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The 7-Step Guide to an Online Business in 2013 {Downloadable Template Included}

one page business starter plan template

 

  • Do you have a great idea for an online business but don’t know how to realize it?
  • Are you confused about market research, search engine optimization or website creation for your online business?
  • Do you wonder how important will networking be for your new online business and what will it help you achieve?

If these are some of the things you have been thinking about and are uncertain or worried about the steps needed to execute your idea in the online world then, you aren’t alone. As someone who will be launching a 2nd online business in 2013, I totally understand how you feel. To overcome this uncertainity, I wanted to put together a step-by-step approach on what is needed when and why.

And.. my 7-Step One Page Online Business Kickstarter template was born. Download it free here.

It will save directly on your computer.

Here’s an explanation of the different fields in this One-Page Business Kick-Starter Plan, and how I will be using it to take my business idea from the drawing board to an actual online business:

Step #: Self-explanatory. The step numbers (#) are in order of priority.

• Core Task: The business related task you will perform.

• Activities: a description of smaller tasks and action items you will do to accomplish the Core Task.

• Key Benefits: What will we gain from doing these steps? Why are we doing them?

• Tools to Use: This includes some of the tools we recommend. However, you can customize it as you go along and discover tools that work for your industry and need. Jotting them here will help you remember easily what to use when, and even how.

• Start Date: Which date will you start a particular Core Task. Customize this depending upon your timeline.

• End Date: Which date will you finish a particular Core Task. Customize this depending upon your timeline.

• Minimum Recommended Duration: This includes, what I think is the minimum time you would need for a particular Core Task. Remember it may vary depending on your niche, your readiness to perform a Core Task, availability of assistance, number of hours spent in a day to accomplish the Core Task.

• Ownership: Who is responsible and accountable for completing a particular Core Task on time and accurately.

Don’t let all the fields and their descriptions overwhelm you. The idea is for you to have a simple guide to starting an online business. Remember, you don’t have to do EVERYTHING on your own. Getting help for either market research, search engine optimization, content creation, website designing, or social media will help you to free up your time and allow you to focus on what you do best. However, should you want to bootstrap like we did for our first business, you know that there are tools available to help you do that and that it is possible and can be done.

January is the perfect time to get to work on getting that business idea out in the market and working on kicking things into high gear. I hope you find this template useful in turning YOUR business dreams and goals into realities.

Also, I’d really appreciate you sharing this, so please do click to tweet.

If you liked this template, feel free to let me know in the comments what other templates and checklists you’d like to see developed for your business needs.

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Mayank is married to Prerna Malik and is blessed to be working with her in their business, Social Media Direct. He and Prerna enjoy brainstorming content strategy and social media solutions for their clients.
About Mayank Malik

Mayank is married to Prerna Malik and is blessed to be working with her in their business, Social Media Direct. He and Prerna enjoy brainstorming content strategy and social media solutions for their clients.

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Comments

  1. Great article and temp! This is right what I need right now as I am in the baby steps of creating my very own business in 2013 and have become boggled at times. This is a great resource to turn to when I don’t know where to head next. As always, I’m sharing this on Pinterest. Best of luck for you and your family in 2013. I have a feeling this is going to be a great year for many :)

  2. Hi Alyssa,

    Thank You!

    Glad you found it useful :-)

    Wish you lots of luck with your business in 2013 and hope you have a great year ahead!

    Mayank.

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