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Career Skills - for Jobs Outside of the Home

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Business Plan Pitfalls

If you're an entrepreneur at heart and thinking about starting a new company, here's a web site for you to check out. gives help in writing business plans.

Here are some of the pitfalls they advise you avoid in your plan:

  • Detail how you will handle competition. Even if yours is the first company of its kind in the area, you have to be prepared to handle copycat businesses.

  • Don't focus too much on the future. Describe milestones and accomplishments the business has already achieved or things you have accomplished that are related.

  • Make realistic financial projections.

  • Do you need some real help getting your business on the internet and getting it noticed?

    Without it costing you an arm and a leg?

    Check out Internet Marketing Mentoring.

    You'll receive a real live experienced internet marketing coach phoning you once a week for either 6, 12 or 24 one-half hour sessions, teaching you the ins-and-outs of getting your business noticed on the net.

    And it's all for a LOT LESS than you'd expect to pay for such expertise.

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