Saturday, August 28, 2010

Business Plan 101

Well I am working out a business plan a little at a time each day. I am trying to narrow things down and focus. Once I know exactly what services I am going to offer and how to apply fees I will launch a website.

I am giving my self two months to gather information and get the website started. I would like to launch the website by November 6th. I picked that day because I will be attending the local simulcast of Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership seminar. I figure I will learn a lot while I am there and want to tweak some of what I have started.

This will also give me time to develop good discipline in my life as well. In one week things have gotten better for me just by realizing what some of my dreams are. Also realizing that I don't have to spend a fortune to get there. Once things get off the ground there will be things I need to buy but not until I have a few clients. I know there will be some money involved in getting started but I can keep my investments minimal until I get stared. I will want to keep educating myself as well so I will be looking for cheap to free seminars and workshops I can attend to keep up to date on many current things.

I have time right now almost every day so if I spend my week days off like they are work days I should be able to pull this off in two months. If things are successful and I enjoy it as much as I think I will I can eventually quit my other job. Until then I am going to go to work and serve the customers like they were potential clients for my new business. Even if I feel down about something I am going to encourage my customers and try to make them feel great. Maybe it will help business at the shop and bring me future customers. Since I would not be competition for an automotive repair shop I don't see any harm in it.

Life feel like life again. I have a lot of work ahead of me. I have two months to develop a business plan and work on my life plan with my hubby. We went for a walk yesterday and talked a little about that and we are going to talk again after we look at houses today. So it is baby steps with us since his idea of a plan is sit back and watch things happen and hope for the best. I finally compared my life with out a plan to his life without video games (his favorite hobby) I think he got the picture. I truly think he just didn't understand how important it is to me. Now that he does we just have to work on it.

1 comment:

  1. Keep pushing yourself, you sound like a woman who needs to push herself to feel good. I now you have what it takes to make this happen. Set goals and follow them, never look at the negative side, keep your mind right and be strong.

    So push on… and good luck.