How to Start a Small Business

How to Start a Small Business

What does it mean when you say being an entrepreneur takes passion?

What does it mean when you say being an entrepreneur takes passion?

When you find you have a passion, how do you start a company?

When you find you have a passion, how do you start a company?

Is there another kind of passion related to being an entrepreneur?

Is there another kind of passion related to being an entrepreneur?

Are there ways that you can develop a passion, if it doesn't exist?

Are there ways that you can develop a passion, if it doesn't exist?

If you aren't passionate about your business, should you proceed?

If you aren't passionate about your business, should you proceed?

Are there any other thoughts on passion as it relates to starting a business?

Are there any other thoughts on passion as it relates to starting a business?

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Once my business has started, how do I plan the day-to-day activities?

Once my business has started, how do I plan the day-to-day activities?

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What do I do about trademarks, copyrights and patents when starting a business?

What are some other important details to consider when starting a business?

What are some other important details to consider when starting a business?

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What are the first steps to take in starting a business?

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How long will it take to write a business plan, and which sections should be done first?

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What are the elements of a business plan?

What is a business plan and why is it needed to start a business?

What is a business plan and why is it needed to start a business?

How do I use the P&L statement to calculate the actual cash required to start a business?

How do I use the P&L statement to calculate the actual cash required to start a business?

What do all these expenses listed each month mean?

What do all these expenses listed each month mean?

How do I understand Cost of Sales, or COGS on the P&L statement?

How do I understand Cost of Sales, or COGS on the P&L statement?

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How do I estimate revenue for a business that hasn’t launched yet?

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What are the first items of expense that I must estimate?

Why is it so important to determine all cash needs before starting a business?

Why is it so important to determine all cash needs before starting a business?

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What if I have more than one product or service?

What should not be included in the positioning statement?

What should not be included in the positioning statement?

How do I use this positioning statement in practice when starting a business?

How do I use this positioning statement in practice when starting a business?

What is included in this positioning statement?

What is included in this positioning statement?

What is a positioning statement and why do I need one to start a business?

What is a positioning statement and why do I need one to start a business?

What specific skills do I need to start a business?

What specific skills do I need to start a business?

How does money factor into starting a business?

How does money factor into starting a business?

How much time is involved in starting a business?

How much time is involved in starting a business?

How do I know if I have what it takes to start a business?

How do I know if I have what it takes to start a business?

Are there any other thoughts on passion as it relates to starting a business?

Are there any other thoughts on passion as it relates to starting a business?

If you aren't passionate about your business, should you proceed?

If you aren't passionate about your business, should you proceed?

Are there ways that you can develop a passion, if it doesn't exist?

Are there ways that you can develop a passion, if it doesn't exist?

Is there another kind of passion related to being an entrepreneur?

Is there another kind of passion related to being an entrepreneur?

When you find you have a passion, how do you start a company?

When you find you have a passion, how do you start a company?

What does it mean when you say being an entrepreneur takes passion?

What does it mean when you say being an entrepreneur takes passion?

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David Krauskopf is an entrepreneur experienced in starting, financing and growing several companies with direct experience in travel, hospitality, software, computer, and retail industries.   His specialties are in business planning, marketing (internet particularly) and financial management.  David was the general manager of Apple Computer in Russia from (1993-1999) and owned the exclusive representative for Apple Computer in Russia and the Ukraine.  He founded a printing and press room solutions company in Russia in 1996, and these combined companies in 2007 had over $300M in sales revenue.   David helped start and was on the advisory board of Travelpost.com that was acquired by Sidestep in 2007.  In 2000, David developed and now owns Hamanasi Adventure Resort (<a>www.hamanasi.com</a> ), a high-end boutique resort in Belize, Central America.  This resort has 70 employees, high operating margins and is currently ranked number one in Belize and Central America by the hotel review web site TripAdvisor.com.  Mr. Krauskopf lives in Northern Virginia, is an angel investor with New Vantage Group (<a>www.newvantagegroup.com</a>) , David is a volunteer SCORE (<a>www.score.org</a>) business counselor partnering with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and for two years has been an Assistant Wrestling coach at Langley High School.  David holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (2005) and a B.S. degree in Management from Miami University. 

Are there any other thoughts on passion as it relates to starting a business?

Business expert David Krauskopf discusses his thoughts on passion as it relates to starting a business.

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Host: Are there any thoughts on passion as it relates to starting a business?

David Krauskopf: Well, I think the thing I haven't hit on very much is it's surrounded around what I called creating value for others. Now simply put being an entrepreneur is providing a product or service that creates a value that is then passed on to another party, that is being an entrepreneur. So if you in starting a company don't have a passion for creating value for your customers and passing it on, then you really just going to have a hard time from the beginning because that will come across in everything that you do. So I believe that a key component of being passionate about starting businesses that you have a true desire to create value for other people.

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by chrissy at 05/08/11 10:43PM Flag

this was very informative as i am in the process of starting a small business. Thank you

GOOD TALK by EDCULA at 01/30/11 05:45AM Flag

THAT IS THE KIND OF TALK I NEEDED TO HEAR TO INSPIRE ME AND STRENGTHEN MY CONFIDENCE AS I WORK TO DISCOVER THE RIGHT BUSINESS FOR ME...PASSION IS THE KEY WORD I HAVE NEVER HEARD IN RESPECT TO STARTING A BUSINESS

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