Overcome Adversity with a Back-up Plan
In this land of opportunity, there is sometimes adversity.
What's the solution? Plan B.
If you are ready to start-up a business until you find another job orÂ take on a few freelance assignments while looking for a job--plan ahead.
Plan B can work for you. First, surround yourself with great people. Colleagues who believe in you and who can encourage your success. Your network of contacts who can be potential referral sources. And, mentors to guide you on successful first steps.
Plan B Quick Start
1. Decide up front is this a short term path or long-term future.
2. Form a business, even a sole proprietorship. It helps when managing your taxes.
3. On one page define your business vision, sales goal, net earnings (income for youÂ after expenses) and how you are going to secure those sales.
4. Meet with a mentor to review your plan. Identify expenses and set sales targets. Get feedback. Ask questions to help you hone your plan.
Resources for a Start-up
Free Tools to Accelerate Success
Quiz: Be Your Own Boss
Talk over your idea. Think about your business direction. Map out a plan of action. Get advice, feedback and support Get a SCORE mentor
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