If you follow my history, you’ll have some years that are different than others because of life events and challenges. Some years will be more profitable and others will be personal growth years. There will be other years where you may change your business model or redesign your business to do more of what you love. Your first 5 years may have some of the following (not necessarily in this order). Some years may also be a combination of the below depending on how much time and energy you have (and how many other things you are juggling):
What To Focus On The First 5 Years of Growing a Business
This is when you’ll start putting one foot in front of another and start taking steps forward in building your product, service and your website. This will be a foundational year and will set you up for future success.
This is when you’ll get super clear on the market that you serve. You’ll identify exactly what your ideal client wants and needs, where they are, what keeps them up at night and you’ll basically be able to speak their language because you’ll know what they are thinking before they even say a word.
GET OUT THERE.
This is when you’ll do anything and everything to get your butt out and be seen. You won’t care if it’s only 3 people at a picnic table, you’ll be on fire to share your story and your program or product with the world.
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We all have hard times and you’ll no doubt have some messy times in your business. There will be tears. You may feel like giving up. You’ll have a lot of obstacles personally and professionally. You may even lose money and have some really bad hires that you need to fire. Don’t worry, you’ll get through these messy times and rise above in the end!
This is when you will get clear on what you really love doing and you’ll put everything into your business so you can do more of what you love and what gets the results you want.
This is when you’ll focus on impacting and helping more people that you could do all alone. You’ll re-design your business and scale it so you can make an even bigger impact.
What does your year right now look like growing a business? Have you already had some of these years of focus already?
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