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St. Louis Resident Dean Spasser Offers Tips on Starting Your Own Business

In Marketing on October 4, 2011 at 12:40 pm
Dean Spasser

Dean Spasser

According to St. Louis businessman Dean Spasser, statistics show that those who own their own business lead happier, more productive lives. This information comes at no surprise to Dean Spasser, who has seen this firsthand in his work with aspiring entrepreneurs.

Working from home in general can bring greater happiness, Dean Spasser believes, because of the personal satisfaction that comes from self-motivation. A St. Louis resident, Dean Spasser has seen the difference in his clients who have been able to go from having a boss constantly hovering to being able to work independently.

Dean Spasser also points to studies that have shown that starting your own business can lead to greater wealth. While business ownership certainly comes with risks, business owners also have the satisfaction that comes from building something from the ground up and reaping rewards from it, Dean Spasser says. But in a downtrodden economy, Dean Spasser is often asked how to find the capital necessary to start a home-based business.

Investment capital can be one way to start a business for next-to-nothing, Dean Spasser says. Investors are eager to find entrepreneurs with great ideas, according to Dean Spasser, and all you’ll give in return is a percentage of the profits. Dean Spasser advises weighing your start-up costs against how much you’re willing to give up on the backend. You’ll also want to consider how much control you’ll allow any investors to have over the business. Dean Spasser advises putting all of this in writing up front so neither of you have surprises down the road.

For those who are able to, Dean Spasser recommends starting small. Is your idea one you can do on the side at firstuntil you’re making enough money to quit your day job?Dean Spasser tells clients to keep in mind that a new business can also take a while to turn a profit, as start-up costs must be paid off using any income. If possible, find a business idea that costs as little financial investment as possible at first. St. Louis’ Dean Spasser reminds clients that by using modern technology, today’s start-up can avoid traditional expenses like print mailings. Consider doing business by phone and Skype when able, Dean Spasser advises, which will defray travel expenses and allow you to interact with people in a wider range of locations.

About Dean Spasser

St. Louis entrepreneur Dean Spasser has dedicated the last two decades of his professional life to the serving people through a direct mail marketing business. In the early 1990s, Dean Spasser saw the need for a centralized hub of trustworthy home worker information. Spasser witnessed, and personally experienced, the frustration that hard working Americans were feeling in their quest for financial stability. Dean Spasser’s St. Louis, Missouri-based firm, American Publications, offered people a comprehensive list of reliable work from home opportunities. Dean Spasser’s company provided information about which corporations and small businesses were hiring remote workers and warned about which companies were nothing more than a scam.

Dean Spasser’s real estate background as a commercial leasing agent in St. Louis gave him valuable people and business experience. Dean Spasser spent ten years uniting shop owners seeking affordable retail space with malls looking to fill empty slots. Additionally, as a real estate professional, he helped St. Louis office buildings thrive by effectively marketing workspace to business owners. Dean Spasser soon saw he had a talent for successfully matching groups searching for each other, and set out to build his own home based business focused on bringing employers and workers together. Dean Spasser continues those efforts today.

Educationally, Dean Spasser earned a degree in Business Accounting from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Spasser graduated in 1982 after working his way though college while finding time to actively participate in academic and other activities, including his fraternity. While Dean Spasser was a student in St. Louis, an interest in finance played alongside a desire to succeed by planting seeds that root this well-rounded businessman today. Spasser is grateful that he chose to pursue an accounting degree, as it helps him manage his business responsibly.

Living in St. Louis, Dean Spasser considers himself fortunate to be surrounded by a great music scene, as he is an accomplished guitar player. The Busch guitar studio in St. Louis is Dean Spasser’s favorite place for gathering with like-minded individuals, relaxing with a 6-string, and plucking off retro rock tunes and jazzy beats. Dean Spasser’s passion for fitness is another aspect in his life he takes pride in.  Working out and staying away from his weakness, potato chips, are two small choices he makes to keep his body healthy.

For mental well being, Dean Spasser is passionate about literature and performing arts. Sydney Sheldon’s novels and screenplays are among this St. Louis businessman’s favorite entertainment materials. Architecture is another interest of Dean Spasser; St. Louis has the Gateway Arch, a masterfully designed courthouse and a variety of eclectic structures sprinkled though the city and its surrounding suburbs. Dean Spasser is sometimes found at the Arch, thoughtfully reflecting on the sheer manpower and ingenious design implemented in its construction.

Dean Spasser is active in the St. Louis community, and donates his time and money to organizations like the Red Cross and Salvation Army – both of which have branches in St. Louis. Above all, Dean Spasser cherishes spending time with his daughter.