Business Venture

31 Mar

I have a home business idea that I’m pursuing. My youngest has asthma and I used to miss a ton of work. Even with FMLA, my old job got tired of me missing work. Now that I’m ready to enter the working world again, I’ve decided that the best course for me, is to work from home. I’ve recently been told that my editing isn’t a job because I don’t have set hours at a set pay. I disagree that the time and money must be preset, so I’m trying to open a data entry business.

I’ve been writing a business plan, researching marketing and brainstorming like mad. I’ve created flyers and a prototype for a postcard that I want to mail out. The problem is that I’ve got a month to get my first client. A month to prove that it can work, that I can get business. I’ve looked up the businesses that different websites have recommended to see about picking up work overflow. Well, the issue with that route is that my city doesn’t have any of those businesses.

I’m going to type my information from the flyer and would love to hear what y’all think of it.

“Scooper’s Data is a data entry business that is scheduled to begin operations on March 30, 2007. Scooper’s Data will be a sole proprietorship, owned by Stacy Cooper. Stacy left the industrial field to complete a BA in English and found a need for data entry in her community. Scooper’s Data will provide affordable data entry services for the individual and small business.

Scooper’s Data promises a quick turnaround on projects at an affordable price. We will take your paper copies and create an electronic copy for easy access, enabling you to dispose of unwanted/unnecessary excess paper.

Remember Scooper’s Data for all your data entry and word processing needs. We do not charge an hourly fee, preferring to base the fee upon the job.”

 Starting a business, marketing any ideas y’all have would be wonderful.

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6 Responses to “Business Venture”

  1. rhian March 31, 2007 at 10:00 am #

    yo wenchly – just a quickie glance and analysis leads to these suggesitons:
    1. on press release it’s okay to mention when you’re opening for business, do NOT put it into your pr / marketing materials. People are less likely to work with a newbie – they don’t want to take the chance.
    2. “Scooper’s Data will provide affordable data entry services for the individual and small business…” should say:
    Scooper’s Data provides affordable data entry services for individuals and small businesses.
    3. Pretty much everywhere you have a future tense, it needs to have a current tense: we are, we do, we kick ass… (grin)
    4. it’s driving me batty… i’m emailing you my rewrite of the writeup and you can use or not. Just don’t tell anyone i did this for free…shhhhhh…..

  2. scooper March 31, 2007 at 2:25 pm #

    rhian- Thanks for all the tips. I wondered about the date being on the flyers. I worded everything according to a future opening date. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all the help you’ve given me.

  3. T. Sue VerSteeg March 31, 2007 at 11:08 pm #

    Hey sweets! I don’t know what kind of help I can be, but I hope you know that I will do whatever I can! Just holler at me and I’ll make it happen 🙂

  4. scooper April 1, 2007 at 6:34 pm #

    Toni- You know you’re my bouncin’ ideas partner. You’ll be feeling like a rubber ball before you know it.

  5. Gypsy April 2, 2007 at 10:24 am #

    Good luck! My best advice is get plenty of business cards and hand them out wherever you go. 🙂

  6. Holly April 4, 2007 at 10:57 pm #

    GOOD LUCK! Keep us posted about the progress…and if you grow so much you need employees. 😛

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