THE KISS PRINCIPLE, MICROBUSINESS
ignored, the K.I.S.S. Principle (Keep It Small and Simple) is seldom used in
business literature. The reason for this is that Big Business is generally
the source of most studies leading to learned business papers, studies and
books. Due to the specialized nature of these studies, they tend to be morcelled and hard to understand, by most of us. They concern themselves
with the author's area of specialization and, usually, tend to ignore the
business is obscured in such a way, that aspiring businessmen will see only
complications and difficulties, to the point of discouragement, instead of
seeing opportunities. This book is to bring business back to its basic
components and this is why it is about Microbusiness.
Microbusiness is a very small business, with less than five (5) employees,
including the owner, and with first year sales of less than $500,000.
Microbusiness has been going on since the beginning of
time, when two of our distant ancestors decided to trade something they had
for something they did not have, but wanted. All the ingredients of modern
business were there:
- a product (the result of effort)
sellers (to bring the product to market)
customers (people who wanted the product and were willing to pay or trade
finance (negotiation to determine fair value)
(a completed transaction)
- a location (the market)
was the first microbusiness and, also, the first application of the KISS
microbusiness is not much different than the preceding example, but, it has
the advantage of Planning, derived from the Military Arts.
Planning, this will guide the aspiring entrepreneur to lay down the
foundations of his dream business and lead his efforts to the successful
start of a sound business venture.
Planning is the logical, step by step and intelligent
application of knowledge to attain a goal.
This book is a "how to" method of planning a
microbusiness,a sequential approach to making a dream come true, the dream
of starting a microbusiness.
In the following chapters, the author, will disappear, to
be replaced by "I, me, my, myself..." of the aspiring entrepreneur. Planning
and starting a microbusiness is such a personal experience, that the only
way to do it justice, is to use "I". In the following chapters, "I", the
entrepreneur, will look at "myself", as an entrepreneur and as a person,
then, at the Market, at organization, at business structures, at finances
and at the choices "I" have in starting "my" business.