Preparations

“At no time are we ever in such complete possession of a journey, down to its last nook and cranny, as when we are busy with preparations for it.”  –Yukio Mishima

If you are thinking about going into an Internet business but haven’t decided exactly what it is that you are going to do, there are some things that can be done before you start. When you actually start the business, you are going to be extremely busy. As mentioned in the previous post, you are going to need business tools. You will need accounting software, you will need various social Networking software, you will need an autoresponder with some intelligence. Not only will you need these tools, you will need to know how to use them. You will probably need a website or a blog. If your heart is set on getting into an Internet business, start thinking about the items I have mentioned. Most of these items have free trials. So start trying them out. This will help you start to feel more comfortable about your business. One thing that everyone should get is a support group. When I started my “bricks and mortar” business, I had a board of directors. I also had memberships in the chamber of commerce and also in local technology groups. These groups provided me with a lot contacts who were my support group. Virtual or online support groups are available and can really be a big help on a number of items.