Why milestones are so important for your business...

Solo-preneurs and small business owners become so overwhelmed at times with the daily routine of running their business that they keep pushing to the back burner an essential element--planning.

There are a great deal of really good collaboration/project management tools that are web-based (my favorite) and there are project management software brands that require you to download.  I use CentralDesktop, which is web-based, but this is not a promotional blast for any cloud or collaboration brand in particular.  This blog post is about a feature that is prime on the best of the best of collaboration workspaces that I wanted to shine a light on.  This feature is the"MILESTONE"

Milestones can be used for individual projects as well as a way to keep an eye on how your business plan is developing whether short or long term.
It can be used for personal accountability and when working with a team, it's a way to define goals and ensure that everyone stays on task.  You know that feeling you get when you complete a project?  Such a rush, a sense of accomplishment and you really want to celebrate! Integrating milestones in your business processes, especially if your teams are working with you remotely, is the best thing you can do to get that rush of accomplishment every time.

A milestone is your overall goal.  Take for instance your business is expanding and you need to develop a new department within your company.  That would be considered a milestone with a realistic target date for when that department would be functional.  You may need to recruit new staff, develop job descriptions, operating procedures, add this department to your intranet, website, etc.  All of these components would be broken down into tasks and possibly assigned to people on your team with timelines to reach your milestone goal.  Your project management software of choice is crucial to be utilized for something like this so your project can move along with efficiency and powerful teamwork.

So whatever collaboration/project management brand you decide to invest in, stay on task by using that "Milestone" feature!  It paves the way for you and your team to C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E!

Lighthouse Series: "Warfare Strategies" feat. Minister Debra Gilbert

Join us online on Thurs., July 21st @ 7pm (et) for Freedom Worship Ministries Lighthouse Series, "Warfare Strategies" featuring Min. Debra Gilbert.   Register here: http://bit.ly/jY9PNJ

This is a FREE, live internet event. Speaker donations via Paypal. 

Lighthouse Series: "Consecration" feat. Minister Cindy Holmes

Join us online on Thurs., June 23rd @ 7pm (et) for Freedom Worship Ministries Lighthouse Series, "Consecration" featuring Min. Cindy Holmes.  Discover the blessings of consecration.   

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Lighthouse Music Sessions : East Coast/West Coast blessings this month!

Freedom Worship Ministries presents...Lighthouse Music Sessions with featured guests:

Tony Wilkins 
Thursday, May 19th at 4pm(pt)/7pm(et) 
Donald Robinson, S.O.W. Productions 
Thursday, May 26th at 4pm(pt)/7pm(et).

These are music industry professionals with a wealth of insight and wisdom to share. Don't miss this FREE, live internet event!

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Join us next Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 4pm(pt)/7pm(et) for Freedom Worship Ministries Lighthouse Series, "Keys to Studying God's Word" webinar featuring Pastor Regina Garder.

This is a FREE internet event.  Donations will be taken via Paypal in support of Pastor Gina's ministry, Missions For Christ Ministries.  Click below to register:


Join us this Thursday, April 7th @ 4pm (pst)/7pm (est) for Freedom Worship Ministries Lighthouse Series first worship session with our guest, Manuel Garcia.

This is a FREE, internet event.  Donations will be taken via Paypal in support of Manuel's Ecuador missions trip.  Click below to register: