PowerPoint Presentation: Hi, this is Jeff Williams and I want to welcome you to our 8-Week Business Launch Blueprint PowerPoint Presentation: In the last two videos, I shared with you the 5 specific techniques I showed my neighbor Fred that lead to him t0 receive $6,000 in new sales in less than 60 days, despite all the mistakes he had previously made PowerPoint Presentation: I also revealed the 11 big planning mistakes Fred made trying to launch his business all on his own. If you missed the two videos, be sure to watch them! PowerPoint Presentation: After guiding more than 4,000 new entrepreneurs through the business planning process, I learned that there are really 6 things you must focus on to launch a business that starts making money quickly… PowerPoint Presentation: 1. You must be able to explain the main benefit you offer to customers. 2. You must know your costs so that you’re sure your pricing is highly profitable. 3. You must have a clear plan where to find new customers and you must contact them multiple times. 4 . You must have a clear business identity, a compelling website and a variety of sales promotion tools. 5. You must have a process and sufficient support to deliver on time as you grow. 6. You must use accounting software to capture all financial data and use it to project your profit each month. PowerPoint Presentation: Since chances are good that you’ve never planned a business before, it can feel very time-consuming, overwhelming and expensive to do. So many new entrepreneurs either do only part of the necessary planning, like Fred did, or they do none at all! PowerPoint Presentation: In fact, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, fewer than 40% of the owners of newly launched businesses have any written business plan! Many are just too impatient to put in the necessary time. PowerPoint Presentation: But what if you had a simple system to follow that would allow you to launch your business easily and effectively – even if you’ve never done it before? PowerPoint Presentation: You see I’ve guided so many business launches over the past twenty-three years that I’ve figured out a very reproducible, easy-to-follow process that all of our start-up clients use with great success. PowerPoint Presentation: In this video I am going to take out all of the mystery, intimidation, and overwhelm from the business launch process and actually give you my blueprint. PowerPoint Presentation: I use an easy-to-follow 8-week business launch system, which provides you with 6 tools: PowerPoint Presentation: 1. Our 135-page planning workbook. 2. Our task-by-task 8 week planning schedule. 3. Online services set up guide. 4. Weekly tele -coaching sessions. 5. Support of our outside services team. 6. Unlimited Q&A with your coach. PowerPoint Presentation: A combination of these elements will help you accomplish those 6 important keys I mentioned earlier – remember? 1. Explain the main selling benefit. 2. Set profitable pricing. 3. Develop a clear sales prospecting plan. 4. Design attention-getting identity and website 5. Develop reliable production and delivery. 6. Establish tight financial management. PowerPoint Presentation: I used this very same process to launch two new companies after I turned 50, which now generate thousands of dollars each per month. PowerPoint Presentation: Now, don’t worry that you’ll have to follow our 8-week plan all by yourself – our program includes weekly calls and e-mail contacts from your expert business start-up coach. PowerPoint Presentation: Here’s how it works… PowerPoint Presentation: 8-Week Business Launch Program Week 1-2: You create your marketing strategy and action plan. Week 3: You obtain a business identity and set up online services. Week 4: You create website content. Our Start-Up Team starts website design. You set up e-mail marketing account. Week 4: You develop selling & customer service plans. Week 5: You organize your business legally. Week 6: You organize your business financially. Week 7: You complete and launch your website and e-mail marketing. Week 8: You create a production and delivery process. PowerPoint Presentation: That’s It. If you can read and follow directions, you can do this! PowerPoint Presentation: There are other tasks you’ll want to do to support the foundation of your new business, such as installing accounting software, setting up your home office and preparing a “grand opening” announcement. This is the really fun part because you get to use your imagination! PowerPoint Presentation: But in my experience SIMPLE IS BETTER! If you put in just a few hours of time each week during the eight weeks completing the tasks we show you, you’ll be ready to professionally launch a fun and profitable business… without needing to do much of anything else! PowerPoint Presentation: In my next video I’ll show you 5 things that must happen before you launch your company. These 5 things are critical to your success, but most people completely miss them! PowerPoint Presentation: I will also tell you about our award-winning business launch program, w here I will be walking you step-by-step to successfully launch your new business. PowerPoint Presentation: Obviously I’m big fan of completing written business planning. You may be wondering… why is he so hot on this? PowerPoint Presentation: It’s because the plan you create before you launch is designed to carry you through your first year in business – O nce you “open the door” you have to concentrate on selling and delivering, not trying to write a plan down. PowerPoint Presentation: You may have read how many small businesses fail each year. Yes, many do, but guess what? PowerPoint Presentation: I know from long experience that many of those that do close in the first couple of years do so because the owner had no comprehensive business plan ready to help him get over rough spots. PowerPoint Presentation: I’ve seen dozens of new entrepreneurs go from almost unknown to one of the tops in their industries in less than two years after they launched – because they had a clear, written strategy and action plan before they went after their first customer . PowerPoint Presentation: I remember the excitement I felt when in my first year in business a large local non-profit was impressed with my selling story at a trade show and offered me a demonstration grant… PowerPoint Presentation: T he success of that 3-month program lead to my receiving more than $250,000 in contracts over the next six years! PowerPoint Presentation: I know the Ultimate Boomer Business Start-Up School can help you experience the same sense of joy at being your own boss. So join me next time as I walk you through everything you need to complete your own 8-week new business launch. Until next time!