What You Should Know Before Start a Business
When you start a plan on setting goals for your business, there are questions you need to ask yourself and then write them down so you make them a part of your business plan. That business plan is your action to follow so you can take your business from where you are now(a startup) to where you want to be in the future. You don’t want to be over ambitious with your plan because you need to break it down into smaller achievable steps. Oce you start working on your plan you can always change your goals and expand them.
- What exactly do you want to achieve?
- What are the facts?
- What would happen if no decision was made or solution found?
- What do I need in order to find a solution?
- Why do I want to achieve a solution?
- Why did the problem or opportunity arise?
- Why do I need to find a solution or way forward at all?
- Ask 5 whys
- How will the situation be different?
- How relevant is the situation I am gathering?
- How can I find out more?
- How can I involve relevant people?
- Where did the issue arise?
- Where does it impact?
- Is the “where” important?
- If so, why?
- Who am I trying to please?
- Who cares about the situation?
- Who is affected?
- Who is involved(information, help, affected)?
- Who needs to be informed?
- When did the issue arise?
- When do we need to act?
- By when must it be resolved?
Why Setting Gals is Important
Top-level athletes, successful businesspeople, and achievers in all fields all set goals. Setting goals gives you a long-term vision and short-term motivation. It focuses your acquisition of knowledge and helps you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the most of your life.
Start by Setting Personal Goals
You set your goals on a number of levels:
- First, you create your “big picture” of what you want to do with your life (or over, say, the next 10 years), and identify the large-scale goals that you want to achieve.
- Then, you break these down into the smaller and smaller targets that you must hit to reach your life goals.
- Finally, once you have your plan, you start working on it to achieve these goals.
To give a broad, balanced coverage of all important areas in your life, try setting goals in some of the following categories (or in other categories of your own, where these are important to you):
- Career – What level do you want to reach in your career, or what do you want to achieve?
- Financial – How much do you want to earn, by what stage? How is this related to your career goals?
- Education – Is there any knowledge you want to acquire in particular? What information and skills will you need to have in order to achieve other goals?
- Family – Do you want to be a parent? If so, how are you going to be a good parent? How do you want to be seen by a partner or by members of your extended family?
- Artistic – Do you want to achieve any artistic goals?
- Attitude – Is any part of your mindset holding you back? Is there any part of the way that you behave that upsets you? (If so, set a goal to improve your behavior or find a solution to the problem.)
- Physical – Are there any athletic goals that you want to achieve, or do you want good health deep into old age? What steps are you going to take to achieve this?
- Pleasure – How do you want to enjoy yourself? (You should ensure that some of your life is for you!)
- Public Service – Do you want to make the world a better place? If so, how?