Archive for July, 2010
I’m writing this post as we at the WBC are sorting out annual projections, setting up budgets, and scheduling the coming year of programming. Our year starts in September, so in the quiet summer months, we have some time to collect ourselves and get our stuff together.
Yes, this is a post about organization.
I had a conversation with a woman today looking to start a business. We get a few of these calls a day. Daunted, they ask “What do I need to do?” “What are my first steps?” “How can I get funding?”
Well, first, we say, you need to get everything in order. Your market research, your business plan, your financial projections. And we have counselors who can help you with that. If there is one endeavor in your life that you need to be incredibly well-prepared for (apart from having a baby or getting married, maybe), it is entering into a business venture.
But this is only the beginning. Good organization is essential at all levels of business. A business runs like a well-oiled machine if you scrupulously track your book-keeping, update and maintain a robust client database, and if you can properly account for your time as an owner/manager/sole proprietor/independent contractor/CEO.
So for those both in and out of business, we want to share with you the organization tools that we love…
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