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Amanda McCormick

Set Yourself Up for Success in 2013!

By December 9, 2012

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It's that time of year again -- that moment where we look back, take stock, reflect and make a whole new set of resolutions and goals for the New Year.

I know that 2012 was a big year for me -- it was the year that I finally took the plunge and went into business for myself. There were a lot of surprises and rich rewards to the process and I am extremely thankful for every opportunity that's come my way this year, including this one, the opportunity to be your guide to entrepreneurship here at About.com.

So I'd like to make a pact with all of you. Let's make 2013 the year of entrepreneurship. The year you finally take the plunge. The year you take your business to the next level.

In order to help you do that, every month, I'll be organizing content around a theme aimed at helping you to realize your entrepreneurial goals.

A sneak peak:

  • January: Research
  • February: Business Plan
  • March: Funding
  • April: Starting Up
  • May: Marketing/Branding

And that's just the first five months! You can see a breakdown of the whole year with more detail on topics here.

Want to know how you can take part in this daring experiment? Well, first of all, leave me a comment to know that you're in, and furthermore, make sure that you're signed up for the newsletter. That will make sure you'll get the freshest new content hot off the presses each week.

December 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm
(1) Annette McCormick says:

I am in, can’t wait to get started

December 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm
(2) Patricia Nolan says:

I am in. I welcome the challenge of making 2013 the year my business reaches the next level!

December 14, 2012 at 1:56 am
(3) Ram Bahadur KC says:

The article about making 2013 entrepreneurial year is quite interesting & i express my interest in it as i was myself long an entrepreneur.

Thank you & look forward..

December 14, 2012 at 2:00 am
(4) Ram Bahadur KC says:

Idea exciting. I want to be in.

Thanks & look forward

December 16, 2012 at 6:53 am

Looking forward for your great ideas in 2013

December 16, 2012 at 8:54 am
(6) George Mutua says:

i cant wait to learn more.

December 17, 2012 at 7:00 am
(7) ken says:

I am so in!

December 17, 2012 at 8:59 pm
(8) Lindy Moran says:

Thank for the opportunity to learn and be successful. Will be awaiting each email.

December 17, 2012 at 10:50 pm
(9) achsan says:

I am in. Let’s get started

December 18, 2012 at 9:57 am
(10) Syreeta says:

I’m ready to take my business to the next level in 2013! I am especially looking forward to your funding month. Everyone says the same thing as far as investors and loans but I really want you to keep it real with this. The truth is is that loans are hard to come by if your credit is not perfect, investors are interested in certain businesses, and grants are mainly for government contracts. Please give me more options than that!

December 18, 2012 at 11:48 am
(11) olu says:

I soooooo in and ready for business

December 19, 2012 at 12:53 am
(12) olive says:


December 19, 2012 at 3:22 am
(13) Rizwan says:

I am ready for the next year being in, thanks.

December 19, 2012 at 12:37 pm
(14) Karuna Singh says:

Sounds fantastic!1 Just the opportunity I have been waiting for..
Thanks for organizing it..

December 20, 2012 at 10:09 am
(15) Debbie says:

Count me in. I would like the structure.

December 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm
(16) Virginia says:

I would really like to take my business to next level aswell.

December 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm
(17) nwankpa uchechukwu says:

That’s great! Am in .

December 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm
(18) Nwankpa Uchechukwu says:

That’s great.Am in.As a sculptor,am set to take my works to the top.

December 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm
(19) Susan says:

I’m in but need an idea to start. My previous idea was stalled by the economy.

December 25, 2012 at 6:34 am
(20) N.Ross says:

I’m all in!!

December 27, 2012 at 3:42 am
(21) Leather Designer says:

I am “in.” the March and May topics are the ones on which i am eager to receive detailed info.

December 28, 2012 at 12:44 am
(22) Sola says:

I’m in, thanks for the resource.

December 30, 2012 at 5:03 pm
(23) Gerardo says:

Let’s do it together for the betterment of Entrepreneurship !

January 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm
(24) Vincenza says:

I am Vincenza and looking forward to start with it. I thank you for your commitment and am going to follow your activity, with interest. I want to be back in freelance translation. Have a nice 2013.

January 5, 2013 at 6:43 am
(25) Ray says:

I m in. I also invite potential investors to South Africa……………( Succesfful Partnership)

January 24, 2013 at 6:06 pm
(26) Juan Carlos Castillo says:

I’m in! I spent 2012 traveling the united states, recording and promoting LOCAL music for my podcast (Schwilly Family Roadtrip available through iTunes). This year I want to turn my recording skill in to a viable business and reshape the music industry as it currently exists!

January 24, 2013 at 6:20 pm
(27) Carlos says:

I’m in! I spent 2012 recording and producing a local music podcast. Now I’d like to turn my skill and experience into a real business!

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