If you’ve ever started a new business venture, you’re probably familiar with the rush of excitement and anticipation to get your great idea out there. You simply can’t WAIT to do this amazing thing that you’ve dreamed up, it’s such an amazing opportunity!
- Your idea for a nifty product/service, which you then try to sell, OR,
- You identify a need in the market, then develop a product/service to meet the need.
- 95% of new businesses fail in their first year of operation
- Of the 5% who make it through the first year, 95% fail within their first five years.
There are a variety of reasons behind business failures including fear of failure or success, problems with time management, delegation and/or monitoring.
- what you’re selling
- to whom
- where you sell
- how you sell
- which systems and outside experts will help you run your business.
These top three tips may help you define a clear vision of what you want, and some key concepts to start your business plan.
Tip #1: ASK
Discover your business vision – ask yourself why you want to do this.
What is your greatest passion and what will it bring to your life?
If you could describe your ideal working day, what would it look like?
Tip #2: ACTIVELY LISTEN
Here’s your chance to put your number one coaching skill into practice – ACTIVELY LISTEN – and you will discover a variety of ways to introduce wellness coaching into your new or existing business.
Pay attention to the conversations with your potential or actual customers.
HINT: If you really understand your clients, you will already be able to answer most of these questions.
Tip #3: THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
Is there another way to think of this?
Brainstorming and mind mapping can help you discover different ways of packaging and delivering your services and products. Then, you can distil your brainstorm into a few realistic, fantastic ideas which you can go on to “reality-check”.
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