Tag Archives | Starting a Business

Business Plan, Redux

Remember, the Business Plan?  Well, today I saw an interesting article on starting a business, in the New York Times online Small Business section.  No surprise, the author, Tom Taulli, recommends writing a business plan as Step 1.  He includes links for many helpful resources and even goes into some detail about the different forms […]

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Choosing a Business Name

Shakespeare wrote: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” While this may be true for Romeo and Juliet, not always so in business!  A business name is very important.  It needs to be easy to pronounce, it must flow, it must be memorable and […]

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Sad Story Happy Ending

Back in one of the early posts on my blog, I outlined the reasons why I decided to put together a Business Plan.  Here it is again.  $2,000.  Yes, I put my Business Plan together as one of the requirements for a grant application.  The grant was being given by one of my women’s business […]

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The Business Plan – Executive Summary

Remember back when we first started the Business Plan?  After the cover page and index, the next section was the Executive Summary.  At the time, I said don’t worry about the Executive Summary – that section goes in last. Well, here we are!  The rest of our Business Plan is complete and we need to […]

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The Business Plan – Management

This section describes the company structure, key management team members, their function and strengths. My company will have a jewelry designer, a jewelry fabricator, a customer service representative, a marketing specialist, a financial executive, an office manager and a salesperson. All of them will be me.  Why do I think I can handle all this?  […]

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Launching a Business

Welcome to my blog!  I am a jewelry designer.  Ultimately, this blog will be attached to a beautiful web site, showcasing my finely crafted jewelry. However, there is a lot of “behind the scenes” work that needs to take place prior to that.  I thought it might be interesting and useful to others to learn […]

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