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Recently I was asked the question, “What are the most important things in your life”?  I did not think long.

1. God is number one. ALWAYS. I awaken daily thankful for my life. I pray my life is pleasing in his eyes and I am doing the job He placed me here to do.

2. Family and friends play a major role in my life. I have 2 beautiful children that keep me on my toes. My family and friends keep me grounded. It is gratifying to know I have people in my corner supporting and loving me unconditionally. My Bestie makes me laugh, listens to my struggles and is an all-around Ride or Die Chick.

3. My Blackberry is a sick obsession. Is there counseling for Blackberry abuse? It sleeps beside me every night. Seriously! It has all 7 of my e-mail accounts, WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and much more. My Berry is helpful for my business and personal life. I graduated from sticky notes to my Blackberry memo pad and trust me, it is full.

4. My calculator is an item I did not realize I used so much. I use it for school. I have 2 Math classes this semester. Not happy about them! I would not make it without my trusty Texas Instrument Wal-Mart special. I keep my calculator in my bag. I use it weekly when I am going over bills. I also use it to make sure I stay within my household budget.

5. My dreams make me who I am. My dreams can only be accomplished with hard work. My dreams make me look toward the future. All I see is good times and success. FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION!

What is most important in your life?

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Your Business Plan

You have an idea. Now what? You need a business plan. Your business plan is your dream, idea, plan, product or service on paper. Not all business owners have them, but to be a success your vision should be in print. If you are looking for funding from a financial institution, a business plan is a must. The lender will need to know if concept is valuable and profitable. There is no standard content for a plan, however there are a few topics the plan should cover.

*Executive Summary–The basics. What is your vision?
*Company Summary–A detailed description of the company. Include a short history of your industry
*Business Description–What do you offer? What makes your idea stand out?
*Market Analysis-This is your market size, how the business will grow, your profits and more
*Strategy and Implementation-How will you make money with your product or service?
*Management Summary-Who are you? What is your background
*Financial Plan-Your budget and financial statements.

I know this seems like a lot, but the internet has an abundance of beneficial information. Sites such as http://www.score.org offer business plan templates for several business types in PDF, Word and Excel versions. Bookmark SCORE.org. SCORE offers free online and in-person advice to entrepreneurs.

A business plan takes time, but this is essential for your business even if you are not seeking financial help.

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
–Denis Watley

Persistence

Do not get discouraged if customers are not immediately attracted to your business.  If you believe in your dream keep pushing. Your attitude can be the difference in lack and abundance. Stay positive.  Network. You never know when you will come in contact with a potential sale or business partner. Advertise. People will never know about your business if you do not get your product or service out there. Do it all. Online, offline, word of mouth, business cards (never leave home without them)…In the end, persistence pays off.

Money grows on the tree of persistence

Reality

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As I sit here another night making my plan for world domination I wonder why I was not fortunate enough to be Donald Trump’s love child. I have worked for others since I was sixteen. I finally woke up and understood most employers will never pay you what you are truly worth. If your company does, stick with them and God bless you. Nineteen years later, I finally decide to start my own e-commerce business. I have hundreds of ideas in mind. Some nights I cannot sleep. I wake up at 2 a.m. and write. I write any and every idea I have dreamed or thought of. Time to start making my dreams a reality 



Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become reality 
  -Earl Nightingale

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