The Business Plan
There was a time when I thought these were the two most unholy words in the English language: Business Plan. I didn't have one and I was too embarrassed to admit the trouble I was having with trying to make one. I just couldn't wrap my head around the boring vocabulary or the need to beat out every scrap of competition in order to succeed. It turned out that all I needed was a different point of view. A different way to answer the same questions. It seems obvious to me now, that as a visual person I needed to approach the plan in a visual way, but it wasn't at the time. I had tried the traditional plan but ended up being an expert in procrastination instead. I was at the end of my rope. I was out of ideas. I had no business plan but I knew I still needed one. So when Jenn Lee and her online class entered my radar, I knew I had to at least try it. It turned out to be the best business decision I ever made. Jenn Lee knows her stuff, and just as important, she knows about people like me. People who don't fit into the traditional mold of business owner but who really want to succeed.
The Right-Brain Business Plan is worth checking out. Even if you already have a business plan, it's nice to see how other people are handling spreadsheets, financial goals, revenue and expenses and how they're applying it in a way that's not only visual but inspiring. Being excited about my own business and waking up every day with optimism instead of dread is an unbelievably good turn of events for me.
If you would like to read more specifically about what the class did for me or see how my business plan exists in my space, I've been featured in the Right-Brain Business Plan Spotlight this week. Thanks Jenn!