I've said it before, and I'll say it again...
Plan for success, it's coming!
I remember when I was starting my business and I was so busy trying to figure out what I needed to figure out in order to start. Here are a the basics:
You start by starting
There is no ONE perfect blueprint for success
Plan for success
You have to do the work
Other than that, there are a few things that you can do this week to start the journey to building a successful business.
Start with a Good Brain Dump
Get it all out of your head and onto the paper. Don’t worry about any of it, sentence structure, grammar, research (that will come later), cost… none of that. Just get those ideas onto paper. One of the best things a coach ever told me was, “Nothing’s real until it is, Jeaneen”. And that is sooo true. So put those ideas on paper. All of them. Your grand ideas for your business, the location, the clients. Don't hold back.
Take a look Around
Check out the competition and see what they’re offering, how they are packaging it and who are responding... And take notes. It’s not that you want to steal ideas (not a good idea at all), but you want to get a better feel for the industry. Start to identify their strengths and weaknesses (as well as your own).
Establish Your Business as A Business from the Start
Start thinking about your business entity and business name. Research where you would need to register your business and the costs associated. Start jotting down keywords that are used in your industry (to use or not).
Know what you need before you start
Write down one service that you would like to offer. And then write down every single thing that comes to your mind about what you need to execute that service or product - all the tools supplies.
Visualize your deliverable
Starting a business takes time, money, sweat equity, knowledge, and wisdom. And I know it can be overwhelming. You think you have to figure it all out BEFORE you start, meanwhile, you don't even know what you actually NEED to start. I remember that feeling and so I’ve put together a great new Online Course - Start Where You Are: Get What You Need - to help New and aspiring online business owners navigate the journey.
In the first course, we will cover the bare essentials that you need to simply open your virtual doors for business, communicate with clients and get paid!
We will cover topics such as:
ContractsInvoicing options and platformsDifferences between an Independent Contractor and an EmployeeAnd more...
The SWYA: Get What You Need Course, is aimed at providing you with the information and access to the tools you need to build a strong foundation from which you will launch a successful business venture.
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