Jim and Beverley share success tips for home based businesses. They also talk about some difficulties home-based businesses face.
Beverley joins Jim for another visit as they talk about home-based business issues. This visit includes an interview of a home-based business owner, Darlene Koonsman. Darlene talks about how she started her home-based flower shop, how she developed her idea for the business, including the challenges and opportunities she found being home-based. Darlene also tells Jim and Beverley how she financed her business.
Beverley brings with her a husband and wife home-based business team, Everett and Antigonie Ladd. Bev helps Jim interview the Ladds about how they started their home-based training business, how they developed their idea, including the challenges and opportunities they found as home-based business owners. Antigonie talks about how they converted their vision into reality.
Beverley helps Jim interview a real live home-based business owner, Lisa Soens, who is a professional pet sitter. Lisa talks about the challenges and opportunities she faced as a home-based business owner, as well as how she conducts her business.
Another great visit with Beverley. She and Jim talk about the fact that being a business owner is not intuitive. You have to surf, read, listen, learn, and ask for the stuff you don't know. They discuss how home-based businesses can gain a competitive advantage by using the Internet as an educational resource.
Beverley and Jim have another discussion on home-based business issues. This visit is about the importance and practice of networking. Jim and Beverley agree that this may be the most important component of any home-based business.
One of our most dedicated and valuable Brain Trust Members, Beverley joins Jim in this visit to talk about how to put your home-based business plan in writing. Beverley and Jim talk you through seven easy steps to complete what Beverley calls "A Plan Of Business", and it includes a contingency plan for what you are going to do if your business activity is interrupted for whatever reason. This is not about writing an epistle. It's about how to get a helpful plan on paper that will help you have the maximum opportunity to be successful in your home-based business.
Jim and Beverley initially discuss the affects of Hurricane Floyd, the importance of being prepared for various emergencies and unexpected disasters, such as lightning strikes, hurricanes, fires, floods, etc., and how to develop contingency plans for your home-based business. They then move on to talk about the importance of, and how to gain media attention and press coverage for your business in your community.
Beverley and Jim talk about the importance of home-based business owners having a working relationship with attorneys and accountants, and how to accomplish this successfully and inexpensively.
Beverley and Jim talk about how to establish pricing for the products offered by your company, especially with regard to services, since service products are typically more difficult to quantify with regard to value for the customer.