Every day, we meet with new small business owners. They always have the same questions about their businesses. This paper is to provide some simple answers to the most common questions.

For instance, when a farmer plants a seed, it grows into a tree that continues to provide food for the farmer over a long period of time so long as the tree is properly nurtured. But when a hunter kills an animal, the meat cannot sustain him for long, so he constantly needs to be hunting for animals to kill every time he needs to eat.

Whether you’re just getting started building your social media network or you’re a seasoned pro who’s thinking about doing a major re-haul, here are seven steps you can take to help you build the right connections.

You may be convinced that sending cards will be a good thing for your Job offers, but you’re not sure where the time will come from to write and send all these cards. A simple way to do it, is to make it part of your routine. Once a day or once a week, write a quick card to someone. If you make it a habit, it will only take a few minutes from your busy schedule. Another option is to use an automated online system, like Send Out Cards to make it easier.

From day one you should set aside time on a regular basis for strategic planning. I recommend having a formal planning session. I might be biased, but if you hold at least quarterly preferably monthly board meetings you are forced to do strategic planning. By holding regular board meetings growing a small business will happen. You also gain the advantage of looking critically at your business on a regular basis. Which bring us to the following question.

Many of the home business entrepreneurs build their business connections part-time, while working in their day job. However, many also bring their ’employee-mindset’ with them into home business. As stated in reason number two, they have false expectations, and expect huge money to be made in short periods of time.

If you dream of having your own home business, you can finally discover a legitimate home business that has the best chance of being successful. And then, you can start your own home based business now. Why wait any longer?

So, these are the 5 iPhone apps that I use to assist in my business networking activities. I guess you could say while I love my computer, I can’t carry it in my pocket. Plus, the iPhone is so much fun!