It’s the last week of 2015, and you may be busy preparing for the Year’s End celebration. But if you are like me, you are so looking forward to the coming year.
Unlike the old, lame New Year Resolution that I have never, ever successfully committed to in my entire life, I choose to make a single plan that rides the wave of New year.
As my business activities are slowing down, I have more time to be with my family, myself – and my entrepreneurial journey. I annually plan to start the New Year with a BOOM, and it has to be in the form of a startup.
If you are convinced that next year is THE year, why don’t you work on that idea that you have in mind for months, but have yet to turn it into reality? There’s still three days to New Year – there’s still time to start with a business plan.
In fact, you can get your business started by the first week of January 2016 if you stared today – so, in total, how about, say, ten days to start your business? Sounds doable?
You may laugh at the idea of a 10-day plan to launch a business, but it’s definitely possible. Fancy to learn more?
This video guide can show you the 10-day startup plan. Laser-focused, intense, and most of all – exciting.
So, to recap, here is a 10-day guide to starting a business:
- Make a business plan: Start writing – on a napkin or Evernote; a one-pager or a 25-pages plan; it doesn’t matter – just start with a plan.
- Learn the market: Who are your competitors? Is there a demand for your product/service? What are the regulations and requirements like?
- Build your brand identity: Business name, logo, simple and clean website, social media profiles on major social networks, etc.
- Get incorporated: Get your business registered, including your trademarks, agreements, etc.
- Set up a lean machine: In other words, bootstrap; don’t invest in expensive furniture, hire interns, etc.
- Promote: Tell everyone about your great startup
- Get media exposure: Get mentioned, covered, and interviewed.
- Think and dream big: Prime and psyche yourself to fulfill your dream
- Work on your business: You can build a cool startup but not making money on it. Don’t. Focus on profits since day one.
- Party! Celebrate the launch of your startup, while getting to know your team, as well as getting feedback from them.
Of course, the plan might be too intense and nearly impossible to some, but it’s certainly doable.
How do I know? I’ve actually done the above – except the Day #10. I should work on a feedback loop; it’s only beneficial for me, my business and my team. I’m going to do it in 2016!
So, are you ready to start a business today?