“A year from now you will wish you had started today”
There may never be a day when you sit down having ticked the last task off your list and say “Great, that’s all done – time to work for myself and start a business”
Deep down we might all have a business idea in us, a desire to work for ourselves, yet we wait for a false moment in time when it’s the perfect storm.
I congratulate people who attend the Starting your business right workshops that I facilitate for Small Business Victoria – brave enough to put themselves out there to say I am going to give this a go. So many other people I meet are crippled by the idea there is a perfect time to start.
These are the excuses I hear from people:
“After Christmas, nothing happens over the summers holidays”
“When I get some time to write a business plan”
“When I’ve saved enough money”
“After I’ve finished this project at work”
“When the kids are a bit older”
“When my idea is more refined”
“When I decide on one idea – I have so many ideas!
The best businesses start when Preparation and Opportunity meet.
It’s time to get prepared!
Some people have no choice but to consider business because of a change of life circumstances. A business can provide a means of economic independence that can’t be achieved through employment.
Unless you have such a life-changing time then you may never take the leap and you’ll be one of those “should have, could have” people. There are many perfectly valid reasons why now might not be the perfect time to start your own business. But there will never be a ‘perfect’ time.
The sooner you start the sooner success and profit will be realized. As they say, it takes 5 years to be an overnight success.
Don’t wait for the holidays – start today by reading The Bizness Book – a guide for building a business that fits with your life – not the other way around. It contains all the areas of business development that you need to consider in order to: 1) refine your idea and develop a unique selling proposition; 2) Consider the best marketing plan for your business to succeed; 3) work out how budgets work and 4) check-in with you to see if you are up for the challenge.
Having worked with hundreds of start-ups I know you will find the book easy to read and if you follow the exercises you will finish it with enough confidence to start your business.