Being an entrepreneur myself, and having run a web development business for almost two decades, I have seen many ecommerce businesses come and go. And, with the statistics from the Small Business Administration that say up to 85% of all businesses have been failing within 18 months of starting, the odds are against entrepreneurs.
But there are steps entrepreneurs can take to better those odds. Start by working on your business. There are five basic questions you can answer that could make a huge difference in the success of your endeavors. They are: Why are you doing what you are doing, what are your core values, what is your mission, what is your strategic vision, and what is your strategy? Working on your business, especially when starting out, is just as important as working in your business. That is why I have created a series of free webinar/workshops (I call them Webishops) to help entrepreneurs at www.webishops.com. These Success Planning Webishops help you to answer each of those five questions.
According to the Small Business Administration, there are over 28 million small businesses in the US, 80% of which are self-employed or solopreneurs.
Approximately 85% of small businesses will not make it past the first two years, and approximately 85% of small businesses have no business plan. That number is too close to be coincidence. Plan for success. I have started several small businesses, and the two that were most successful were the ones that I carefully planned from the beginning. As a business coach, I see the lack of planning from my clients so much that I created a series of free “Planning for Success” Webishops (webinar/workshops located at www.webishops.com) to help entrepreneurs understand the importance of planning for success. Of course, things never go according to plan. So planning for obstacles, and ways to get around them, can help you succeed that much more.
The turnout for the Timeless Search Engine Optimization Secrets Webishop this Tuesday was amazing! Due to so many people asking for it, I have set up another SEO Secrets Webishop for next week. Click here to find out more!
And, what a turn-out! I am already getting emails about it. Here are a few:
“I never seen this stuff before, I’m gonna be rich!” -David
“totally KOOL!” – Justin
“I am impressed with the amount of information while still considering our time. I am looking forward to watching the replay.” Annette
“Where are the free videos?” -Mark
I had an issue with my recording equipment so the free videos are being redone and will be available soon. Everyone who attended the Webishop will get an email as soon as they are available.
Thanks everyone for joining in!
P.S. I’m sorry if you were one of the people that signed up at the last minute. There was a glitch in the system that said you were in the webinar even when it was full. I’m working with the webinar people to fix that. You will be guaranteed a seat next week.
P.S.S. Seats are already filling up for the Webishop on Tuesday, sign up now!