All posts tagged: business planning

The Difference Between Having an Idea and Being an Entrepreneur

Many people have good ideas, but not everyone becomes an entrepreneur. I’m often asked if there is a good way to work out whether your idea is a good one, so I’ve put together a quick guide for those wondering if they should make the plunge. 1.Evaluate your idea OK, you have an idea. Now what? Good business ideas are a dime a dozen, and they are not all worth pursuing. Ask yourself: Have I done due diligence necessary to take my idea to the next level? Does my idea solve a problem? Meet a need? Touch a nerve? Has it been done before? Write down your answers, then critique them as thoroughly as you can. The best ideas are those that can withstand heavy critical analysis. If you can’t do this alone-which is almost always the case- then take your idea to someone you trust and ask for their perspective.

Business Planning Workshop Jan. 18th, Don’t Miss It!

If you’re at all like me, you love the start of the New Year.   Even though January 1st is just another day, it feels like a fresh start. Another chance to do everything better.   For people like us, we’d like nothing better than to make 2018 our best business year ever!   Most of us start the year with some new goals.   But really, your goals are just wishes unless you make a clear plan to reach them. I used to start out the year with a bunch of goals written on a piece of paper.   And then I went back to doing the same things I always did. And guess what?   At the end of the year, I’d pull out my goals and realize that I hadn’t really made the progress I thought I had.   Things really started to happen for us when I went beyond setting a goal.   I actually broke down my goal and made a list of everything that had to happen before I …