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February 10, 2016

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).

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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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December 21, 2013

The business world is constantly moving faster and becoming more competitive as time goes on.   Having a Business Consultant is no longer a luxury, but  a necessity.

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* A Business Consultant will identify problem areas and help you design solutions that will correct or eliminate these problem areas.

* A Business Consultant will help the business owner have more time to devote to other business aspects such as product development and employee training, which will in turn help alleviate some of the stress of day-to-day business activities and procedures.

* A Business Consultant will listen.

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6 Principles of Successful Business Networking

January 9, 2011

When you learn how to network more effectively, you will gain a new appreciation for networking and realize it can enhance your personal and professional life.  Use the following five networking tips to ensure your networking experience and success.

1.  Set Goals

Before you attend a networking event, set goals. Ask yourself the following questions: Who do I want to meet? How many people do I want to meet? Why do I want to meet these people? Where will I meet these people?

2.  Always Carry Business Cards with You at All Times

You never know who you may run into who can benefit from your business.  Be sure to put your business cars where they are easily accessible, such as your wallet or purse.

3. Take Good Notes

When you meet people and collect their business cards, make sure to take notes on the back of their business cards.

This information help you build your relationships with people. You should transfer this information to a database, so that you can continue to add future notes and readily access this information for future use.

4.  Offer to Help Others

When you talk to people, pay special attention to their personal and business needs, and you will know how you can help them.  Also, offer to help others.

You can help others by sharing are to share resources, making introductions, and providing consulting services. By extending yourself to others, you will build a reputation as a doer rather than a taker.

5. Follow Up

After you meet people, it’s crucial to follow up with people that you meet through networking within 2 – 3 days after your initial meeting. If you don’t follow up, you won’t be able to build relationships and your network.

If you don’t follow through, you won’t be taken seriously and your networking efforts will not be very effective. You’ll also create a bad reputation.

6. Build Relationships

Continue to build your relationship with people after you meet them at networking events.  If you don’t foster relationships, your networking will be ineffective. won’t be very valuable and attentive to your needs.

A great way to be in constant communication with people is to create an e-mail newsletter. Tailor the newsletter to a general interest so everyone can benefit from it. You can include business articles and events.

In addition, when you come across articles or other resources that could benefit individual people, send these items to them. Your contacts will appreciate your thoughtfulness and they will remember you.

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4 Mistakes in Setting Goals

January 3, 2011

Mistake # 1 – The goal is not clear. For example, how many people have a goal of making $100,000?  So, what will you do to make $100,000?

Solution: When setting goals, be sure to clearly define exactly what that goal means to you.

Mistake # 2 – The goal is too big. When people set goals that are too big, they are setting themselves up to fail because it is unrealistic

Solution: Make sure that you know how you are going to achieve your goals.

Mistake # 3 – The goal doesn’t have benchmarks. If your goal is to write a business plan in 3 days, you may get discouraged and quit after the 2nd day. Many goals are left along the roadside because people haven’t set realistic benchmarks.

Solution: In the example above people don’t normally write a business plan in 3 days.  It takes weeks of research and writing.  Therefore, set intermediate goals for yourself, such as completing the vision and target market sections of the business plan in one week, and have victory celebrations when you meet each one.

Mistake # 4 – The goal isn’t connected to what’s really important to you.   Many times people set goals to conform to another person’s definition of success? Unless the goal is really important to you, it is very easy to give up when it gets tough to achieve it.

Solution: Whenever you set a goal, ask yourself why it is important to you.  Some people want to achieve wealth to please other people. But it is so important to connect goal to the passion is because without passion it is so easy to “throw in the towel”.

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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. View her website at www.compuperfect.net

She is also the author of “Business Tips” Report where you will discover tips that will put you on the Road to Business Success, Tips for creating and implementing a marketing plan, and more. This report and other books she has authored are available for online purchase at www.kbooker.wordpress.com by clicking on the respective report and book covers on the right sidebar of this blog site.