Had a great idea for a business, but got sidetracked? Got a great idea for a business? Thoughts of starting your own business but not sure what to do after the idea? Nurse life, home life and life itself can get so hectic that your great idea(s) can sit on the shelf for years and go untouched when it can be the answer to someone else’s problem. Are you unsure of what you need to do next? Getting clear on what product you plan to offer or service you will provide is a big accomplishment all by itself, but this is where things get really interesting. Taking your great idea from a thought/image to reality is where the work begins. So just know that when you come up with a great business idea, taking it from your mind to creating an actual business requires specific steps that you will need to implement to go from point A to point B successfully. These are 6 steps to get you started with turning your great business idea into a reality this year. No need to wait on Santa Clause or any Nurse fairy to bring what you want to you; so with that being said, let’s get started.
3 Steps to Turning your Great Business Idea into Your New Reality:
- Research what it will take for you to launch:
Will you need a space, or will your business be operated solely online? For brick and mortar businesses, finding an ideal location, rental fees, utilities, licensing and insurance costs will need to be budgeted in your monthly reoccurring costs. It’s better to over budget than under budget so that you will make the necessary financial preparations to keep you afloat as you start building your business and clientele. Online business have less overhead costs but don’t let that keep you from projecting necessary cost and fees that contribute to you having a successful launch. (Marketing, advertising, merchandise, office materials, ect…)
- Set weekly, monthly and yearly goals:
Setting realistic goals in your weekly, monthly and yearly calendar will help you not to become overwhelmed with trying to do accomplish everything at once. Remember, Rome was NOT built in day and neither is a successful business. In the beginning your weekly goal may be to have 10 new customers, and that’s what you focus on that week. Your priority that week is obtaining 10 new customers; not making $25,000 in 7 days (that will come) but for now let’s just stay focused. Having goals keeps your focused and looking straight ahead, not deviating to the left or the right. Set realistic goals and allow room for error and growth. There is no such thing as perfection in business. One thing that I did that helped me tremendously when I started in business is having accountability partners. We skyped or met in person once a month. This kept me accountable to myself and to them. If I didn’t meet my goals, we would discuss how to meet them next month. Make sure you just don’t set goals, be accountable when you meet them, or don’t meet them. Goals can be adjusted so don’t feel as though you’re locked into an iron-clad contract. Don’t forget to celebrate yourself when you meet your goals NO matter how big or small they may be.
- Take Things Slow and Steady:
Don’t start off buying tons of merchandise or renting a space double of what you need when you start your business. There’s a lot to learn when starting and building a business, so start, learn and master everything you can on level 1, then carefully move up to the next level of business expansion. There’s no need to try and go from 1 to 10 overnight as a business mogul because most likely, things will come crashing down sooner rather than later and you will have to start from level 1 again. Absorb/soak up all that you can while you are in the infancy stages of business so when you moves up and thru higher levels in business you can easily move through situations and circumstances that others never took the time to learn and master in the beginning.
***Don’t despise small beginnings***
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