Turn Your Small Business Dream into a Reality

July 7, 2011

Do you have an amazing idea for a new business or product, but aren’t sure where to begin?  Are you full of passion when telling friends and family about your entrepreneurial ingenuity, but wrought with worry when you contemplate the actions required to bring your idea to fruition?

It’s only natural to feel this way when considering starting your own business or launching a new product because there are simply so many unknowns for new entrepreneurs:

  1. 1. How will you obtain the financing required to develop your new business or product?
  2. What kind of marketing plan is optimal for your particular product or business?
  3. How should your products or services be priced?
  4. Which financial statements will you be required to maintain?

Dale Carnegie once said, “You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.”  In his book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Mr. Carnegie wrote that the majority of our worries are about money, so it’s only natural that you would be concerned about the viability of your new business since its success will have a direct impact on your livelihood.

Stop worrying and start scheduling time to attend one or more free small business workshops sponsored by Mercer county offered at various library locations in the County.  There is also free counseling to help you grow your business held at various library locations throughout the year.  The following courses are included:

  1. “Credit & You” Seminar – Wed., July 13 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Ewing Branch Library
  2. How To Start Your Business A-Z – July 26 at Hopewell Branch Library and September 21 from 6 – 8 pm at Hamilton Branch Library;
  3. Marketing – Wed., August 17 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Robbinsville Branch Library;
  4. Pricing Your Products and Services – Thurs., September 8 from 6-8:30 p.m. at West Windsor Branch Library; and
  5. Understanding Your Financial Statements – Wed., September 28 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Lawrence Branch Library.

Dale Carnegie also said, “We all have possibilities we don’t know about.  We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.  It’s only when necessity faces us that we rise to the occasion and actually do the things that hitherto have seemed impossible.”   Good luck!

This post is brought to you by the good folks at Dale Carnegie Training of Central & Southern New Jersey. We would love to connect with you on Facebook and Twitter @CarnegieJersey.

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