Deciding to start your business seems such an easy decision. But betting on yourself to start, grow and build a thriving business is a scary proposition.
You’ve a great idea, you’ve read the books, you’ve done the research, and you’ve written the plan and your elevator pitch. Well done. Now it’s time to take off the rose-coloured spectacles.
What could go wrong?
Ask yourself what could go wrong, do you have enough money to survive if sales don’t happen straight away…? For everyone’s sake you need to be brutally honest and test out your plan before taking the plunge. Starting and running a successful business is tough, hard work, and stressful.
Over the years I’ve talked to lots of prospective start-ups about the reality, rather than the dream. Yes, you become your own boss but are you disciplined enough to work when everyone else is out enjoying themselves?
Start Your Business - 20 Questions
Starting a business is a huge step for anyone; one you’ve been thinking about for some time. To help we’ve prepared a ‘Starting Your Business’ 20 question checklist because we know these are the questions you need to answer before taking the plunge. They’ll be tough to answer but please be brutally honest with yourself.
If you can’t answer a question to your satisfaction then you need to do more research, review or change your plan, adjust your goals, look at the problem from another angle. Challenge yourself to get the best possible solutions.
Here are the questions but if you prefer to download them as a worksheet email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the new updated workbook.
There will be other questions you need to answer that will be specific to your industry and your own personal circumstances. Find a trusted person to be a sounding board and really challenge you to answer the questions before you take the plunge. Good luck!
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