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Old 2nd November 2009, 10:40 AM   #1
Sandra Hayden
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My name is Sandra & I need your help. I and determined to set up my own business and I would love your guidance.
I am middle age, single mother. My training is in accounting, I have spent several years in management accounting but I have no desire to be in this field any longer. I have always loved working with children & feel most joyful when doing so. Today my regret is not attending to teachers college after leaving university. Whatever I do, I would love to do with children, teens or outreach for women in need. I point to Women in need because I get an enormous amount of spiritual satisfaction when I do volunteer work. I hope I have provided enough information in order for you to advice as to the best business to start with.

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Old 3rd November 2009, 07:50 PM   #2
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Hello Sandra,

Welcome, and you are in the right place.

I hear what your interests are: helping others, women, teens and children. Also you are burned out on accounting.

OK, first off you need a plan of action. If helping others is really your goal you could do an online coaching service (assuming you are looking to work from home). Or you could start a fundraiser type of organization. I believe http://guidestar.org has a lot of information. Or something completely different. It's up to you.

Your interests are clear and good. What you need now is:

1) A plan of action/ goals
2) What is your target audience?
(seems like women, teens & children)
3) How do you plan to market to this audience?
4) What is your budget?
If you are looking to reduce risks, by working at the beginning on a shoe-string budget, then you need to look at what services are available to you in terms of your business/goals and how you can apply them.
5) Have a good look around this forum. There is lots of good advice here.

If you have any other questions please feels free to ask. If I don't have the answer, there are plenty of other people here that do. Also remember the more specific you can be the better people can help, answer and direct you.

Good luck to you and your endeavors,
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Old 3rd November 2009, 08:38 PM   #3
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Perhaps if you like working with children so much, a daycare?

And welcome to the forum!

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