Home business online is an important niche for a growing number of entrepreneurs that are striking out to test their business savvy and earn a living from home (or wherever they access the Internet.)
Many come to the Internet without previous small business experience.
They have a business idea, or not; but certainly a business dream that they can carve out a living for themselves by applying their knowledge, experience, passion, or interest to a web site and one or more products or services that other people will buy.
I’m guessing you are among this group of modern-day pioneers!
If so, you’ve come to the right place to learn about solo business and how to become a profitable business owner on the Internet.
May I first give you a piece of advice; hopefully it will sink in quickly and you will ponder the implications of this short suggestion.
Always keep foremost in your mind: YOU ARE THE BUSINESS!
“You are the business” – what does that mean?
This pursuit of solo business and entrepreneurship can be extremely exciting, challenging, intense, satisfying and yet discouraging, and especially profitable.
I can tell you from personal experience, and a working career in small business development, that you can create a nice small business, run it from home, and profit directly from your effort . . . if you do it right.
I don’t care who you are, where you live, your age, gender, or race. In fact, the personal skills that will serve you best are your ability to “do” things, to solve problems that invariably surface, to apply persistence, and give attention to many little details.
A healthy dose of creativity and knowing how to follow directions will help too.
You can be successful if you learn and follow the time-proven principles of sound small business development and position your company so that your prospects and customers are anxious to buy what you have to offer.
But before we begin the journey together, I should introduce myself. I have done this before, but obviously there are new viewers coming to the blog all the time . . . so I’ll just give you a very brief snapshot of this blogger.
My name is Steve Browne and I live in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
I am married, have four adult children, own multiple web sites, and currently am retired as a past Director of Economic Development in my region of central Utah with a resident population of over 600,000.
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from BYU in Provo, Utah.
I am also retired from sitting on a number of public and professional boards and have several accreditations and industry designations to my name, but will forego the list because it’s not important right now.
For many years I have worked daily in community and economic development and job creation – most of it focused on small business development, growth, and expansion as the main driver of our local economy.
We have a mix of large and small businesses, but most of my effort is with small business – and I’ve seen, worked with, and analyzed, first hand, the good, the bad, and yes, the ugly!
Let me personally welcome you to my blog about creating and running a small online business!
Here’s my view of this blog and its purpose:
The mission: To help you create and manage a profitable solo Internet business.
What’s in this blog: Strategies, instructions, tips, online resources, and guidance you can freely use to set up and operate your own successful online business.
Your challenge: If you want to be successful in such a business, you will need to be dedicated and persistent in learning what this business is all about, how it works, and then you must translate your learning into “doing” and executing what you’ve learned. I will help you.
I will be here daily, except Sundays – my day of rest. Why don’t you make it yours as well?
I am hopeful that you will participate in the blog process by visiting daily and posting your comments, questions, ideas, and opinions often.
I don’t have all the answers, but I’m confident that together we can find what we need.
I would ask that you post in an amicable way, keeping your comments brief, friendly, and (especially) focused on the subject of the post or something closely related.
Opposing thoughts and ideas are always welcomed. Vulgarity, personal attacks, spam, and time-wasters are not.
I am committed to listening as much as posting.
A word about posting comments: please don’t post fluff or links hoping that it will help you to sell more or receive increased SEO rankings. I moderate all posting because the volume of spam for this and most every other blog is overwhelming.
Let me end with a short quote from Wayne Gretzke, the great hockey scoring machine, that I hope will help to motivate you in becoming a new business owner. Here it is:
“100% of the shots you don’t take – don’t go in.”
You can do this. Let’s get going . . .
To your online business success,