Entrepreneur Bootstrapping Business Idea – Develop a Resume Writing Company

The job market is worse than it has been in years. People that have maintained long-term employment for decades are now back in the job market and college grads need every chance they can get. By developing a resume writing company, you and your associates will take all the necessary information from your clients and create resumes that are directed at the jobs they are trying to get. Read on to find out more.

This is a business that requires a lot of presence on-line. You will need to do a lot of on-line advertising on career sites and social networking sites.  By developing an on-line presence, you will be able to operate this business from anywhere.

You will need to create a web site where the person will enter all of their personal information, job history, and all other relevant items related to their resume. The business can be very template driven, where you can change the look of the entire resume in just a few clicks. If you really want to get automated, you could have the resume created automatically fort the client with tons of templates, discussion boards, and suggestions for better results.

This type of business is very conducive to obtaining a monthly subscription, or possibly you charge for 6-month blocks with unlimited resume updates in that time. You will also need to have some sort of call center, or trouble-shooting system for people that have not yet received their resume.

You could expand this business into report writing and cover letter authoring. By creating all of these items in one place you can develop package pricing and a la carte as well. This is the type of business where you will need to track the success of the clients and use those with an excellent job, in a short time, as testimonials for the site.

Successful Home-Based Business Owners Develop a Marketing Plan

I’m always surprised by the people that fail to work with a business or marketing plan. The idea seems to be intimidating to many otherwise fearless entrepreneurs. The plan doesn’t have to be a long drawn-out process to be effective. You can take a few minutes and sketch out something quickly that helps you to formalize your goals, establish a budget and evaluate your expected returns on investment.

It will also serve as a roadmap to help you maintain consistent sales throughout the year. Savvy marketers often develop the entire project around a sales and marketing proposal in order to bring in joint venture partners.

There are many ways to develop a marketing plan. The approach taken here is a simple six step process. If you are really creative you can accomplish all six steps on the back of a napkin.

  1. State your purpose – Dr. Stephen R. Covey is famous for coining the phrase; “Begin with the and in mind.” This simply means to have an idea of what your results should look like before you begin your journey.
  2. Quantify the result – if you are selling glass figurines online, you should know how many units you’ll need to sell in order to make the kind of income that will make the project worthwhile. You must identify what success looks like even before you begin.
  3. Situational Analysis – this simply means you are acknowledging where you are in the process at the moment. You will also want to look back in the past to evaluate the decisions and actions that lead you to the present situation.
  4. Marketing Focus – take a close look at consumers to whom you wish to sell your services or products. Get a clear understanding of your ideal prospect; get to know and relate to the problems they face and recognize how your solutions can benefit them.
  5. Tactical – now we brainstorm to find the various methods to get our message to its intended target. Don’t be afraid to get wild, crazy and creative during brainstorming. There are often a few really good ideas hidden among the off-the-wall stuff. Write them all down and review them later.
  6. Budgets Analysis and Performance Milestones – I saved the bean counting for last because it is usually the part that entrepreneurs don’t like to do. Once you have roughed out your marketing plan of attack, you will want to create a budget for which to work your plan. You will also need to set realistic milestones to monitor your progress along the way.

In the end, a marketing plan is just a road map for your objectives. You can create a formal marketing plan with spreadsheets, graphs and even PowerPoint presentations. You might simply look at your worn out napkin one or twice a year. Whichever technique you choose will be perfect as long as you get it done. When it comes to marketing your business, you need to know where you’re going so that you know when you’ve arrived.

Motivation Case Study of an Enterprising Young Business Entrepreneur

John Smith had left school two years ago, and was already working as a trainee manager in a large supermarket chain. He could have gone to university, but developed a taste for the commercial world during his part time work, while still at school. He was fortunate to get a couple of relieving opportunities, while supermarket managers were on leave. That was all very well, but not the level he was aspiring to achieve. John Smith had left school two years ago, and was already working as a trainee manager in a large supermarket chain. He could have gone to university, but developed a taste for the commercial world during his part time work, while still at school. He was fortunate to get a couple of relieving opportunities, while supermarket managers were on leave. That was all very well, but not the level he was aspiring to achieve.

John had exceptional PR skills, and loved travelling and meeting new people, but just could not see enough creative potential in the supermarket field. His dream, or desired outcome in life, was to have a more creative role, important and challenging, but not too routine. He knew it was important to have a good track record, so he always tried his best at whatever duties he was given. In his mental plan, these were the stepping stones to his goal. Even though his dream may not materialise for months or years, it was essential to maintain that inspiration, by learning as much as he could. John was still doing management courses, which his employers provided, and he was always talking to sales reps, or anyone he could find with management experience.

One day a position was advertised with a large company that supplied over twelve hundred items to supermarkets. It was a kind of marketing manager and PR role combined. It required looking after visiting company personnel, both socially, and attracting their business.

John knew he would love this job, but it looked a bit out of reach, with his limited experience at the age of twenty one. He was excited though, because it fitted in perfectly with his mental image that he had stored. That was the detailed picture of his goal that he had clearly saved in his deep memory, and would recall frequently, to keep himself motivated.

Now it was time to do some profound lateral thinking, something which his father was good at ( me ). He knew of one chap he had met a couple of times, that once worked for the company that had placed this ad. John contacted him, and arranged a time to meet. This semi retired chap was very willing to chat and update John with what he thought he should know about the company, in the event of securing an interview.

Well, that did happen, John was one of forty applicants accepted for an interview, except that the other thirty nine all had university degrees. John’s enthusiasm, passion, and knowledge about the company must have impressed them – he got the job.

Top 10 Books For Any Successful Home Business Entrepreneur

We, like most other successful Network Marketer’s have become students of Personal Development. Without keeping on top of your mindset, conditioning your belief system and realizing that it can be done it is very difficult to be massively successful. In the continuing process of our success we have read many many books. Some have been around for a long time and are staples in every Networkers Library while others are relatively new and should be. We thought we would take a moment and share with you some of our favorite books. Each of these books has had a significant impact on us personally and our business as well.

So here we go with our top 10 reads ( it may be difficult to narrow it down to 10 ). These books are not in any order, just the 10 books we have enjoyed of late:

1. The Secret (Rhonda Byrne)

2. The Traveler’s Gift (Andy Andrews)

3. The Answer (John Assaraf and Murray Smith)

4. The Law of Attraction (Michael J. Losier)

5. Think and Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)

6. It’s Not About The Bike, My Journey Back to Life (Lance Armstrong)

7. Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude (Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone)

8. Think Big and Kick Ass (Donald Trump and Bill Zanker)

9. The Psychology of Winning (Dr. Denis Waitley)

10. The Action Sandwich (Alan Frew)

I feel the need to add one for good luck so here it is:

11. Shut Up, Stop Whining and Get a Life (Larry Winget)

As we prepare for our upcoming teleseminar on Overcoming Adversity, I thought I would take a moment and share a Quote that hits home with me — maybe you can use it or share it down the road:

“A certain amount of opposition is of great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with the wind” ~John Neal