Business Mason

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Who Is In Your Network?

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Let’s take a look at who is in your current network before we start growing the network. You will be surprised, how many people you know and can call part of your network. However, also know that a pile of randomly collected business cards can’t be called your rolodex. A network means the people you have a relationship with, not the people whom you have once met or can recite their names.
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The Importance of Relationship Building

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In this post we will start talking about networking. It is just as important as business planning. For that matter, you can have the best business plan if you don’t have a network of people to sell to and help you along the way. We will also uncover some not too well-known facts and ideas about growing and maintaining your network.
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Limited Liability Businesses

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One downside of a sole proprietorship is when you can have any business liabilities, because these will be held against you personally, and not against your business. In this case, it does make sense to form a company from the very beginning.
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Starting Solo

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Depending on the structure of your business, it may make sense to start out alone as a sole proprietorship. Let’s look at the benefits.
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The Structure of Your Business

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A business can have many different legal structures. It makes sense to put serious consideration into it at the very beginning, because changing the structure will be very time consuming.
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A Word About Finances

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We have talked some about finances when we looked into whether you should start a business. Let’s explore this topic a little more, because understanding how much you need and how you will get it can break or make the deal.
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Don’t Confuse Hobby With Business

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One of the most desirable work environments is when you get to do your hobby all day long and you get paid for it. Certainly, it is a great thing to have, and let’s just be honest, hobbies are much more agreeable than families. There are some things you need to consider though, because when you make a living on your hobby, you have to look at it slightly differently.
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Personal Passion Or Business Opportunity?

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When you work for yourself, it helps if you enjoy what you are doing. For years, or maybe decades, you will be stuck with it. It is a good idea to do something you are passionate about, or if you started a business because of outside circumstances, find something in it that you enjoy.

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Your Business and Your Family

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You get to choose your business, but you don’t get to choose your family. And this is a pretty significant consideration. Family can participate in your business on so many levels, they can run it with you, they can morally support you, they can watch you do it, or they can totally disapprove it. It is a good idea to be on the same page with the family before you decide on a business.
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