Are you considering starting a Non profit organization? if yes, you'll find this free book to be extremely helpful.
This is a practical guide that will walk you step by step through all the essentials of starting your business. The book is packed with guides, worksheets and checklists. These strategies are absolutely crucial to your business' success yet are simple and easy to apply.
The Single Most Important Ingredient for Business Success
The first and most important thing you need to acquire in order to succeed in a small business is... knowledge.
Sounds exaggerated? Listen to this...
According to research conducted by Dun & Bradstreet, 90% of all small business failures can be traced to poor management resulting from lack of knowledge.
This is backed up by my own personal observations. In my 31 years as a business coach and consultant to small businesses, I've seen practically dozens of small business owners go under and lose their businesses -- not because they weren't talented or smart enough -- but because they were trying to re-invent the wheel rather than rely on proven, tested methods that work.
Conclusion: if you are really serious about succeeding in a business... If you want to avoid the common traps and mistakes... it is absolutely imperative that you acquire the right knowledge.
"Why Invent Mediocrity, When You Can Copy Genius?"
That's an excellent quote I picked up from a fellow business owner a few years back. What this means is that you should see what is working and try to duplicate Printing Business. Why go through all the trouble of inventing something new, that you don't even know will ever work, when you can easily learn from and duplicate something that has been a proven success?
[ Note: One of the BIGGEST mistakes almost all new businesses make is that they WASTE tons of valuable time, energy and money on trying to create something "new", that has never been tested or proven... only to find out later that it was a total loss. Don't make the same mistake! ]
Hi! My name is Meir. I'm the founder and president of BizMove.com, a successful internet based information business. I'm also the author of numerous books, mostly in the area of small business management.
I've been involved in small business for the past 31 years of my life, as a business coach, manager of a consulting firm, a seminar leader and as the owner of five successful businesses.
During my career as a business coach and consultant I've helped dozens of business owners start their businesses, market, expand, get out of troubles, sell their businesses and do practically every other small business activity you can think of.
You see, I have been there .... done it ... and bought the Small Business t-shirt! -- This free book contains techniques and strategies I've learned during my 31 year small business career.
Here's what you'll discover in the 'How to Start a Printing Business' book:
How to determine the feasibility of your business idea - a complete fill in the blanks template system that will help you predict problems before they happen and keep you from losing your shirt on dog business ideas.
A detailed manual that will walk you step by step through all the essential phases of starting your business
A complete business plan template. This fill-in-the-blanks template includes every section of your business plan, including Executive Summary, Objectives, SWOT Analysis, Marketing Analysis and Strategy, Operations Plan, Financial Projections and more (a similar template is sold elsewhere for $69.95).
All this and much much more.
Success Tip: Setting Goals
Good management is the key to success and good management starts with setting goals. Set goals for yourself for the accomplishment of the many tasks necessary in starting and managing your business successfully. Be specific. Write down the goals in measurable terms of performance. Break major goals down into sub-goals, showing what you expect to achieve in the next two to three months, the next six months, the next year, and the next five years. Beside each goal and sub-goal place a specific date showing when it is to be achieved.
Plan the action you must take to attain the goals. While the effort required to reach each sub-goal should be great enough to challenge you, it should not be so great or unreasonable as to discourage you. Do not plan to reach too many goals all at one time.
Establish priorities. Plan in advance how to measure results so you can know exactly how well you are doing. This is what is meant by "measurable" goals. If you can’t keep score as you go along you are likely to lose motivation. Re-work your plan of action to allow for obstacles which may stand in your way. Try to foresee obstacles and plan ways to avert or minimize them.
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Here's a Sample 'Executive Summary' for a Nonprofit Business plan:
The purpose of this Business Plan is to:
[Company Name] is a 501 (c)3 organization located in Wayne County, MI. The Organization was established in 2006 by its Founder/Executive Director [Name], who has 30 years of non-profit development and consulting experience. The Organization offers several social services to members of its community and plans to expand by providing food and clothing to low income and homeless members of Highland Park, Michigan. Beyond providing food and clothing to the needy members of Highland Park, MI; the Organization also plans to provide career services to the needy families in the area to help them acquire new life skills and ultimately gain employment. These services will include job training, referrals and job placement assistance; as well as educational services that will include self-improvement courses and GED training.
[Company Name] also plans on improving the quality of life in Highland Park, Michigan by repairing dilapidated dwellings and converting them into housing for low income persons, battered women, abused children and the elderly. Moreover the Organization plans on expanding this housing program to include the construction of new low-income dwellings. It will also use those construction projects as a tool to employ individuals who attend its educational programs or utilize its career services. The Organization hopes to fund these programs through grants and other donated revenue.
[Company Name]'s target market strategy is based on becoming a destination for people in the Highland Park, MI area in need of the Organization's family, health, educational and career social services. The Organization will also rely on the support of businesses and residents in the community to help with funding and donations so that [Company Name] can continue to impact its community. The people that seek the Organization's assistance desire quality services, and it's [Company Name]'s duty to deliver on their expectations.
In addition to diligently following this Business Plan to maintain the safeguards for successful business operations and achieve the financial projections herein, the current financial plan of [Company Name] includes obtaining funding through one of many financing programs in the amount of $5,000,000. The Organization hopes to secure the requested funds sometime in the third or fourth quarter of 2011. It will use the funding to cover expansion; cover research and development; purchase property; build youth sports; provide well-needed services for women, men and youth; as well as to cover the salary expenses and operation capital. The Organization's funding forecast is projected to increase during the next three years, from $74,140 to $125,111.
The major focus for grant funding is as follows:
1. The Organization is an African-American owned minority business
2. It will provide youth sports; food, medical, clothing services; as well as educational services and career training skills
3. It will sponsor programs that will improve the Highland Park, MI area
4. Hire employees; the Organization will look to hire veterans, minorities and the unemployed.
The mission of [Company Name] is to improve the quality of life in the Highland Park, MI area by providing business, medical, educational, and social services to people in need as well as provide opportunities for career building and training.
“Nothing Less Than Tranquility”
[Company Name] is a Non-Profit organization located in Highland Park, MI. The Organization provides several social services to members within its community and plans to expand by providing food and clothing to low income and homeless members of Highland Park, Michigan. Distributing food and clothing furthers its goal of supporting the charitable objectives of Peace Fellowship Church. Beyond providing food and clothing to the needy of Highland Park, Michigan, the Organization plans to provide career services to the needy families in the area to help them acquire new life skills and ultimately gain employment. These services will include job training, referrals and job placement assistance and would be closely linked to its educational services. [Company Name] educational services will include self-improvement courses and GED training. All of the Organization’s services and programs will be funded by grants and other donated revenue, and each program furthers the goal of supporting the educational objective of Peace Fellowship Church.
[Company Name] also plans on improving the quality of life in Highland Park, Michigan by repairing dilapidated dwellings and converting them into housing for low income persons, battered women, abused children and the elderly. Moreover Shalom plans on expanding this housing program to include the construction of new low-income dwellings. Shalom will also use those construction projects as a tool to employ individuals who attend its educational programs or utilize its career services.
[Company Name] is a 501(c)3 organization located in Wayne County, MI. The Organization was established in 2006. The Founder and Executive Director of [Company Name] is [Name], who has 100% ownership of the Organization.
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