So, You Want to be Self-Employed…
Congratulations on taking the plunge! As scary as it seems right now, quitting your job to start your own business will be one of the highlights of your life. This workbook will remove the “scary” part of your decision. How? It will give you information, direction, and inspiration you need to move ahead without (much) fear.
Maybe you have a long-held dream of starting your genius business. Maybe you’re trying to turn your “gig” into a business. Or maybe your boss has decided to downsize and you don’t fit anymore. No matter why you’re starting your business, you’ll be a lot more successful if you take it seriously from the start. Everyone wants to quit their job sometime. But when you want to quit your job all the time, then you don’t have any choice.
This workbook is divided into three sets of tasks: Planning (before you leave your job); The Launch; and the First Year. There are 30-40 items you need to tackle at each stage. Thinking and planning about all these details will help you move quickly from a business idea to a profitable first year.
Business Plan in a Month Information
Cash Flow Worksheet
Profit and Loss sample Spreadsheet
Project Management sample flow
Sample Chart of Accounts
SB Quickstart Progress Key
Who’s this workbook for?
This workbook was designed for anyone who feels the pull of self-reliance and self-employment. It’s also great for anyone who started their business in the last few years and is wondering if they did it right, but the real audience is the first-time entrepreneur.
If you’ve never started a business before, you probably don’t know all the tiny details that need to be taken care with regard to licenses, taxes, finances, banking, insurance, and all the other “stuff” you’ll need to take care of in your business. You’ll figure it out eventually (we all do), but life will be a lot easier if you figure out before you make too many mistakes.
I had an outline of this book in the works for years until a friend of mine sent me an email. He said that, after years of thinking about it, he was finally going to quit his job and start his own business. Then he asked me to put together “the big checklist” of every single thing he needs to know. Immediately, I told him that there are things you have to do before you quit your job. Then there are things you need to do right when you launch the new business. And, finally, there are things that you’ll need to get right the first year on your own.
And POOF! That was the organization of this book: Planning, Launching, and Year One.
Almost everything you’ll find here falls into the category, “Stuff I wish someone told me before I started my business.” In other words, it’s all great advice from someone who has built, bought, sold, and run businesses for more than twenty-five years.
Never forget: Running a business is a never-ending balancing act. The world keeps changing. The tools change, the technology changes, and the customers change. You will make mistakes. And it’s always harder than it sounds like to non-business owners. But running your own business is one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do. If you’re excited about the prospect of independence and the rewards of self-employment, then this book is for YOU!
Paperback Workbook is 8.5″ x 9″
Also check out the companion product: Business Plan in a Month
Just 2.99 and available only on Amazon Kindle (Available for pre-order and set to release April 15, 2020)
In the long run, it doesn’t matter whether the economy is up or down, shrinking or growing: Businesses with a plan always do better than businesses without a plan! Whether the economy is growing or shrinking, it’s always a great time to bring a little balance in your life, slow down a bit, and put things in perspective.
Some people are facing personal and business challenges as they look ahead. Others are hoping that this is their time to shine and break out from the crowd. Whatever your situation, it is much better to have a future that’s planned instead of an unknown future that will simply happen to you.