Do I Really Need a Business Opportunity Plan?
Plus, if it’s free, what can it be worth? OK, Uncle Harry, what’s the catch? Ha! I am helping you with
a meaningful free business plan. A small percentage of you will believe what I am saying, do what I suggest,
find that my ideas are sound, and invest in a business venture. That new business might just be the one
I am offering. A nice symbiotic relationship; you need a good plan and I enjoy sales of my appliance business
Again, so why do you need a business plan? Let’s try this again. Everyone needs a plan; especially a life plan.
We bump along year after year in a rut, griping. Nothing changes, same low income, same friends, same hangover.
What’s up? What’s wrong with the picture? A plan can/may/should/will make just the smallest change in your rut;
lo and behold six months later big progress has been made. A plan is a beginning and a commitment to change.
Just thinking through a plan, even if no one but you ever sees it, is positive movement. So what constitutes
a business plan? The web is full of business plans. Most center around, "How do I raise the money."
(Truth is, if you don't have access to a few $1000, it's doubtful that your new business is going to succeed.)
In my view, there are more important issues. First, analyze your strengths, faults, loves and hates.
To put life, i.e. business in a nutshell, I love the old quote:
“First, figure out the job you would be willing to do for free. Then, figure out how to get paid!”
Impossible? Not necessarily. Is it possible to bound out of bed each morning? Yes! Artists and craftsmen
often love every minute of their day. I know a young man who loves mathematics, travel and music. What an odd
combination. Guess what he has chosen for an occupation. He specializes in selling retirement annuities to
members of international orchestras. Smart kid! He put all his loves together. Personally, I love to work with
my hands, solve puzzles and fix stuff. After a few hours on the computer, I need to get out of the house,
unkink my body, clear my mind and fix something. As a bonus I even get paid. With a little planning, you can
join this happy throng.
Do you really know what you love to do? Think hard about it. Write down ideas; ask your friends and family.
Often we are very good at tasks that we love to do. Hunting and fishing come to mind. With planning, hobbies
can evolve into occupations. But the possibilities are endless. Don’t restrict your list. Consider everything
no matter how outlandish:
I am fond of the Grazing Principle which states, "After a time, a herd of cows will spread out randomly
and cover a huge pasture." Being attracted to each new bit of greener grass, they will meander away from one
another and slowly cover huge distances.
Humans work the same way. All we need to do is nibble that first bite and take a first step. Make your list.
Now. Don’t procrastinate. Start grazing.
If you have a plan and are ready to take charge of your life, my
may be just what you need.