has the course taught me the rudiments of organization, but the
business fundamentals as well....All in all, it's been a good way to
acquaint one's self to the world of professional organization."
It is not difficult to get off the ground at all and I
landed my first job the first day I went out passing my
any business endeavor has a lot to do with your
marketing skills, so it is wise to absorb information in
this area. If you feel you have the skills but lack the
business and marketing know-how, you can get a lot of
the basics from books.
Creative marketing. I continually create promotional
activities to keep my business expanding to higher
levels of success. I review my marketing plan
quarterly, adding to it and tweaking it. I formulate a
program to implement my plan and that is continually
watched to ensure I meet certain targets, etc. I
constantly look at what others are doing to spark new
ideas for promoting my business. I diligently stay on
top of market trends and offer new services to meet
current demands (i.e., enhancing my Web site and using
the internet to help people).
You can contact the National Association of Professional
Organizers at www.napo.net.
You can find out about any local Chapters in your area
and meet other members there. You might also check your
phone directory under "organizing services" for
professional organizers in your area.