its name and any other trademarks are available for use, it may be forced to stop using a mark or worse yet, change its name. This could be devastating to business, especially after much time and equity has been put into building a brand.

Additionally, once it is determined that these names and/or marks are available, protecting the brand is of equal importance. Many small businesses overlook these important steps in creating and securing their brand.
Your brand is your identity and an important part of your marketing strategy. Having a federally registered trademark increases your credibility in your market, and enables you to prevent others from using your mark or a mark similar to yours in a manner that could harm your business.

Some Benefits of Trademark Registration are:

• Federally registered trademarks are protected throughout the United States rather than in one state.

• Federal registration provides evidence that you own your trademark. If you ever sue someone for trademark infringement, this fact will save you a great deal of time and legal fees.

• As an owner of a federally registered trademark, you are entitled to “treble damages”, which means you can recover three times your actual damages from the trademark infringer.

• You may also be able to recover any profits that the defendant earned while infringing your trademark, as well as any attorneys fees you incur during litigation.

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The process of trademark and design registration doesn’t need to be expensive or confusing. Attorney Karmen A. Booker of Compu-Perfect Professional Services can complete the registration application on your behalf and is offering a 10% Discount until August 30, 2014. CALL (301) 408-1082.

Attorney Booker has been providing the following services for 18 years:

• Business formation (Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s) and Nonprofit Organizations)
• Contract Drafting and Reviewing
• Trademark Search and Registration
• Completion of the 501(c)(3) application for nonprofit organizations
• Grant Research and Writing
• Estate Planning

(Please view my website at http://www.compuperfect.net/ ).
Call me at (301) 408-1082 or email me at kbooker1000@yahoo.com so that I can help you “Move on the Road to Greater Business Success”.


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February 20, 2014

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  • Business formation (Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s) and Nonprofit Organizations)
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3 Components of Turning Your Passion into a Profitable Business

January 8, 2014

I’ve been in the business world for more than ten years now, and along the way I’ve noticed a couple of things about passionate individuals and profitable businesses.

First, they are usually very generous with their time, money, work, and connections.

Second, they understand the three components we’re about to talk about below.

What does it take to have your passion turn into a profitable work?

Well there are three components; I think you need to have your passion turn into profitable work.

#1: What is it you’re passionate about?

Certainly you’ve met people who have a clear passion. They can’t wait to get up in the morning and get started on their work. They are eager, enthusiastic, understand their purpose and are committed to living it out. That kind of passion comes from knowing what you were born to do. Come follow me around for a day or to – and then decide if I’m passionate about my work.

Passion helps you get more done is less time. It helps you make better decisions with less stress and indecision.

When you know your passion and have work that expresses that passion you become a magnet for others – people who are willing to hitch their wagon to your enthusiasm. You will become a lightning rod for not only your own efforts, but you will focus the talents and abilities of those around you – and your work will be magnified with little effort. People want to be connected to something big – something that will make a difference.

Working on your own without passion is exhausting. Your best efforts cannot stop the slow drain of energy and life. You don’t get the strength of those around you – you have a big leak in your own bucket.

A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. – John Maxwell

#2: What can you do with Excellence?

(Your Skills & Abilities) Yes, you must have the ability to do your job, but keep in mind that skill or ability alone will not necessarily lead to a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Many people have demonstrated the ability to do something well and yet are miserable in doing it day after day. By the time your 25 to 35, you probably have the ability to do 150 to 200 things. Skill areas could include marketing, budgeting, computer programming, serving customers, accounting, supervising, counsel, training, writing, organizing, designing, etc.

Be undeniably good. When people ask me how do you make it in show business or whatever, what I always tell them and nobody ever takes note of it ‘cause it’s not the answer they wanted to hear — what they want to hear is here’s how you get an agent, here’s how you write a script, here’s how you do this — but I always say, ‘Be so good they can’t ignore you.’ If somebody’s thinking, ‘How can I be really good?’, people are going to come to you. It’s much easier doing it that way than going to cocktail parties.” — Steve Martin

#3: What is your Economic Model? How are you going to make money?

It seems that every day I talk to or receive mail from someone who is starting another non-profit business or ministry and wants me to contribute money. And along with that, there is usually the implication that the non-profit has a higher calling and Godliness than any business that makes money could possibly have.

“Do you really think that just because an organization lists itself as non-profit that they are doing work that is more worthwhile than a regular for-profit one?”

No, what I see is that many people ignore the foundation for making any non-profit or ministry great and simply hope that others will fund their lack of business skills and inefficiency. Lacking clarity in any of those will cause you to fail. So how do non-profits bypass having a clear Economic Model?

No non-profit business or ministry should exist simply to exist. In a recent Fast Company article (Why Charities Should Die) Nancy Lublin said, “A non-profit exists to cure something, address an issue, or elevate the status of a group of people; if and when that’s achieved, we should be done.”

If the purpose has been accomplished, new methods have made it obsolete, no self-sustaining economic model is in place, or management is ineffective, any organization should cease to exist. Don’t expect to use guilt or pity as your method of funding your operation. Ethical capitalism is an honorable form of doing good in the world.

And no, being unemployed for a long period of time is probably not God’s way of telling you to start a non-profit. Prove you can make money in the real world and you can fund any good works you are drawn to.

When Rabbi Daniel Lapin is asked – “Does God want us to be rich?” He responds by saying “God wants us to be obsessively preoccupied with the needs of others.” And you know what he observes happening when that occurs – money shows up in multiple ways. In Thou Shall Prosper, Rabbi Lapin points out that money is a testament to your having served another human being. “Having money is not shameful; it is a certificate of good performance granted to by your grateful fellow citizens.”

Too many people shun the idea of making money as evil and believe good can be done only by nonprofits. Unfortunately many individuals who self-righteously bury themselves in nonprofit organizations spend 80 percent of their precious time begging for money in lieu of working on the cause about which they are passionate. Don’t get caught in the illusion that being needy is a necessary framework for helping the world. In fact, it will hamper your ability to do so. Money is like fire: it can burn you and leave you disfigured, or it can keep you warm and safe.

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn. – Miguel de Cervantes

Having these three components will make your passion more likely to succeed because most people are doomed before they start due to one fact: They ignore these crucial step in the process. So do what you have to do. Print it, pin it, but whatever you do … use it.

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