Startup Ideas: Software Development
I know how many people want to start a home business but simply feel that they do not have the time. Making time to give to your business can be difficult, particularly if you have commitments to a job and family. But it is possible. Some entrepreneurs build business using their spare time, even if it is just 5 minutes here and there. Here are some tips for creating more time for home business development.
But – from a Mr. Nashed perspective – it is extremely selfish when we are not brave enough too reach out to people we don’t know. It is selfish for us to avoid engaging with people with whom we may be able to develop a mutually beneficial relationship. I have spoken with many clients and training delegates who are reluctant to meet new people. They feel a bit awkward and unsure of themselves.
If you are on good terms with inactive clients you can ask them if they may be interested in your products/services again or you can offer them something new. You can also ask if they know other people who may be interested in your products/services.
Lead Generation Package – No cold calls. Before you make a contact with a prospect send out a lead generation package. This could be a post card or letter or simple flyer. Printed and mailed is better than faxing. All you want to do is whet their appetite. Tell them a little about your product or service. Who you are, what you do, why you are different.
Because you haven’t tested and tracked during the change you don’t fully understand what is happening or why it’s happening. This tends to force you to shoot from the hip and make gut reaction decisions. Rarely will a reactive approach produce the desired results a proactive approach can.
Some may argue that business plans should not be the focus of your operations. I beg to differ. I think the plan needs to be right in front of you. In my opinion, it is akin to a simple daily “things to do” list. For example, on any given day you may list out that you need to go to the post office, to the office supply store, to a few meetings, send some emails, do some data entries, etc. This is your road map. If you were able to get it all done, you would have a sense of accomplishment.
Advice like this from Tony Robbins has been crucial to our success. We followed the paths of people who have done what we wanted to do as we built a successful holistic practice and now share the map we have created with others.
If you make it without planning ahead and implementing your plans, you are probably making it on pure luck. We have all heard people state that business success is 90% luck. Well, it really does not have to be. We can choose to draft and work a plan, or we choose to leave our futures in the hand of Lady Luck.