Starting a Biz? Launching a New Product?
Starting a new business and launching a new product are both exciting and scary ventures. Both of these involve a lot of time researching all one needs to do, as well as learning where and how to get it all done. A lot of time, money and patience will be your investment. When done correctly, it can be very rewarding. When done incorrectly, it can be very disappointing, costly and fruitless.
Our goal is to offer you some guidance to make it as hassle free and rewarding as possible. Because we work with so many people who are just launching new products, we gather a lot of information. We see the patterns of those who make it big, as well as the pattern of those who close their doors within the first two years of business. It is our hope that sharing this information with you will save you time, headache and money and help you to be the very best you can be, with the greatest success that one could imagine.
I would first like to say – Slow down! Do not be in a such a hurry. If you get into a hurry with something as important as the launch of a business or product, you will come to regret it. Slow down so it is done right and has the greatest impact and outcome possible. Take the time to carefully construct your business plan and then break it down into sets of achievable goals. Then stick to it. Do not leave a part out just to save some time or a little money. Carefully plan and carefully proceed and you will do well.
Be prepared for it to cost more than you expected. Work on lining up the funds you will need, either from your pocketbook, a grant or a loan. If it is not in your pocket then it may take a while to secure the funding, so get started on it and have it ready to go when you need it. Otherwise, you may find you get to the middle of your launch and you are out of funds and time is of the essence, so you miss out on a great opportunity. Planning ahead and being prepared are the best ways to save your sanity, your time and your business.
Networking with others is a great key to success. Never try to ‘do it alone’ … make the most of inquiring and investigating and socializing with others who have been there – done that. Learn as much as you can and be open to helpful criticism, as it may save your money and your business.
On the following pages, we have listed more great information along with links to websites that offer helpful opportunities, services, and resources for those in business; many of which are free. We hope you find these to be of help on the path to your new adventure! Here is to your GREAT success. It is our desire to help you find the resources and tools you need, to be successful. We will continue listing new products and services that we hear about as we go. If you know of a great one that has been of help to you, please drop us a note and share it so we may tell others about it too.