The first Business Pillar I want to discuss with you is Planning. What is your strategy going to be to reach customers. What are your goals, define them not just for yourself but define the goals you want for your business. You will need a plan to service your debt in the event your require funding. You need to outline your general plan or roadmap to get your business off the ground.
Without a clear plan your focus will be divided. Have you thought about how you plan to get your business up and running?
I needed a little help, but with the team I’m working with now, everything is now on a well greased track, keeping me focused and sticking to the plan that I’ve created.
Continuing on the theme of business pillars of success it is critical to organize your processing. Processing relates to how you operationally achieve what your business goals are in a scalable manner.
This can range from getting email responders set up to setting up a sales funnel to efficiently managing the products or services you are offering people to sooooo much more!
Defining your current process can help you identify if you’re missing anything or if things can be approved upon.
Learn how to improve your business process!
I didn’t capture the whole process of this raclette stand in Borough Market, but I’m sure through experience and customer demand they have refined their process of getting people their yummy cheese as fast as possible! There is only one wheel of cheese at the moment but shortly after they put 2 more on and 3 wheels of cheese were melting for the fast growing line of cheese lovers
These don’t intentionally all with P if you might have noticed. Anyways, in order to have a business you MUST have a product. Whether the product is a service or a physical good, you need to be offering something to a targeted audience of people who need what you offer to solve their problem.
To put it succinctly, your Product is SOLVING someone’s Problem! One of my products is my book (shameless self promotion 😜). Another product of mine is consulting, I help connect people with the proper business education they need turn your ideas into a reality. (See my link below).
I am also in the process of developing 2 other products…exciting things happening in this space…
One major thing to keep in mind here is that, each of these products compliment one another. Without the proper business education skills I would be a ground zero, with no idea what to do first or how to execute.
If you’re like me and have ideas 💡 sprouting all over the place but not quite sure what the next steps would be, then do yourself a favour and get the help you need!
Many might not think this would be critical to starting and managing a business, but resilience is your ability to bounce back if things don’t go as planned.
I don’t know a single business owner or company or employee of a company, that can say progress towards development, growth and scaling hasn’t come without challenges.
Your resilience will be pivotal towards attaining great success in your business and becoming more versatile with the products you offer and the client services you provide!
In this industry the business evolves daily, and the only way to keep up is through resilience.
I maintain my resilience by constant education and focus on my goals. …you might not know how to swim but you’ve got to be willing to learn! My dog demonstrates 😂
Its taken a couple months, but finally starting to get the connectivity of things working. Connecting everything together so you have one central point of adding content and one place to manage is critical to keeping yourself organised.
I’m working towards achieving that now, so here’s hoping this post makes it to my Facebook Fan Page as well!
The right Connectivity will lead to smooth sailing.
The best way to learn is to do! I’m in the process of getting my website up and running so bare with me over the next couple of weeks. As I get started my aim will be to introduce you to me and give you a glimpse into my life and if you like what you see, get you onto the band wagon!