Making a Plan & Taking Action to Empower You to Start Your Business Right Now (Flexibility, Doing What you Can)

Making a Plan & Taking Action to Empower You to Start Your Business Right Now (Flexibility, Doing What you Can)

Waiting for that perfect moment to start your business? Maybe you don’t feel ready, and are waiting for a moment when you do. Or you think you need to wait for certain things to happen first and then you will be ready.

The truth is, you don’t have to wait to start your business. You can get started right now, and be closer to your dream than ever before.

Why Hesitate to Start Your Business?

Starting a new business is an adventure, and it can seem daunting. There are many things that you have to keep in mind, and to juggle in order to create a successful atmosphere for your business to thrive in. Knowing this, it can be difficult to find the momentum to get started.

In a world that is uncertain already, you may think it’s best to keep your dream hidden away in the back of your mind, where it’s safe and still attainable. You may feel it’s better to not risk anything than to risk and fail.

Of course, there are some circumstances in which you really can’t start your business right now. Maybe you’re caught up in a family emergency, or you need to prioritize your health. But this article is focused on those who are not in these vulnerable positions. Unless external circumstances are keeping you from moving forward in starting your business, you can get started today.

This article will go over some of the ways you can get the process started.

Form a Plan

Regardless of the type of business you hope to have, you’re going to need a plan. You have to figure out what you need to get started, including any paperwork you need to fill out or licenses you need to obtain.

You also need to calculate starting costs, and create a plan of action that helps you know what steps to take to grow and be successful. A lot of businesses start out slow, so it’s not guaranteed that you will turn a profit at first. While this is expected, you need to plan out how you will navigate the slow times without having to shut down.

Are you going to need to find an investor? Obtain a loan? Or are you planning on using your own savings to fund this business? Figuring out each detail can take some time, so this is the perfect place to start when you’re first planning things out.

Committing Yourself to Imperfect Action

Starting a new venture is scary. There’s a lot of pressure to get it right the first time around, and you can be consumed by the fear of making mistakes. The truth is, you can prepare yourself as much as you want to and you’ll still end up making mistakes. It’s the nature of doing something new, and remember you are human, and we all are prone to make mistakes.

To find success, you have to be willing to put yourself out there and take imperfect action. This doesn’t mean you should run out there without a plan or an idea of what you’re doing. Taking imperfect action means that you have an idea of what you’re doing, but you aren’t holding yourself back from doing it until you’re “perfect” or you have it “all figured out.”

It’s like saying you’re never going to paint a portrait until you are a perfect painter. You will never be perfect, but you won’t even be GOOD without practicing. It requires you to take that imperfect action and paint that first portrait. Sure, it will be messy and uneven. But that’s ok. You’ll get the hang of it as you go along, just as you will when making plans and running your business.

Flexibility as a Mindset

We all have a vision in our heads about how things look like, and what will happen. We expect life to unfold before us exactly the way we imagine it, but oftentimes life has a way of throwing obstacles and turns in our direction.

Because of this, you need to learn to adopt flexibility. Maybe you want your launch to happen in three months. That is an awesome goal, but maybe say instead 3-6 months. You never know what is going to happen, and it’s best to keep an open mind about deadlines. If it takes longer for things to get off the ground, that’s normal and has no bearing on your capabilities as an entrepreneur.

THings around us are always changing, so flexibility can also help you to evolve your business and ideas to deal with new circumstances or challenges that arise. Flexibility can help you to navigate change with less stress or pressure because you focus on your commitment to your business, and why you started it.

Doing What You Can

There are some things for your business that will take time to come together. Things that are also out of your control. But there are always steps you can take every day to further your business, and that is what you should be focusing on.

Making lists of things that need to be done, and breaking them down into steps that can be taken immediately will help you not feel overwhelmed, but also ensure that you are not standing still.

Taking 10 minutes a day to plan the three most important actions for the next day can make a huge difference in your ability to make progress. Every step you take is a step forward, even if it may seem like a step backward in the moment. Give yourself the permission to see that progress is not a linear line. It is a commitment to action, even when it’s hard.

Starting anything new can be uncomfortable, since it requires you to step out of your comfort zone. But here at Biz to Biz, we believe in the power of dreams and want to see everyone realize and achieve their business goals. We believe networking is a great way to do this, and we offer networking groups that empower you to connect, grow, and succeed.

You don’t have to do this alone. If you’d like to learn more about what we offer, you can learn more about our chapters, and you can learn more about our certified business partner program, which empowers entrepreneurs to build Biz to Biz chapters across the United States.

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