What’s the Entrepreneur Trailmap?
We’ve created a trailmap for success where you can find the information you need for any particular stage of your business. Based on a ski resort trailmap, each post incorporates a color coded graphic (green, blue, black, double diamond or caution) to represent the corresponding topic being addressed. We encourage you to comment on these posts and share your own personal stories so everyone in this community can learn from one another.
If you’re ready to conquer the entrepreneur mountain but are just starting out, check out the GREEN course. This section is all about laying a solid foundation for success. If you’re already out of the starting gate, visit the BLUE course for tools and tips to help you promote your business online and offline. If you’re headed towards the finish line, then the BLACK course offers you information on generating revenue and creating revenue streams to help you survive. The DOUBLE DIAMOND course offers lots of good information about the mindset that is required to grow and maintain your business. Finally, each section has CAUTION warnings dispersed throughout since we all know that running a business can be extremely treacherous at times. Pay attention to these warning signs since they’re based on real-world experience. We’ve “been there, done that” and want to save you the trouble of going through some of the growing pains that we’ve personally experienced.
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Green: Laying the Foundation.
The green (beginner) course is all about laying a solid foundation for your business, especially online. In this phase of your online business, you’ll receive relevant tools, recommended resources and cautionary warnings such as:
- Caution: Don’t Be Another (Failure) Statistic
- Tip: 50 Tasks in 90 Days to Start your Biz
Don’t Fixate On The Competition
Blue: Promoting Your Business.
The blue (intermediate) course is all about promoting your business online. In this phase of your online business, you’ll receive relevant tools, recommended resources and cautionary warnings such as:
- Tip: Turn Twitter Followers into Blog Subscribers
- Caution: Don’t Assume You Know Your Audience
- Tool: Hootsuite
- Tool: Click-to-Tweet
- Tip: Email Prospecting
- Tool: Join.Me Screen Sharing
- Tool: Google+
- Tool: Brand Yourself
- Tip: 15 Ways To Gain Credibility
- Tool: Launchrock
Black: Making Money.
Get in the black and make money with the black (difficult) course. This course is all about generating income and creating revenue streams. In this phase of your online business, you’ll receive relevant tools, recommended resources and cautionary warnings such as:
- Tool: Meeting Ticker
- Tip: How To Attract More Money
- Tool: Shoeboxed
- Resources: 10 Resources You Need Now
- Tool: Square Payment System
- Don’t Get Lazy
- Tool: Amazon Associates
- Don’t Limit Your Income Streams
- Tool: Stripe Payments
Double Diamond: Maintaining the Mindset.
The double diamond (mindset) course is all about staying positive and focused. In this phase of your online business, you’ll receive relevant tools, recommended resources and cautionary warnings such as: