Friday, June 5, 2009

Take Charge!

"Create a Business Plan for improve your career focus and priorities" - this was the lead of an article I published in "Minority Engineer" in the Winter of 1996. The concepts presented then are just as true and useful today - especially in the current business climate. Whether you are currently employed (or unemployed), starting a new business, or thinking of starting a new small business, the idea of using the Business Plan approach is a very good way to get and keep on track for your future.

The following quote was the caption of a photo accompanying the article: "In order to maximize your career plan, you must make each individual decision based on your experience and the best information and research you can gather." This is still true, thirteen years later.

A sidebar provided these elements for Your Business Plan:
Title Page
Executive Summary
Background Description
Market Analysis
Describe Your Services
Marketing Plan
Training and Development Plan
Salary Expectations
Financial Statements and Projections
Balance Between Personal Life and Career

These will all be expanded in future notes. What are your thoughts? Would this work for you?

Dr. Bill - I love to share, I hope you do to! ;-)

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