“What you got a dollar in your pocket A twenty in your wallet? See me I’m stacking money Matter of fact, I’ll let you watch it Get big Get big Get big Get big” —Dorrough If you want to build an important company, then at some point you have to scale. People in startup land often talk about the magic of how few people built the original Google or the original Facebook, but today’s Google employs 20,000 people and today’s Facebook employs over 1,500 people. So, if you want to do something that matters, then you are going to have to learn the black art of scaling a human
So you have an idea and your all pumped up to turn it into the next big thing and change your life! Now what? How do you turn this idea into a reality? This small business guide is meant to take you through those basic steps of getting your business off the ground and you don’t even need an online MBA to start your own business! This guide will continue to be revised over time. Please leave comments on what’s missing or what is unclear. We’ll keep tweaking it! 1. Decide What Products or Services Your Small Business will Offer Seems simple enough right?
Face it. Nothing will go as planned. Ever. Failure is inevitable. Your world will be flipped upside-down on a daily basis, and even the best-laid plans--accompanied by the best intentions--can go belly-up. To make it as a business owner in the real world, you need to learn to fail like a pro, adapt at will and pay attention to detail in order to make informed decisions that will keep your business moving forward. Your ability to plan for the worst-case scenario and maneuver around unforeseen circumstances will be the keys to finding success as