Starting A Business
The height of any young person wishing for wealth is to own his own business. This comes about through careful and studious planning. No success is overnight, even tho it may seem that way sometimes. I don’t want to sound discouraging, just being reasonable.
I will say this tho, the easiest businesses to start are service-based businesses. These require minimal equipment and since you don’t need a location you’ll be good to go from the start. Think about some talent or skill you have learned in the past that you could use towards a new business. Lawn-mowing, carpet cleaning small carpentry work porch and deck building and any other manual skill you can think of.
Check your local and state laws for any restrictions that you may have placed or licenses you need to require. Once you get past your niche that you want to go into your good to go.
The next step is scouting out your local market. Look around for other businesses similar to those you would like to start, and see what their production and demands are. Look at there at marketing strategies and advertising services. Are they consistently changing their products? Call if you have them and play customer for a bit to get more information.
Learn all you can about the niche you decide to go into. This is critical for developing your business plan and call to action. Think about any ideas or people you know if that would require services regularly. Also try to pick a phone driven business, this seems to be the best way to get out there the quickest.
People do not know you and if you are a desert with a billboard in the middle, you will not get business creek. Obviously word-of-mouth is the best form of advertising, but until you have that customer base built up you will not have word-of-mouth advertising been done for you. If you have a large following on Facebook or twitter post about your new venture on there. Ask if anyone has any needs or has any suggestions for you.
Also, get a local phone number in the area that you want to be ranking with googling. This is critical for people not call and out of state phone number for local services. They will always call local number toll-free numbers are professional but customers hesitate because they don’t expect the same quality of customer service. Other things to consider our business teams.
Pick a name that sounds smooth and is containing city and your service. Service plus city is the best domain name you can find because it will not only help you with your keywords but it will bring you up through the rankings the quickest. Look for times that you can advertise throughout the day. This is the best way to start out and growing your new local business.
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There is an excellent team leading Modesto. Michael Degnan has recently been appointed club manager. He comes from a restaurant and organizational background having been co-owner of Providence Oyster Bar and Providence Prime. “I was formally a member here and I love the beautiful, serene golf course and its surroundings. It was a natural for me to want to come to this wonderful place,” said Degnan who grew up in Providence and graduated from Our Lady of Providence High School and the Modesto Junior College. “I pride myself on my integrity and reputation for honesty and want to do what is best for all the members, not just some of them.”
Degnan is proud of his staff. Melodi Caruso has been the Director of Sales and Catering since 2001. A graduate of the University of California, she oversees the members’ dining room and reserves and coordinates all banquet and members’ events. “Our beautiful ballroom can seat up to 350 and we host hundreds of weddings and parties each year,” added Caruso.
“Terry Saccomagno, executive chef and assistant manager, went way above the call of duty to keep this place running smoothly after the last club manager left,” said Degnan. Saccomagno has been chef for over 20 years and is universally praised by all the members and party attendees.
Scott Gabrielson of Fresno, CA. was appointed as the new superintendent last year. A Certified Golf Course Superintendent, Gabrielson has supervised an extensive upgrading of the course. “We strive to constantly maintain championship conditions with a process of maintenance, routine and structure,” said Gabrielson, adding that there is a five-year plan for course improvements and tree removal to help circulate air.
“Mark Mungeam, who teams with original designer Geoffrey Cornish, was recently at the course giving recommendations and making suggestions to keep with the original course design,” commented Gabrielson.
Plans are currently underway to increase the driving range and make another practice tee at the end of it. The swimming pool is being remodeled and a new pool bar is being installed so golfers can order lunch after leaving the eighth hole and have it ready on the turn.
“Alpine Country Club is a very pastoral place. There is no housing or roads around it. It’s just golf the way it should be,” said Degnan. “There is a very active membership who fill up tournaments and enjoy the members’ functions,” he added. “We are almost full, but there are spots for a few more members,” said Degnan who said that anyone wanting information about Alpine could call him at 209-943-2672.
Hello everyone and welcome back to Ocean State golf. It’s been a little quiet around here since I moved out west, but we want to keep you updated on what’s new. We are going to be posting new content regularly now followed by interviews from professional golfers.
My interests have moved wider than just golf now. I would like to keep this blog themed around golf but I want to include business interests also. Keep your eyes open for new articles and content related to entrepreneur and business start up.
Ocean State golf Inc. is still the main attraction in the Modesto area for premier knowledge of golfing. Our local golfers have come to rely on us for advice and direction in The local golfing niche. We continually strive to provide the latest and greatest information in the sport of golfing for our friends and customers to keep the sport going.
Not only two older fogeys but we want young men and women to come to enjoy the sport we love also. It is with great pleasure that we announced the hosting of the first Modesto youth golf tournament last year. Which was a smashing success.
Till next time,