Build an Internet Business Plan for Success

If you are going to build an Internet business, then you’re going to need to treat it like a business from the beginning. Many people will tell you that you should do what you enjoy and the money will follow. This may be true to a certain extent but you can not expect just to sit around following your hobby and to make enough to be able to work at it full time. If you are going to go into business for yourself, whether it be on the Internet or if you’re opening a brick-and-mortar store, you are going to have to start off with a business plan.

Writing out an Internet business plan will not only help you to identify any potential falls in your Internet businesses future, it will also help you to focus squarely on the task at hand. Most people start out with their Internet business just working a few hours a day and perhaps on the weekends. It is a rare occasion when somebody is able to quit their full-time job and start an Internet business at the same time. It takes several months to a year or more for most people to build up the type of capital in their online business that is necessary for them to do it full time. During the time when you are waiting to be able to go into your Internet business full time, you will have to stick to a very rigid schedule in order to be able to advance.

You are going to have to identify the type of business that you’re going to be in. Some people sell physical goods on the Internet and do quite well, while others create and sell information products. You may decide that you are going to only go in as an affiliate and sell other people’s products. Whatever you decide is going to be the backbone of your Internet business should be clearly defined in your business plan. You should set out the goals and a time schedule to achieve those goals. The things that you hope to achieve could be website development, marketing tactics, list building and ongoing marketing to potential clients. Not one of these achievements is more important than the other but they must come in a logical order in order for you to receive the most benefit.

It is also a good to have such things as a budget and clearly define any ongoing expenses that the business may incur. Having these things written down in advance will help you to know the pace that you need to reach the goals in order to maintain your business. Your Internet business should start out with as low of a budget as possible and build over time as it is able to afford itself. Having an Internet business plan in place before you begin will help you to stay focused for the long-term. The more you are able to stick to a schedule the sooner you will be able to quit your job to jump in to your Internet business full time.

The Key to Business Success – Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

Are you making the grave mistake by not treating your online business as seriously as you would treat an offline business? Even if you have an online business, you must make it a point to check your results at the month’s end and plan ahead for the next month. Planning and setting a goal at the end of each month and incorporating it from the beginning of each every month is very essential.

While planning, read your mind properly. Figure out what do you want and accordingly chalk out your plan. Include all the activities that are necessary for you to carry out in order to reach to your goal.

If you’re really serious about your business and want to take it to the next level, you must consider to set a goal each month. Record the performance of your business in the previous months as well. What you can do is, take your tracking sheets, date calendar and scheduler to the nearest cafe and analyze your business success and then accordingly set your goals.

While analyzing your business accomplishments, try to figure out what went wrong earlier or how could you have done a certain thing which would have given you a better output. Based on your proper analysis, your chalk out your business plan for the next month. Let me give you an example here: Say, you know that if you give 3 presentations, then you can make at least 1 sale and you aim to close one sale or enroll a new person every week, now do the math, 3 calls a week for 1 month (4 weeks) therefore, you will have to do at least twelve presentation in a month, at the rate of 3 presentations per week.

Based on your calculations and track record, if you need to give telephonic presentation to three people at least, then for attaining your aim of reaching to three people for giving presentations, you will need to speak to at least nine people.

In order to make your plan of telephonic presentation more effective and organized, do plan the date and time of making the calls in advance. What you can do is refer to your database and write down the names of those people who you intend to call during the week.

So first plan your work and work towards to sticking to your plan and executing it. With proper planning, you can indeed take your business a step ahead. Consider your past month’s experience and result and keeping them in mind move ahead and sketch your next month’s to do list. Be more innovative and work towards improving yourself. Keep yourself updated about the ongoings in your niche and develop new ways. However, organize yourself properly and put your ideas in to practice in a steady manner. That’s the key to success in any business.

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Writing a Business Plan for Success in Business and for Funding

Writing a business plan to help you direct and manage your company is a key part of starting you new company that will help lead you and your company to success. Creating a “living and breathing” business plan makes that success even easier to reach. Many people feel that the sole purpose of a business plan is to get funding, and write a plan that is targeted to that audience. This plan should be considered a piece of you Fund quest documentation, but should not necessarily be edited to meet each funding source.

What is a living and breathing business plan? It is a short document that outlines your company, its product or products, and the development stages of that/those product(s), competition, market or industry, marketing strategies, sales strategies, including key clients you want to target, and your financial needs and goals. As your products advance in development, as the marketing strategies shift and change due to success or failures in marketing, as you acquire those clients you were targeting or you change your target clients, as you acquire funding or revenue streams, your plan gets updated to reflect the next steps.

Many people dread the “writing of the plan” process. It doesn’t have to be that hard. You already have an idea that you have pretty firmly in your mind, or you wouldn’t be creating a company.

Write a short paragraph that summarizes that idea. From there, write a paragraph or two on each product that you plan on building. Just describe the product, not how to create it. Next look at the market, write a couple (two or three) paragraphs on the market, including the market value, and the ups and downs in the market. Next you need to show yourself the value proposition in your company over the market and who the competition is. Now you are going to want to know how you are going to sell your product(s) and what that cost is going to be and how much you are going to sell it for, in two to three paragraphs. You should by now have an idea of how you are going to market your product, and write those ideas out in a couple of paragraphs, not too much detail yet. At this point you have a good idea of what your staffing needs are going to be in the near term, three to five years at the high end, next year or two at the near end, so write it out in a paragraph or two. To run a valid company, you need three people, a Business Manager, a Financial Manager, and a Product Manager. (These can be one person, two people, or three people, and I recommend that it be at least two people, Business/Product Manager in one, and a Financial Manager. You want the checks and balances of having two people monitoring the money.) Write up a paragraph on each of these key people, describing their qualities and abilities. If you are going to have Executive level people managing sales, marketing, etc, you would want to put in a paragraph on these people as well.

Guess what, you just wrote your Executive Summary of your total Business Plan!! In total, it probably came out to three or five pages of copy! You are almost done!! (Ok, you have some work ahead of you, but you have the outline in place for the rest of the work.) Again, these pages should only summarize where you are going with your company over the next three to five years. This is a document in and of itself that you will be using in your initial presentations, as a PART of your presentation, for going for outside funding.

Now, within this document, go to a new page and copy the WHOLE THING back into the document. From here you now start getting into more detail.

For each product you have, you need a page or two mapping, assuming a new company and new products, the development of the product, what the product is and how it works, etc. Go into more detail on the market, who the competition is, and how your company differs from these folks. In expanding on your sales review you will need to post your first three to five target clients you want to land. Give details such as who to contact, how they buy your type of product, etc. THIS SECTION NEEDS TO BE UPDATED, as does every section, AS YOUR CLIENTS ARE ACQUIRED OR DROPPED! Get into more detail on the kind of people you need to hire, especially in key positions, time lines, cost, etc.. Give full profiles of your Key Executives.

You now have 95% of your full business plan in place. The next thing to do is create your financial data sheets that outline your first two years expenses and income by month, the next two years by quarter, and the fifth year by year. Again, these are approximates. If your company has been around for any length of time, with expenses or revenue, you need to put in historical data, in front of “future” pages, as well to keep you up to date in your plan of how you are going historically as well as in the future.

You have now created a document that you can keep an eye on your company and direction from, and that you can present to funding sources as an outline of how you are going to spend their money once they hand the money over to you. But the key is to keep this document current. It isn’t so big so keeping it up to date shouldn’t be the hassle that many of the current tombs out there are, and it keeps you on track!! If you change tracks, change the plan!