By Ken Larson
“Don’t let technology make a monkey out of you and your idea as well as raid your treasury before you launch. Define your business vehicle and its journey first. Then pick the right technology tools to make a successful trip.”
“Test your idea:
1. Do you have a product or service niche in mind?
2. Do you believe you have a market for 1 above and the means to reach it?
3. Are you willing to develop a business plan using the tool kit linked below to validate 1 and 2 above before you launch?
Plan your Enterprise:
If the answer to the above questions is “Yes”,use the below planning aids to design your business vehicle and the road map you intend to follow on your journey:
Use Your Plan to Choose Your Tools:
When you have completed the above definition and planning process you will then be in a position to astutely select the tools you wish to use along the way and apply them successfully.
You will be able to network your vehicle, pick up riders as industry partners, and attract revenue fuel in the form of customers by marketing and social networking based on the thorough definition and content of your business plan.
Don’t let technology make a monkey out of you and your idea as well as raid your treasury before you launch. Define your business vehicle and its journey first. Then pick the right technology tools to make a successful trip.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ken is SCORE and Micro Mentor Counselor currently living in Hastings, Minnesota. His interests range from existing small businesses to startups. He specializes in strategic, market and business planning as well as advising on government contracting and business operations for small enterprises.