Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business that Works
"Melinda Emerson...will inspire you to pursue your own entrepreneurial vision."
Whether you're newly unemployed, sick of office life and longing for a change, or just want to finally turn your business idea into reality, you can follow your dream and make your passion your profession. Drawing on her experience as founder of an award-winning production company, Melinda F. Emerson shows you how in this practical month-by-month guide to getting your business off the ground.
Inside, you'll find the timetable and steps you need to take to become a successful CEO of your own venture, including:
Month 1: Meet with potential venture capitalists
Next year at this time, you could be calling the shots at your dream job. You supply the energy, an idea, and elbow grease—and this book will supply the plan.
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Why Does it Take Twelve Months?
Get Your Life Plan together
Your Financial Plan
Think Like A Business Owner
Create Your Business Model
Line Up a Lawyer and an Accountant
Cultivate the Market
Setting Up Shop
Build Your Team
Set Up Customer Service Systems
Taking Stock of Things Is Everything in Place?
Launching Your Business
Handling Cash and Your Bank
Niche to Get Rich
Marketing 101 Eyeing Whos Buying
Every Business Needs a Plan
Get Your Financing together
Brand Your Business
Set Up Your Online Strategy
Build Your Online Marketing