Starting a Small Business

Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 011.
Many families today feel trapped by dead end jobs that barely make ends meet.   Even so, there is a perceived safety net in an expected paycheck, and with the struggling economy, any job is better than no job at all.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way.  America is still the Land of Opportunity and with the right mindset and business plan, you can create a business that  not only meets your financial needs, but that can grow and provide a retirement and a future for your family.

Once you have the right mindset, begin to go about it in the right way.  If your dream is a small business, start laying the foundation today.  Use some of the many resources on the web to put together a business plan.  Read lots of business and marketing books.  And mostly, start to dream and dream big!

In this podcast episode, I share some of the things that I have learned from starting and building Goat Milk Stuff.  Plus Jade and Brett join me at the end for their opinion on the business.

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Please leave me a comment and let me know if you have a dream of starting a small business or if you’re happy with the career you have.  I’d love to hear about your dreams and goals.

Thanks for listening!  Please join me next week as Karyn Ranzau and I discuss her business, The Little Pink Ladybug.

 

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  • Jonie

    Hi PJ!

    Thanks for sharing with us the hard work and rewards of having a small business. Although I don’t have any current plans of starting a small business, I did enjoy the podcast because I prefer shopping with small businesses whenever possible. I’m learning that you get the best items (better for you and many times better prices) when shopping small business. Plus, it helps our local economies. I think the dedication and passion it takes to have your own small business is typically a good sign that people actually believe in what they are selling, and it’s not just mass production to become rich (like many big businesses). I appreciate all your family’s sacrifices and hard work to bring us products that are wonderful! I also enjoyed Jade & Brett on the podcast, today! 🙂 You & Jim are raising great children!!

    • Thanks so much for the kind words, Jonie! We appreciate all your support!!

      PJ

  • Salena

    PJ,

    Thank you so much for your podcast I have been thinking about starting a small business and have been stressing about how to do it with no money which like you said is next to impossible. Thank you for telling me what I needed to hear. Get out of debt before you start a business is great advice. It is great that you include all of your kids in your business I hope to do the same with my four boys. Again thank you.

    • Hi Salena,

      I’m glad that the podcast was helpful to you! There is so much that you can do right now to get ready for starting your business. The best thing is to write a business plan. You’ll learn so much putting one together. You can just google “business plan form” and start answering questions. You’ll be in a much better place to start it having done that!

      PJ

  • John Donica

    PJ:

    Great info. Can I make a suggestion? Show us the length of your podcasts (before we start listening) so that we’ll know how much time we should set aside for in listening.

    Thanks again for the great info!

    • Thanks, John – that’s a great idea! I’m so used to seeing the the time on itunes, I never thought to put it on the blog post. I can easily start to do that.

      PJ

      • Ms. Cleo

        Hi PJ, and John
        I listen on from your Blog and it does show the time of the entire podcast. I’m just saying. I knew it was 44 minutes and 41 sec. long.

        • goatmilkstuff

          Hi Cleo – yes, it does now. But it didn’t two years ago. It’s a lot easier this way. 🙂 PJ