One of the simplest and most effective things I’ve done for my business is to finally sit down and write a business plan. I avoided doing this for three years. I had all sorts of reasons why I didn’t think it was necessary, and I had even more ideas about how hard it would be to do. Silly me.
I can’t wait to interview Melodie Lane, National Marketing Manager from the â€œOne Page Business Planâ€ Company for my next teleseminar in the WoMEN: What Mom Entrepreneurs Need teleseminar series. This will be the third installment in the WoMEN series, and it will take place next Tuesday, April 28th, at Noon ET on my BlogTalkRadio show.
I had the good fortune of meeting Melodie on twitter (no surprise there!). Here’s a little background on her so you will know where she’s coming from and a picture of her with her four fabulous boys:
Three and a half years ago, Melodie was launching her last business as an independent project manager and attended a local workshop on how to write a â€œOne Page Business Plan.â€ There she met Jim Horan, founder and CEO of the â€œOne Page Business Plan.â€ Jim became her first client and dear friend. Today, Melodie is an integral part of the company as the National Marketing Manager. She loves doing this job within the sisterhood of moms and enjoys the opportunities the company provides her to do what she is passionate about-helping people turn their ideas into thriving businesses. She has also built two successful businesses from the ground up and considers herself an entrepreneur at heart. Melodie is a busy, single mom living in Pleasant Hill, CA with her four boys.
The â€œOne Page Business Planâ€ Company is an international consulting firm with over 450 consultants. They specialize in helping business owners â€œre-thinkâ€ their businesses and then help them construct extraordinarily clear and concise strategic business plans-on a single page. The original â€œOne Page Business Planâ€ book has been an Amazon.com best seller for over 11 years. Their next book, due out this summer, is the â€œOne Page Business Plan for Women in Business.â€