The very first step to starting a business is…

The idea of starting a business can be very daunting.  Oftentimes, the very first question that is asked is how do I begin the process?

Do I come up with a business concept first, do I consider if I have adequate funds to start a business, or do I need to do a business plan? Well, the answer may surprise you!

It all starts with you!  No kidding, that may seem pretty obvious. Who else is going to do all the grunt work? No, I mean it in a different way.  You have to decide what your personal vision is.  So, the first step to starting a business is Knowing What Your Vision is.

Why is this important?

Every important decision you make in your personal and professional life is predicated on the answer to that question. The purpose of your business is to create value for yourself as well as others.  Therefore, our business vision should be in alignment with our personal vision.

For example, if you want to be financially independent, then you know that you have to create a business that has unlimited financial potential. Understanding that early on, can make a difference in the business model you may start your business in, but more importantly the business model your business ultimately matures into.

How do you begin to develop a personal vision? Answer these three questions to help you get clarity.

What is that you want to be? i.e. a great spouse and/or parent

What is it that you want to do? i.e. start a business, get a second degree

What is it that you want to have? i.e a successful business owner, great quality of life

This is so simple that most people will not take the time to do it.  They want to dive right in starting their business by doing some of the other “stuff” like finding an easy business to start that can make them lots of money.  If you don’t take the time to do this exercise, the business that was supposed to give you freedom may end up enslaving you.

Learn some additional steps that can you provide help in starting your business by listening to The Ten Steps to Achieving Your Goals and Living Your Vision.

Much Success to You!

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