It’s one of the biggest steps you can make as a entrepreneur so you want to make sure you’re prepared when the time comes to become your own boss. Check out our list of 5 things below and see if you can confidently check off all 5.
1. Have a strong marketing strategy
- A marketing is all about finding those who need your product and knowing how to communicate your product’s value to them. A marketing strategy is how you can know that you are maximizing your reach and that your product information is getting to the correct market.
2. Know how to confidently articulate your brand/company mission
- Communication is key in business just as much as it is in relationships. With the world giving us all constant ads for different things you need to know what it is about your company’s mission that gives people a reason to pick you.
3. Have a network of other entrepreneurs in your community
- No successful business has survived on the work of solely one man. Everyone needs people to help sustain the product they are providing. Our network in the Dallas wedding industry was key to taking our business to the next level. Regardless of what your business you find yourself in, you need to know your community so that you can work with others to optimize your product and service.
4. Have a 5 year trajectory of where you want to be and how you plan on achieving it
- Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, which is what will happen to you if you don’t plan ahead. With all the options out there it is essential that any business is continuously improving in order to stay ahead of the curve. List out 5 goals and how you plan on achieving them. It’s okay if they adapt and bend over time but you need to have a confident course of action before stepping out on your own
5. Establish a set schedule of work structure that you know you will adhere to
- Self discipline is NOT for the weak of heart or mind. This is the hardest part and the most crucial when stepping out on your own. You need to have a set time schedule for your days acting as if time is money and you are time-poor. Create a daily, weekly, monthly time budget to hold yourself accountable to before going solo. If you can follow it then you are on the track to success.
Still unsure about going full time? Let me say that we’ve “Been there done that” and are more than ready to be a part of the community that supports you as you grow! Check out the different consulting packages we offer and apply for a strategy session so that we can help you take your next best step!