From the monthly archives:

October 2010

Last night I helped a friend start a non-profit because she had no idea where to start. It made me realize that there are lots of people who want to start something but have no idea where to begin.

Before you do anything, you need to know who you are as an organization (mission), what you want to do (vision), and how you’re going to do it (values).

Every major decision you make will be based on this foundation. If you’ve never established your mission, vision, and values, you need to do it now. Let me show you how Google did it.

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You see them everywhere. In coffee shops, hair salons, dentists offices, waiting areas, etc., and you can’t steal them because they’re free!

I always wondered how magazine publishers could leave stacks of their magazines everywhere I went. Now I know. But I’m still curious about how to get them going and what type of money free magazines can make.

I was recently contacted by a couple of 14-year-old magazine publishers from the UK and they helped answer these questions.

Sean Spooner and Louis Porter started Corby Magazine in June 2010 and they’re preparing to release their third issue. In this email interview, Sean walks us through how they got started and how they’ve already turned a profit in four months with their free magazine.

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I used to be gung-ho for business plans. They help you figure out if your idea is viable. You can’t get funding without one. It gives you an easy-to-follow roadmap to success.

Since figuring out how entrepreneurship really works, I’ve realized these are all lies.

I put in my five months. I did my due diligence. I wrote my 35-page business plan with five years of pro forma financial statements. And I’m here today to make sure you don’t make the same mistake.

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My dad and I always used to build stuff when I was growing up. We built derby cars, closet shelves, and wooden fences. We even finished our basement.

One of the first things he ever taught me was that there’s a right tool for every job. The same is true for building your online business.

Fortunately, entrepreneurs have built tons of tools to help entrepreneurs like you and me. Here are ten entrepreneurial tools I use on a daily basis in the order I use them.

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