When it comes to the Olympics, most people either love them or hate them. The fact that the internationally recognized sporting event gives even power-walkers the chance to earn a gold medal goes to show that anyone, no matter their sport of choice, can achieve their dream. However, a gold-medal goal can easily be set, but it takes determination, support, discipline and money to get Olympic athletes to the games every four years. Starting and maintaining an online business calls for the same regimen to succeed.

Step 1: Dream, Plan, then Get Determined

Whether you have a brick-and-mortar storefront or a virtual marketplace, it’s likely you didn’t just go lease a space or pay a random website developer to get started. (If you did, we probably know how that relationship ended.) In fact, you probably had a plan for your business. And before you had a plan, you likely had a dream or vision.

Not all great athletes are Olympians and in business, not all businesses will succeed. There has to be a powerful driving force to build your business and to succeed. If you have a dream, then a successful and experienced development firm will know how to help you develop the right strategy and plan to execute your dream.

Up next in this series: No wonder the word mate is in team.

Remember:  The 2012 Summer Olympic Games begin Friday, July 27th
and last through Saturday, August 12th.




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