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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 12:21 pm on April 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , freelancer, , laid off, , , subcontract   

    Many laid-off workers have considered go… 

    Many laid-off workers have considered going into business for themselves. Many of them have already started. Since the job market is tight competitive and crowded, self- employment seems like the next best thing. Since you’ve been laid off into a recession, in the worst job market, you may be thinking self-employment seems like a good way out of unemployment. If you are headed in this direction, a good way to start is by becoming a freelancer or consultant in your field of work. Many self employed entrepreneurs started out this way & have been successful, then many haven’t.

    Before just diving right off into the self-employment circle:

    1. Put Some Fore Thought Into Starting & maintaining a business or just being a freelancer.
    2. Decide what your goals are, what your strategy is & how freelancing or owning a business will help you achieve them.
    3. Thinking about long-term & short-term goals from the start will keep you grounded and help you to determine how to move forward.
    4. When you have a clear understanding of your goals, ask yourself: “What are the specific skills, knowledge, money, resources, information, contacts & support that I need to make it happen?”

    There’s more to business than just putting a sign up and saying: “Hey world, look I’m in business!” There’s a lot that you need to look at and consider. Do not be discouraged, you can start a business or be a freelancer and be successful. It all depends on what you’re trying to do and what you’re great at doing.

    Sometimes starting a business is the best option for many laid-off workers and many of them should’ve started a long time ago. You have to stop and think about a lot of things when starting a business. You really need to take a good look at yourself, your life, do a self-assessment test to see if you have that entrepreneurial gene, entrepreneurial skills. Then if you do, think about how you’re going to get started and where will you get support from.

    You can always seek out consulting advice and for your business, outsource your office management support to help you get started. That could help you in starting a business become a lot easier. Well now….what’s next?

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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 11:32 pm on April 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Make improvements to your business by ma… 

    Make improvements to your business by managing risks. Risk is inevitable, avoiding risk impossible. Depending on the owner’s level of risk tolerance, a company may face more risk than security. You have to learn to manage or master the different stages of risk in your business. The risks that you should look out for and learn to manage is:

    1. management & team
    2. financial
    3. technology & production
    4. marketability & competition
    5. growth

    There are so many things that you can do to improve these areas. Take a look at your risks, how to manage them and your ability to to manage them to improve your business. Analyze your entrepreneurial capabilities. Analyzing that is a big part of your risk management. Learn how to manage your business money or seek help.

    A serious risk is relying too heavily on one person to take care of pertinent functions. Anyone can get hurt or lose their job. So learn to delegate & outsource to help reduce some risks in your business or projects. Make sure that you have insurance & backup for different aspects of your business. Addressing a few of the above issues can significantly reduce the level of risk in your small business.

     
  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 5:52 pm on April 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Just Delegate & Outsource To Your Virtual Business Assistant 

    Sometimes throughout the life of your business or projects you need extra helping hands. That’s when you have to learn how to delegate & outsource by utilizing the resources of others to benefit your business or projects. Remove non-critical work from your to-do-list & delegate it to an outside business resource like a Virtual Business Assistant. Many times delegating & outsourcing to a Virtual Business Assistant can benefit your business in many ways & become your resource in your time of need.

    When you delegate & outsource you are handing off  tasks or operations to someone else & entrusting them with different tasks, operations or powers to help you get the job done right. That’s where a virtual business assistant comes in handy; by becoming a trusted & reliable resource that you can delegate to.

    Make a list of your non-core business functions or tasks that need attention but could be better outsourced & handled by someone else. You can utilize outsourcing to help reduce your workload or offload your overflow work. If you don’t have time to do them, some things are a distraction, you need some things handled quickly or you need continuous business assistance then just delegate & outsource to your Virtual business assistant!

    A virtual business assistant can handle a variety of things for you or your team. But it all depends on your needs & the type of virtual assistant that you choose to partner with. Virtual Assistants work in many different industries & for different types of people. A virtual assistant can help you with office management, project management, document creation, marketing, strategy, articles, strategic planning, thesis, dissertations, websites, blogs, transcription, public relations, coaching, consulting etc, etc…

    Many have found that delegating & outsourcing to a virtual business assistant has become the solution for their business needs. Now go ahead, just delegate & outsource to your Virtual Business Assistant today!

     
    • Debt Relief 6:37 am on April 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

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    • Mark 6:35 pm on April 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’d like to offer some advice: when recruiting a virtual assistant, specify that they will need to know your native language as they will be making phone calls for you. This will ensure you are connected with a virtual assistant who has a superior understanding of your native language.

      • Clerical Business Solutions 12:59 am on May 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Mark,

        I agree completely, because communication IS ALWAYS KEY! Being able to communicate with your clients/ customers or on their behalf is very important & communication has a lot to do with language.~Clerical Business Solutions

  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 12:43 am on April 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , laser focus, priorities, , , time-management   

    Improving Your Business Focus Is Top Priority 

    Improving your business focus should be one of your top priorities. There are so many things that can be said about your business focus. Such as improving your focus in your productivity, sales, management, finances etc… You must have a vision. Having a vision can help to start your focus in the right direction.

    You should develop a strategy with ways on how to maintain your business focus. You can start out by improving your thinking. You must be good at thinking with a strategic purpose and create a visioning process. Focus, vision and strategy are required for success in daily life and business.

    Develop a vision-focused innovation strategy. Develop a laser focus & try to minimize a scattered focus. For developing a laser focused frame of mind; make a chart or list of all the things that you need to do, then prioritize them from most important and most urgent to least important and least urgent. If you have someone working with you, work on better collaboration.

    A scattered focus is when you’re all over the place trying to do a million things at once. That’s when you have no organization and little to no collaboration in your business. You might be getting some things done but not as much as you’d like. Sometimes it’s not an organized fashion.

    Don’t be tempted to merely focus on large business projects. Seek out smaller ventures that will help you to improve on your business.  The key is to have a big picture, but start small. Many times that’s where strategic planning & organizing comes in handy. Take things one step at a time. Develop a list or chart of an organized strategy about how to maintain things in your projects or business, how to improve on collaboration, management of your business or projects etc…. Keep your list or chart close to you so that you can refer to it to keep you focused.

    Improving on your working environment such as office organization, collaboration, office efficiency, management, paying attention to what needs to be handled first and foremost can improve your focus in your business or projects in many ways.

     
    • tips 8:57 am on April 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Very good article ! Thanks !

    • Frank @ Merchant Loans 6:28 pm on April 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      It’s so easy to get overwhelmed. I like your approach to concentrating on the smaller things which will hopefully result in a larger impact on your company.

      • Clerical Business Solutions 12:39 pm on April 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Frank,

        So many times many people in business want to just rush right into bigger & better things when they don’t concentrate on improving smaller aspects of business. Many times this can lead to being so overwhelmed with many things & you just lose sight of your main focus.

        ~Clerical Business Solutions
        Onshore outsourcing solutions provider in business office management
        helping you with subcontracting, overflow work, outsourcing from start-up through daily management.

  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 11:57 pm on April 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    The strategic planning process is future… 

    The strategic planning process is future oriented and consists of visioning, creating a mission statement, gap analysis, environmental scans, trend analysis, strategy development & benchmarking. By knowing this lets you know that strategic planning IS for the small business. Similar to larger corporations but on a smaller scale. Strategic planning helps to produce lots of ideas and written action steps. So get started on your strategic plan today!

     
  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 6:12 pm on April 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , customer satisfaction, , efficiency, , , , , quality,   

    A good quantity of success can be developed…. 

    A good quantity of success can be developed through TQM. TQM is top quality management, also known as customer satisfaction. It provides a high return on investments through improving efficiency & customer satisfaction. With the main focus being customer satisfaction.

    To develop success & benefit from TQM, through out your business or organization, all members should participate in process measurement and controls, improving processes, products, services and the culture in which they work as a means of continuous improvement.

    TQM is about focusing all functions and levels of an organization on quality and continuous improvement. Continuous is the key word here. The main focus of TQM is about meeting or exceeding customer requirements.

     
    • BarExasteteek 2:16 pm on April 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hello!

      I am just getting started on EBAY and I am finding out that it is harder and more complicated than I thought – do you have any helpful hints that might help me in the future?

      • Clerical Business Solutions 1:08 am on April 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Bar,

        Starting and maintaining a business can be hard in general and that’s one of the many reasons that many entrepreneurs outsource some their business or project operations. But there is a lot that can be said about starting and maintaining an ebay business. Just like any other business, starting a business is one thing but maintaining it is another.

        Maintaining it is the key and you have to be passionate about maintaining a business. You can start out by drafting up a strategic plan and a business plan. Think about the products that you want to offer. Will you have variety of them or not? Will you be a discount merchant? etc…

        Before you just dive into this business, think long and hard about your strategy to develop this business. When developing your strategy to build and operate your business, think about your combination of sales volumes and profit margins. Think about how your sales volumes & profit margins will support your operations and still give you a profit.

        If you are sure that starting an ebay business is right for you then lay out a sound business plan and get registered as an ebay seller. As I’ve stated, there’s more that can be said about starting an ebay business but I hope this helps. Remember that you always need a strategy and plan in business.

        ~Clerical Business Solutions:
        Virtual Business Assistant, Office Management Specialist &
        Strategic Plan Writer

  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 5:36 pm on April 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Business Start-up, , , , franchise, maintain, , , ,   

    Put Some Fore-Thought Into Starting & Maintaining A Business 

    There’s a lot to starting and maintaining a business. Now you have some pre-thinking & preplanning to do. If it is a business that’s worth pursuing, then it’s going to take everything that you got (as far as energy, some money & time goes) mixed with a lot of innovation, motivation, planning, skills & support. The most important part is research and planning. Yes, it is true that at the beginning you might have setbacks & some failures but initial mistakes are not always fatal. Depending on your situation, sometimes you can recoup.

    To get things back in order & continue with the start-up phase might take  support, extra skill, discipline and hard work. Before just diving right into a new business venture or an additional one, do some preplanning, exploration and evaluation of your business & personal goals. Your preplanned research information can help you to build a comprehensive, well thought-out business plan that will help you reach these goals. A well developed business plan & strategic plan will force you to think through issues that you may not have considered before. It can also save you lots of time, money, setbacks & heartaches.

    Remember when starting out in business do a little strategic thinking, strategic planning, setting up a general business plan & a strategic plan. A strategic plan should not be confused with a business plan.

    A strategic plan is a shorter document defining how you’re going to manage the business that you already have, your business strategy, direction, marketing, decisions, capital, people, S.W.O.T analysis etc… on allocating resources to pursue this strategy.

    A business plan is a more substantial and detailed document about the business that you want to start, how to start it, goals, info on the team or business reaching these goals, why you can achieve these goals and the plan for reaching those goals.

    Your plans will become valuable tools & provide milestones to gauge your success as you embark upon your business adventures.

    ~~For Support With Your Strategic Or Business Planning and Office Management Support contact:

    Clerical Business Solutions: clericalbusinesssolutions@gmail.com

    Clerical Business Solutions (CBS) is a Virtual Business Assistance Company & Office Management Specialist, Providing assistance in overflow work, subcontracting, outsourcing of business office management /support & document creation.

     
  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 3:05 pm on April 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , overcome, , , , ,   

    Be Entrepreneurial. Look for opportuniti… 

    Be Entrepreneurial. Look for opportunities everywhere and pursue them quickly.Be persistent, develop strategies to overcome obstacles, solve problems creatively. Create an inspiring vision. Focus on your core competences and competitive advantage. Challenge assumptions, ask “Why?” and “What If?” questions.

     
  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 2:19 pm on April 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Who’s gonna get the credit?..In dealing with teams, it may seem like one person or a select few are always getting the credit for many or several projects. Managers should investigate who’s really responsible and establish cultural norms around taking & giving credit in the workplace. Setting a precedent can prevent tough situations, as your team members understand what’s expected of them.

     
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