NOW is the most important time to be actively preparing, planning and promoting so that you can start 2015 with a boom. The biggest mistake entrepreneurs make during this time is that they back off on their planning and marketing efforts. This contributes to lost momentum and the benefits of all of their hard work. When the new year arrives, it feels as though like they are starting all over again. Ugh.
Why not take this time to plan, prepare and promote? This way, you are all set to go when 2015 arrives you are ready to go rather than just gearing up.
When you have a map or plan of just how you want your business to look, that plan will determine what actions you will take every day. A true entrepreneur bases every decision on their vision. You will not be flying by the seat of your pants.
You do not necessarily need a huge business plan. This is about getting clear on the details of the business you hope to create and getting both the dream and the details down on paper. Why? Because entrepreneurs are idea generators and it is quite easy to become distracted and unfocused. Additionally, one of the biggest fears early stage businesses have is not having enough customers or making enough money. In my experience, if you have done ample research and you are offering a service that people want and are willing to pay for, then the only missing ingredient is a clear vision. If you are passionate, have a clear purpose and a plan, the energy and excitement you create will attract clients to you like a magnet.
Zig Ziglar always taught:
You were born to win, but to be the winner you were born to be you must plan to win and prepare to win. Then and only then can you legitimately expect to win.
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