Creating or acquiring a good business can be an excellent method of increasing cash-flow and profits particularly if your long term objective is to sell it. After identifying the passion that spurs you, on or that activity that makes your heart sing, see if you can turn it into a business that you can earn revenue from.
Whether you start out as a “home-based” business on a small scale or put lots of time and energy into it from the beginning it can be quite lucrative and a great source of cash-flow. Make a list of the things you love to do and turn it into a business that in the short term you can earn revenue and in the long term sell to someone else to manage.
Learn what your unit of measure for revenue is, based on the activity that your business conducts. i.e. If you have a product that you are selling then what you focus on is the gross margin based as a percentage of the price. This needs to be as high as possible or on the other hand if it is small, you will need a larger turnover.
However if you are providing a service to your clients/customers then it could be your unit of measure will be minutes or hours of time. Just be careful in this type of business because you are trading your time for money which is really no different than *being tied to the JOB!* A better way may be to develop a value added type of billing system.
Creating a business can take much energy, focus, hard work and capital. Knowing exactly what it is you want to do may help you to find a business that already exists. You could acquire it and start reaping the benefits immediately. Sometimes businesses change hands because of illness of the proprietors, retirement or they are just tired of being the same industry.
Understanding and focusing on what it is you do well-your core competence-will generate results even faster. Take purposeful action. Not just any action, but action with purpose will get you to where you want to be. Social media can be accessed for sharing your brilliant product or service and keep you out in the marketplace. Create a valuable website with great content about what your business is all about.
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