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In the aboriginal allotment of this series of articles, on managing your online bag at at ease, I wrote about the abounding management responsibilities and functions you accept rolled into one if you accept your own sole proprietor bag, with no staff. Your management assignment is maybe the most ambitious of all. You accept to administer yourself, in all those altered areas of your bag such as finance, marketing, purchasing and computing.

I accept that if you anticipate of your advanced at ease bag as having altered areas of management for you to concentrate on, you are added likely to succeed continued chat. If you can adopt some of the techniques of acceptable management, you will borderline up with a added sound bag that will stand the analysis of age. You will be a bigger accommodation maker, and it is decisions that dictate the progress or downfall of any bag. Accommodation manufacture needs to be unemotional and as scientific as possible, but as much as anything needs to be based on accepted sense. Acceptable management is generally a matter of accepted sense, and that is why I accept you, whatever your background, can amble a acknowledged bag limited alone by your ambitions.

The other advantage you will charge in abundance is patience, and this an area where you definitely charge to administer yourself. Impatience brings action into your accommodation manufacture. It again brings self criticism, or criticism of others, when none is either deserved or all-big. Patience, realism and accepted sense combined will contribute abundantly to manufacture you a acceptable bag employer. With those three attributes, you will be able-bodied placed to apprentice the skills of management in the context of your own baby bag. You will be able to apprentice how the altered functions of a bag relate to each other and interact.

That is not accessible, but over age, if you apply yourself, it will all fall into abode. This is where patience is basic. Your age or background accomplish not necessarily matter. I apperceive that in my unpunctual 20’s I did not really accept bag and how it all fitted at buttoned up. At 30, I knew I needed some sort of able qualification, and I decided on management accountancy. The syllabus was boxy, with 18 exams over 2 and a half to 5 age. What surprised me was the array of subjects to cover. There were exams in company constitution, bag constitution, economics, corporate planning, marketing, production, accommodation manufacture, cost accounting, management accounting, mathematics and statistics. Each subject was actual altered. Then, at the borderline, I suddenly realized that all of them knitted at buttoned up. The ones I hated (constitution) and loved (marketing) all had a abode in the scheme of things.

You, of course, accept no charge to study or be an expert in all of those things. But it does advice to at least be aware that some of them are, in their own road, critical to your accomplishment. If you are captivating a continued chat appearance of things, which you should be if you are austere about having your own at ease bag, you accept plenty of age to apprentice about those subjects that are most critical for your bag:


Whatever your bag, this is a actual critical function for you to accept and administer, so when it comes to learning all you can, financial management is a priority. Much of this is again accepted sense, and realism, and there are abounding tools around to advice you accumulate acceptable financial records. But as I mentioned before, it is decisions that dictate the progress or downfall of any bag. All decisions you accomplish will accept a financial appulse on your bag. However, acceptable financial records alone will not bring the reward of bigger accommodation manufacture. If you appetite to maximize the profits of your at ease bag, you may acquisition it helps to accept other, non-financial records to advice your decisions. I will altercate this added in allotment 3 of this series of articles.


Marketing is what I adulation most about bag, and it is equally big to finance in all chargeless enterprises. With an online bag, the marketing side is an ever moving area of expertise. Offline, marketing has continued since stabilised. Online, it has not stabilised at all; it is still developing and evolving. You charge to be aware of what’s happening in the apple of internet marketing, what has happened, and what is likely to happen. Always bethink, though, there will always be a financial appulse of your marketing decisions. You are obviously prepared to booty risks, as you accept started or are starting an online bag at at ease. As the employer of your bag you will charge to balance the financial and marketing conflicts as they arise. You accept to strike the adapted balance. If the finance director in you is too risk averse, you may stifle the advance of your bag. If the marketing director in you is too cavalier, and unrealistic about sales prospects, you may ruin your bag in one or two reckless decisions. Added on this in allotment 4.


If you are working online full age, or even allotment age, you will always charge to be looking out for developments in the arenas of software and the internet itself, and maybe at times hardware. You may come across software that either improves your efficiency, makes action much easier or takes you into a advanced and bigger road of working. This is another area where adeptness is adeptness. You charge to be competitive, and sometimes you will come across advanced software that will accomplish you added competitive. Ace shot to accumulate abreast of things in the software marketplace, as it affects your bag.

Age Management

While not a function according to finance or marketing, when you assignment at at ease alone you will acquisition that age management becomes answer to your accomplishment and enjoyment of working from at ease. It is a subject you should always be aware of and accomplish conscious decisions about. I will inscription added on this topic in allotment 5.

The above are aloof the answer areas where you charge to appearance your bag from a management viewpoint, and the list of course is not exhaustive. However, pament attention to these from a employer’s perspective, and you should statement in the continued amble. You will booty the leap from being “employee” to “boss”, even if you are the alone one you can be “boss” to.

About the author:
Roy Thomsitt is the owner and allotment author the at ease bag websites http://www.chicken feed-direction.comand

Originall posted November 20, 2012