When I first thought about what Our Village would be and what I wanted to reflect
I didn't think It would be this important to me. As our one year approaches I had to rewind our mental VHS and see the journey.
I spent last month reflecting it all.
Life and Business
My life will take years to unravel but will get there.
The business side of things I could finally see last month. I'm very much a free spirited, some days I go with the wind and never consider tomorrow just living in that present moment, and some days I daydream of the future and how I want it feel. In some ways, the feeling is the most in important part for me.
I'm a creative and the thought of a business plan in itself was the most avoidable thing on my to-do list but with the one year of our village approaching, I knew I had to confront it.
How does one get the energy and time to cultivate the real goals. The ideal numbers of sales, the concept, products margins, and s.w.o.t. all without talking themselves out of their own idea all together.
Hahaha but in all honestly it's a rabbit hole and sometimes the more you dig the more you can feel lost without any direction. I know I did.
Here's some tips and real advice.
You will never be able to avoid it, It will come up eventually. As a business grows you will need a plan.
If you're in the incubator stages of your business than answer this following question, but write them down. Theirs nothing like going back and reading your ideas, thoughts, and feelings when starting a business and looking back after 6 months or years later and having that reminder.
If your someone that's had a business for a year or more and still no business plan, get to it! Face those computer keys and write it down, One section at a time.
Here's simply questions to ask yourself.
Why do I want to create this business?
What is the market like for this service or product I'm trying to create?
What problem am I going to solve?
Who is my target market?
What is my mission for my clients, employees, and myself.
I promise you, tackling these small questions will help you find direction in your business. It will inspire you to push harder but more importantly it will help you see the future and appreciate the journey when its time to look back.