Access to financing through a good business plan is key to getting any new business through its start-up period.
An hour-long radio program based on this teleseminar was recorded and will be available in September on Interstate Sportsman as a “Backyard Sportsman” radio show. This new network will also carry past shows from “Hovey’s Outdoor Adventures.” I will add a link here when it is available.
Set your clocks early on August 18 for a 5:00 AM Eastern time teleseminar “Starting Your New Outdoor Business” held by acclaimed outdoor writer Wm. Hovey Smith. Smith is the author of 15 books, thousands of newspaper and magazine articles, hundreds of highly ranked blog entries and host a prize wining radio show “Hovey’s Outdoor Adventures” on WebTalkRadio.com. He has also been an Information Scientist for an International Company where he was involved in new product development.
Smith is blessed-cursed as being an idea guy whose creative drive has led him to produce not only books in a variety of fields, but also into performance art, videography and plays. These activities were concurrent with his being a Professional Geologist who worked, hunted and wrote articles from all over North America. These endeavors resulted in his being able to case-study numerous outdoor businesses as he consulted in the areas of muzzleloading guns, crossbows, knives and outdoor gear.
More recently he had started business coaching on a one-on-one basis for those who are interested in launching a business venture slanted towards hunting and outdoors activities along the general theme of “better living from the outdoors.” This teleseminar will be of value to anyone looking for new business opportunities, as many of the same steps apply.
Information for this seminar has been developed over the past three years and resulted in publishing 19 of 20 YouTube videos which take the viewers through the subject materials one topic at the time. A sample video may be seen at: http://youtu.be/hUDvet5WYAI. A written outline of the entire series follows the Press Release (below). This Release provides full details on the teleseminar.
Wm. Hovey Smith August 1, 2011
1325 Jordan Mill Pond Rd.
Sandersville, Georgia 31082
Free Teleseminar for Outdoor Business Start Ups
5:00 AM, August 18, 2011
Sandersville, GA. The world of outdoor activities is an exciting business opportunity for many men and women. The challenge is to take this desire, formulate a plan and successfully execute that plan to make it into an income-generating business in these difficult economic times.
Wm. Hovey Smith, the author of 15 books, blogger, playwright, videographer and radio host, will conduct a free teleseminar at 5:00 A.M. Eastern time on August 18, 2011, on “Starting an Outdoor Business.” This unusual time was selected so that those who have jobs or families can join in before the day’s usual activities prevent them from participating.
This will be a one hour call-in event. Those who wish to start their lives into a new direction can send an E-mail to email@example.com
, and the call-in number will be provided. They can also submit one question which Smith will attempt to answer during the event (as many as time permits), and there will also be a chance for questions during it. A written report will be available for a small fee following the teleseminar that will also give participants access to a private channel YouTube video of the seminar that they can share with others.
Outdoor-based businesses may have many aspects. They might be introducing a new product, re-packaging existing products, retail sales, public relations, writing, videography, producing artworks, real estate or combine several elements into a unique business model suited to an individual’s needs, interests and desires.
All of us are differently gifted and challenged. The trick is using what skills we have to best advantage, identifying and acquiring the skills that we do not have and turning these into a successful money-making business that can fulfill our needs.
These are the topics that this seminar will address. Join one of the most innovative thinkers in the outdoor business world in learning how to start your own successful business by sending your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org
and signing up for this exciting event. Registration closes at midnight Pacific Time on August 16.
Starting an Outdoor Business: 20 Tips for Success
Tip 1. Starting Your Outdoor Business
1. Control own destiny
3. Financial Security
4. Social Interactions
6. Meet Life Goals
7. Leave a Legacy
Tip 2. Live Your Passion: Convert your hobby into your business.
1. Creative Work
2. Mechanical Skills
Tip 3. Evaluate Your Skills
3. Self Starter
4. Tolerance for Long-Term Projects
Tip 4. Weighing Your Objectives
1. Income Gain
2. Income Loss
3. Supplemental Income
4. Material Accumulation
5. Stop-gap Employment
6. Resume Enhancement
Tip 5. Market Reach
1. Local – Often too small a vision
2. Regional – Better
3. National – Better Yet
4. International – Best
Tip 6. Prototyping Your Business Model
1. Time Required
2. Physical Plant
9. Many More: Attempt to foresee as completely as possible every aspect of your expenses and income. Be as realistic as possible. This is the information that you will take to your banker for a loan. Even if you don’t, you need to accurately know projected costs and income.
Tip 7. Judging the Competition
1. Local – Who, What, Where, What Price?
2. Regional “
3. National “
4. International “
5. Internet – Global reach, no store costs. How can I compete?
Tip 8. Fire in the Belly
1. Time Commitment
4. Overcoming Nay-sayers
5. Associate with Winners
6. Uncertainty about your commitment is an almost sure guarantee of failure.
Tip 9. Partnering
1. People with Complementary Skills
2. Need to Know Their Stuff
3. Barter Services
5. Partners May be Worldwide
Tip 10. Gathering Resources (Video not available)
1. Physical Plant
3. Electronics: Hardware and software.
4. Personal Comfort
5. Perishable Items
Tip 11. Training
1. Independent Study
2. Community Colleges
5. Senior Colleges and Universities
6. Special Courses
8. Business Coaching
Tip 12. Naming Your Business
1. Personal – Not the best.
2. Product – Name should say something about the products or work being done.
3. Generic Option – Class of things or services
4. Poor – Alphabet soup or cute names
5. Google Searchable
Tip 13. Legal Issues
1. Registering Your Brand
2. Copyrighting Products or Getting Patents
3. Deciding Legals: Incorporating, Partnership, Sole Proprietor, LLC
Tip 14. Financing
1. Self Financing
3. Bank Loan
4. Small Business Loan
5. Venture Capital
6. Credit Cards: WORST POSSIBLE CHOICE.
Tip 15. Launching
1. Pre-launch Buzz
2. Launch Announcements: Local, Regional, National.
3. Free Public Relations
4. Paid Ads
5. Multiple Media
Tip 16. Evaluation
1. Bottom Line – Sales vs. Expectations
2. Analysis – In House or Outside
3. Adjusting Business Plan
4. Evaluate Every Three Months
Tip 17. Going Global
1. International Sales
2. International Marketing
3. International Partners
4. Mostly Internet Enabled – Both growth in sales and business resources.
Tip 18. Liquidation
1. Selling Your Successful Business – All Out or Still In
2. Perils of Retained Interests
3. Liquidation of Assets
Tip 19. Restarts: Doing it Again
1. Starting a Second New Business
2. Related Field
4. Do Your Homework. Just because you had one successful business does not mean that your next attempt will succeed.
Tip 20. Passing On Your Business
6. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR BUSINESS TO SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT WANT IT.
Register for the free teleseminar by sending your E-mail address to email@example.com. No addresses will ever be sold or shared.