Entrepreneur and Productivity Roundup – Sep 20, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 11:30pm by Site Administrator

Part-time Bootstrappers
For those of you straddling the domain between salaried employee and full-time entrepreneur, Shawn Hessinger has a great article about being a part-time bootstrapper. He offers ten very interesting rules of the road. To wit, rule 1: don’t forget to change your shorts.

Reboot Your Business Strategy
It might surprise you to know that not every entrepreneur produces a business plan before they launch their business. And a key component of a business plan is a competitive strategy, which you need if you’re not breaking into a new niche. To this end, Business Mouth offers 6 steps for a competitive strategy. If you don’t have one, now’s a good time to produce your strategy.

Launching a Business Blog
Thinking of bootstrapping your business with a blog? Easton Ellsworth at Business Blogwire has an ongoing series offering advice on defining your business blog and how to launch it. He’s at part 3, as of this writing.

Distraction-Busting for Work at Home Types
Running a business from home has many advantages but also many distractions. Career Ramblings offers some tips for deflecting work-at-home distractions. They’re easy to follow tips, but might work for some and not for others.

Deflecting Entrepreneurial Bankruptcy
If you’re at the extreme end of a fruitless entrepreneurial endeavor, you might not only be fighting debt but considering bankruptcy. If so, check out GreatFX’s advice on when to consider bankruptcy. Speaking from what I’ve learned from others, it’s not an option you want to pursue unless there’s no other way. Talk to an accountant or attorney. Some firms offer a free consultation.

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