(This post is from another Jessie blog, Fourth Wave Business, and is republished here for your enjoyment!)
If you’re ready for a snooze feel free to read this less-than-sparkling ’10 Steps to Start Your Own Business’. Way to kill my entrepreneurial spirit with some boring and totally un-fun tasks. . . Dammit. . . I have to admit the eventual truth that actually starting your business isn’t likely to be a sunshiney picnic. It’s a lot of work – and a lot of technical stuff.
I’m a creative person – my brain shuts down when I see too many words or numbers. Throw some shiny colors my way and you’ve got my full attention! I like to be hands-on in my learning which has caused a lot of grief since most information is written – blogs, books, articles and interviews. So what’s a creative individual to do when it comes to step one – writing a business plan?
Well, you get CREATIVE! Find other sources, seek out someone with a similar style and find out what THEY did. I stumbled upon this really awesome and super handy (seriously SUPER)workbook. It’s really simple – not at all intimidating. It breaks a business plan down step-by-step and makes the workload seem totally doable. I am no longer overwhelmed! Phew!
I’ve been using this business plan workbook for the past businesses that I’ve started and it’s really helpful. When I get off course I can simply refer back to my ‘Pre-stress sparkle thoughts’ and regain focus to remember WHY I’m doing it. Do yourself a favor and read or print this bad boy. It’s a great tool to utilize that will help you conquer the Almighty Business Plan! And dudes, it’s FREE. Win!
I hope this helps! Have a bitchin day!