Don’t let the internet vortex demon posses you or yes, this will be you!
As an entrepreneur, it can be so easy to lose focus or feel that you are not making progress because you are juggling so many tasks and you want everything done today or aren’t willing to delegate. ..And if you spend any amount of time looking for resources or customers online – forget about it!! Before you know it, you have cut into half a day, and signed up for a number of newsletters, etc. .. that then take time away from your reason for being – your customers.
Yes, the internet is a vast resource for a ton of information that you can then translate into enhanced operations or revenue and profits – and it can also be a huge black hole that sucks a ton of time and money from you. It all depends on how you manage it. I say, think big and act small – meaning one-step at-a-time with reputable resources. Yet don’t discount the value of a source just because you haven’t heard of them. They may help you cut to the chase on certain tasks. Here are two helpful resources: www.resourcenation.com and www.sba.org. The first is a source that I stumbled upon while reading the newsletter from another great resource – Ladies Who Launch http://www.ladieswholaunch.com/. Both sites have a ton of information for entrepreneurs – whether you are seeking guidance on how to write a business plan or sources for internet phone services. The second is the small business association – a staple and likely source of information.
The key is self-vigilance. To monitor your goal for the search and your time online.
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