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Spring Cleaning

Take a day to dust off your old business ideas and see if they still shine.

This story appears in the February 2005 issue of Start Up.

As entrepreneurs, ideas constantly run through our heads, but we don't always have time to implement them. We add those ideas to our to-do lists, but then often neglect them. If you're feeling discouraged about moving your ideas forward, here is a way to rekindle your fire, refresh your goals and finally make some progress: Set a date within the next week for an "idea-implementation day"--a time to free your imagination to make a plan for accomplishing a specific goal.

Begin by defining your goal--you cannot succeed if you don't know where you're going. Then:

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