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Planning Your Business: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting Started

Starting your own business is an exciting venture, and the first step is to make a plan. Planning a business is not just about numbers and drawing charts; it's about thinking about the future, making intelligent decisions, and overcoming obstacles. In this guide, we'll discuss why business planning is essential. Also, we will talk about thinking strategically, making detailed lists, and doing thorough research. Whether you are just starting or want to improve your existing business, understanding how to plan well is the key to success. Join us as we look at the things that will help you turn your business dreams into a real and successful reality. 

3 Key Steps to Effectively Plan Your Business

1. Dream Big: Define Your Vision

The first step in planning your business is to dream big and define your vision. Consider the following:

Business Model:

Begin by outlining the fundamental structure of your business. Will it operate with a physical presence, such as a...
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Must Have Tools for Starting a Business

Top 11 Tools I Use in My Business

Hello friends!!

I can't believe I am doing this. 

Writing a blog….who am I??

But my VA (Virtual Assistant) says I need to branch out of my comfort zone, so here I am!

But really, what better place and way to start than telling y'all about my FAVORITE Products and Apps that I use everyday as a 20+ year business owner!

Let’s dive in!!


Google workspace 

Google Workspace, formerly G Suite, is a new tool that I am using with my VA’s! It was simple when I had one VA but when I added three more to the team I knew I needed to have one place to collaborate, meet, and schedule! 

Bonus: I could set up a Gmail that has my domain - aka everyone on my team no longer has to use their personal email but has a Candice Montgomery email! How cool!!


Trello is a web-based, Kanban-style (visual board), list-making application. This is great for organizing your tasks or delegating your tasks to your...

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Start Driving Traffic To Your Website

Are you looking to drive more traffic to your website? You’re not alone. Every business owner  wants to attract more visitors and make their online presence more successful. 
There are many ways to drive traffic to your website and it doesn’t have to be a difficult task. But you have to consider the right strategies and tactics before you can start getting more visitors to your website and ultimately increase your conversions. 

Here are 7 Effective Strategies to Help You Drive Traffic To Your Website:


         1.Optimize Your Website for SEO

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the most important factor in driving organic traffic to your website. Make sure to include relevant keywords that your target audience is likely to search for, as well as optimize your titles, meta descriptions, and headings for the best search engine performance. This will help your website rank higher in search engine results,...
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Saving Money in Business and Why

Hello there! I am so excited about this blog post because this topic is something that’s really close to my heart. It’s all about saving money in business and the best ways you can save money and maximize profits in your business. 
As a new business owner, you may think how exciting it is to finally have a business of your own and that you can now spend and buy whatever you want. Hold your horses! This is just the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey. There are far more important things you have to consider, and one of them is saving money in your business.
Businesses have to be mindful of their finances to stay in operation. One of the most important ways to keep a business's finances healthy is to practice good money management. There are a few useful strategies to help businesses save money, such as budgeting and utilizing technology to automate tasks.

Why is saving money in business important?


Saving money in business is...
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Understanding the Difference between Fixed and Variable Expenses in Budgeting

An Empowered Approach to Financial Success

Transform Your Business with Budgeting: Understand and Manage Fixed and Variable Expenses 

Every entrepreneurial journey is unique, intricately woven with aspirations, ideas, and determination. 

As you begin on this exciting venture, the importance of economic management and understanding key fiscal concepts, such as fixed and variable expenses, quickly becomes clear.

These financial parameters play a significant role in shaping the business's financial trajectory and understanding them becomes a stepping stone to achieving financial stability and success.

The Importance of Budgeting for Financial Success

Just as a compass is essential for a ship's voyage, budgeting is a critical navigational tool for your business. 

It serves as a financial map, offering clear and concise guidelines to maintain a healthy financial trajectory and ensure long-term viability. 

This economic blueprint significantly relies on understanding...

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Stay Organized, Boost Productivity: How Business Planners Can Transform Your Success

tools for business Oct 11, 2023

Imagine a business where everything is organized, goals are clear, and productivity is high. This is not impossible but can be achieved with effective business planners. Any business owner, whether big or small, can benefit from planning their business strategy. Business planners can help you organize your schedule, set and achieve goals, and guide you towards success. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the benefits, must-have features, and tips for maximizing the potential of business planners. Get ready to improve your organization, productivity, and profitability in your business journey.


Planning is essential in any successful business endeavor. It lays the foundation for growth in your organization, strategic decision-making, and achieving goals. Without careful planning, a business might face problems and not do well. Effective planning allows businesses to anticipate challenges, take advantage of opportunities, use resources carefully, and stay ahead of the...

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