First of all, give yourself more credit than you have. Although your focus has not been spot on, you may have still kept your goals within sight. Take the time to revisit your goals, pick up where you left off and keep going. Here is a challenge for you: For a month at a time, make small goals over the next four weeks that you would like to achieve. It can be small tasks that can lead to an achieved goal. So you have been thinking of starting your own business. Considerably, it is a large undertaking but small tasks could get you headed to entrepreneurship in no time. In your first week start doing some major planning. If you haven’t done so, create a vision board and gather any ideas you want to see to fruition for your business. This will give you something to start with so that your ideas are more defined.
Within this week, determine possible business names, logo samples and color schemes for your business. In week two, settle on your business name and reserve it with your state of residency. This will at least determine your business name availability and reserve your name for your business. In week three, go to your local county office and retrieve the necessary paperwork to apply for your business license. At this time, you will also be informed of the necessary fees associated with attaining your business license and operating permits, etc. In week four, determine ways in which you would like to advertise your business and create those outlets such as social media pages, websites and/or advertised flyers. If you stick to this, within a month you will have taken an idea of starting your own business to having a strong foundation set for yourself. Each month thereafter, make continuous improvements and strive to build your brand into what you want it to be. By the end of the next six month, you will be well on your way to entrepreneurship. It’s not a goal to launch a business within a month, but to get started and stay progressing.
Writer: Deffanie Rawls