Many brands the world over are remembered because of their visual identity. They were not built on simple simple visual elements, of course. However, these elements play an important role in how they are perceived. The look of the brand as it is represented by such visuals is a unique...
Do you find it difficult to keep track of the action steps that you have mapped out for each month? Does it get confusing when you end up working on different steps or milestones at the same time? You probably already have your quarterly goals and your monthly goals set...
Are you looking to take your startup planning a step further? This monthly goals template will help you to plot out each month in detail. If you have done your Startup Planning Quarterly Goals and found it useful, our monthly goals template is a logical next step. Taking your planning...
Did you complete a startup planning process before you launched your business? Startup planning is very important, even if what you have is just a short list or chart based on your general goals. You need to be able to see where your company will be after at least the...
Are you an aspiring business owner? Have you struggled with your startup vision? You are not alone. Many entrepreneurs find this small piece of paper a daunting challenge. I’m sure that you know who you are. And I’m guessing that you have a pretty good idea of what you want...
When starting a business, one of the first things that you need to do is research your competition. You need to know who else is in the line of business that you are about to enter. This is an important step because it shows you what you need to do...
One of the most basic things that you will need to do when starting a business is create a company name. But it can be one of the hardest. Where do you even start? Should I go abstract and build my company image later? Should I create a company name...
25 Business Ideas for Beginners in 2017 Ready to start a business? …but don’t know where to start? I’ve definitely been in the same situation through my entrepreneurial journey and I wanted to put together 25 business ideas for beginners who are looking to start up. If you’re like most...
Have you ever been asked the question, “where do you see yourself in one year?” or “where do you see your company in one year?” Both questions focus on the one year vision that you have in your mind and it’s a clear indicator of how clear you are on...
Are you someone that has a lot of business ideas? Do you wonder if the could become profitable ventures and if you could be the person leading the charge? I have these thoughts all of the time and, in face, I’ve been having them for the past 10 years or...
Understanding Startup Theory Since August of 2015, I’ve been writing on ConnorGillivan.com about my experiences as an eCommerce entrepreneur. I started two new companies in the beginning of 2016, eCommetize and FreeeUp and have been on a mission to document the first year of growing both businesses for the benefit...
Quick Recap Up until now, we’ve covered the Four Pillars of Startup that help us to better understand the people we need, the product we are building, the financials necessary, and the customer market. As has been explained, it is important to fully understand these aspects of your business idea...
A New Focus for ConnorGillivan.com For the past 5 months or so, I have been creating content inspired from my past experiences as an entrepreneur. While I have been happy with the value of the content, I felt like something was missing. If you didn’t already know, I am in...
Have You Set your New Years Resolutions Yet? This is the time of the year when everyone is concerned with their newly created New Years resolutions. We all fathom up new ideas of what we want to achieve in the new year and we share that goal(s) with friends, family,...
As the best of mentors will tell you…”you can’t succeed and continue to grow without experiencing failure.” This post is both an account of success and the lessons that I learned along the way while using the vision statement to build my eCommerce company. Taking the Vision Statement for a...
This Post To complement the self definitions that I have provided for the mission statement and a number of other general business terms, I will share my understanding of the vision statement from my experiences as an entrepreneur. Defining the Vision Statement The Book Definition If you have ever taken...
Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur, a current business owner, or an employee within a company, you will at some point in your professional career need to fully understand the purpose of the mission statement on your organization. This simple yet powerful grouping of words has become a staple within...
We all have goals throughout our lives and yet time and time again we are derailed from seeing them through to the finish line. In this post, I will share with you a simple process for creating a strategic plan that will allow you to keep steady on your path...
Welcome! Today, I’d like to share some more wisdom on how to plan your work week to best thrive as an entrepreneur. I have been testing different personal and company organizational methods for the past 5 years and want to help as you attempt to make the most of your time....
In this column, I am going to be discussing the importance of structure within your workday and how to effectively organize each day to best utilize your time. Being an entrepreneur or a young professional, time is easily one of your most valuable commodities. In order to climb the ranks...
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