The term “Business Professional” evokes a certain persona. We think of the person in a business suit, with a brief case, going to an office to do business. The vision includes ‘in person’ meetings with business colleagues and clients, reporting to a boss or supervisor or in some way being accountable for one daily output or production.
This is not necessarily the persona today. Many business professional are now working from home, in their causal clothes, even, sometimes, their pajamas. They are accountable to no one but themselves. They carry no brief cases and their business meetings are conducted via the phone, video connections and the Internet. This is today’s new business professional.
What is necessary to conduct business in this fusion? Well, almost certainly, an Internet connection and a phone (although the phone may be an adjunct to your Internet connection). You’ll need a business plan/strategy and the knowledge to implement it. You won’t have to devise all these plans and strategies yourself, there are many business opportunities already researched and laid out for one to follow. Some opportunities require a great deal of thought and implementation. Others just require you to follow a plan.
It is helpful to have an array of business tools and skills. Or, at least, access to resources that can provide the tools or skills needed for one’s business transactions. The best business people have learned to utilize other people’s skills to carry out certain aspects of their business. One need not be a “super sales person” to sell their own products. One need not be a “great” graphics designer to produce that “great” promotion piece. Need an article directed at a particular niche, you don’t have to be a “great writer,” you’ll find an abundant supply of PLR (Private Label Rights) articles oriented toward virtually any niche you can imagine. And so it goes with almost any aspect of today’s business.
Virtually all skills, tools and resources one needs to conduct almost any kind of business are available on the Internet. Need someone to “sell” your products — create an affiliate program and enlist the help tens to thousands of willing and able “sales people.” Need graphic design for a promotional piece or a web site design? Run a simple Google search for the type of project you have in mind and you will find many qualified associates to work with.
Want to promote your own product, then maybe you need an SEO (search engine optimization) consultant to help you be found by your target market. Or do you even know who your target market is? There are many researchers available on the Internet who can help you define and find just the right market segment.
Many “New Business Professionals” do want to do all or most of the actions making up their business themselves. Whether you want help with the actual actions comprising your business or want to do it all yourself, the Internet can increase your reach and the perception of your size. People want to deal with the largest, best business they can find. With the proper plan and strategy, your business can fit the bill. Having as much business knowledge and as many business tools possible will help create the success you desire