Do You Really Need a Business Plan?

 

 

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Business plan made of post it notes
Do You Really Need a Business Plan?

That’s the question for today! And it’s an extremely important question!

And the answer to that question is always a resounding “YES!

The question that you should be asking yourself is:

What Kind of a Business Plan Do I Need?

OK, now we’re getting somewhere. Every business needs a business plan, and if you are a blogger, you should consider yourself a business. So should you have a business plan? You bet! Got it?

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WP Inventory Manager for WordPress

 

 

wp-inventory-logoI have a very good client who runs a profitable used appliance and appliance repair business. He is one of those dudes who has a list of people who can take care of anything for you and he does excellent work himself, so I use him all the time to take care of various things for me. It’s always good to have someone like Carlos, a man with many talents and connections to take care of those many things that I can’t or don’t want to handle myself. I consider myself fortunate to know him.

One of the main things he does is buy used appliances and then, if he figures it’s not worthwhile to fix them, he’ll cannibalize them and save the parts he can to sell to customers who can’t locate old parts that manufacturers no longer make. Good idea, huh?

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5 Podcasts I Listen to Every Week

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Just like science, the internet and technology, a podcast is a wonderful thing to behold! The idea that we can find so many fascinating things to listen to and learn about is really remarkable and one of the best darn things about this modern world we live in.

If you haven’t discovered podcasts yet, I can only tell you that you don’t what you’re missing. A podcast is a lot like a recording of a radio show that you can carry around with you on your smart phone, PC, tablet or iPod (if that’s your shtick) and listen with your ear buds (or actual ear phones) anytime you please—on your walks, in the doctor’s office or just in your easy chair at home while you’re resting your eyes. It’s kinda like having an encyclopedia right there in your pocket. And they’re all free. Read more

Go Alone or Go Together?

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One of my favorite politicians is New Jersey Senator Cory Booker. Cory is the former mayor of Newark and was elected to the Senate in 2013. I saw him interviewed not too long ago. He spoke an old African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together.”

I think that is very apropos to many things in life and particularly true in the wonderful world of blogging.

Think about that for a moment.

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Consulting Services from OggieSEZ

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Consulting ServicesThere comes a time in your career when you need a bit of advice and guidance.  God knows I’m no stranger to needing and getting help from time to time.  The two critical things to remember about the need for help are (1) realizing when you need it and (2) knowing where to go to get it.

Sometimes we try and try and try to figure something out and just can’t do it, a new app or piece of software for instance.  Sometimes we can walk away from it for a bit, come back and, SHAZAM!, the solution pops right out at us.

But Sometimes It Doesn’t!

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