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199: Avoiding Pitfalls In Your Business Whether You Are Starting A Business Or Side Hustle, A Solopreneur, Entrepreneur, Mompreneur, Freelancer, Bookkeeper, Virtual Assistant, Business Owner



199:  Avoiding Pitfalls In Your Business Whether You Are Starting A Business Or Side Hustle, A Solopreneur, Entrepreneur, Mompreneur, Freelancer, Bookkeeper, Virtual Assistant, Business Owner, Or Self-Employed


Strategy and a well-thought-out plan can help you and your business achieve the impact and success you set out to accomplish when you first started your business.  Having a plan will keep you on course and avoid potential pitfalls you may find yourself experiencing when you don’t have a plan.  When you have a well-thought-out plan, even if it is only a one-page plan, your odds of being a success increase significantly.  In today’s podcast episode, you’ll learn about how you can easily create a strategy for your business.  By being laser-focused on your plan, you’ll know exactly what you need to do next to reach the goals you’ve set in your business. It doesn’t matter if you are a self-employed individual, a solopreneur, entrepreneur, mompreneur, freelancer, small business owner, a remote, virtual, online, or in-house bookkeeper, or a virtual assistant or VA; your plan will give you the courage you need to follow through and achieve the successful business you set out to create.  These tips are essential whether you are using a computerized software system like QuickBooks, Xero, Wave, or FreshBooks for your business finances; or doing your bookkeeping manually with an Excel spreadsheet or even a Google Document…


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Show Notes:


Strategy and a well-thought-out plan can help you and your business achieve the impact and success you set out to accomplish when you first started your business.  Having a plan will keep you on course and avoid potential pitfalls you may find yourself experiencing when you don’t have a plan.  When you have a well-thought-out plan, even if it is only a one-page plan, your odds of being a success increase significantly.  In today’s podcast episode, you’ll learn about how you can easily create a strategy for your business.  By being laser-focused on your plan, you’ll know exactly what you need to do next to reach the goals you’ve set in your business. It doesn’t matter if you are a self-employed individual, a solopreneur, entrepreneur, mompreneur, freelancer, small business owner, a remote, virtual, online, or in-house bookkeeper, or a virtual assistant or VA; your plan will give you the courage you need to follow through and achieve the successful business you set out to create.  These tips are essential whether you are using a computerized software system like QuickBooks, Xero, Wave, or FreshBooks for your business finances; or doing your bookkeeping manually with an Excel spreadsheet or even a Google Document…   

 

Welcome Back…Today, we discuss how important it is to have a strategy in place for your business.  You may have a vision in your head of how you would like your business to succeed, but if you don’t have a strategy or a plan for how you are going to get there, you could be wasting a lot of your valuable time when you veer off course, and you could be adding years to achieve your success.

 

Let’s start with a business plan.  Does just the thought of creating a business plan cause you to cringe a bit?  I hear this all the time, but I want you to take a second look at how you could create your business plan.  If you think your business plan needs to be pages and pages and pages long, think again.  Having a business plan means that you are taking the time to map out your thoughts and vision about where you want your business to go.  This could simply be one page long as long as you are able to get all your ideas about your business on this one page.  Don’t make it more complicated than it needs to be.  The goal here is to create a plan and document it.  Having a plan in place increases your likelihood of succeeding.

 

You should also have a marketing plan for your business.  After all, marketing is what is going to help your business get sales.  Take some time to think about your marketing plan, and again, don’t think this has to be an elaborate plan.  Get your thoughts out on paper, and at the very least, you will have a starting point for marketing your business.  Is your plan to specialize in a specific industry or niche?  If so, document this information.  Think about all the ways you plan to let people know about your business and document this as well.  Many business owners are afraid to get out there and market their business, but the only way you will generate sales is to make sure people know about your business, so make sure you include this information in your marketing plan.

 

Once you have your business and marketing plan, you will need to create a strategy to execute these plans.  You will want to make sure that you are focusing on everything you have in your plan, and whenever something comes up that is not in your plan, you may need to put that idea to the side so that you are able to continue to meet your goals.  Every time you do something in your business, you should ask yourself if it will help you reach your goals.  Is it following your plan?  If it isn’t, you will need to decide if it really needs to get done or if you need to adjust your plan.

 

Remember that if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.  Create simple plans that help you stay on track, focus on your goals and watch the vision of your business come to reality.

 

Imagine having a system in place where you spend less time buried in paperwork and more time doing what you love.  That’s where I help my clients.  They are able to have proper processes in place, understand why they are following through with these processes, and they have more peace of mind when it comes to their business.  Striking a balance between the demands of running a business and maintaining a fulfilling personal life is an art; it’s about creating an environment where you can thrive and support your lifestyle.  By being proactive and setting up efficient processes, you can ensure a smoother, more enjoyable year-end, and you’ll be prepared to file any necessary filings with the IRS.  By working with me, you’ll change more than just your bookkeeping processes.  Like many of the clients I’ve worked with, you’ll go from not knowing how to get through all the stressful situations or being unprepared to being totally in control of exactly what you are choosing to get done at the time you want to have it accomplished by, all while knowing you are doing enough and you’re able to enjoy your business and your personal life.  I help clients just like you with strategy, mentorship, and coaching.  When you work with me, you’ll show up much more differently than you do today, and, after all, this is what you ultimately want in your life, right?  You can be stress-free in both your professional and personal life.  Come join me.  When I work with clients throughout the year, they are able to reduce their stress and overwhelm, understand how to master their small business finances, develop solutions to grow their bottom line, and create a work-life balance they truly enjoy.  I encourage you to take the next step by signing up for a free consultation where I’m going to teach you the first step in my process so that you can eliminate stress, overwhelm, or overworking in your professional or personal life while you continue to get done what matters so that you can live your life with joy, purpose and a more fulfilled life.  Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have; I’d love to help you on this journey.  You can schedule your free consultation or sign up for a coaching session today at www.FinancialAdventure.com.  As a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Life Coach, I can help you set goals and develop a plan that will allow you to lead a happier and more sustainable life in your business, career, or your personal life.  I’m here to guide you through the financial aspects of your business as well as help you focus on the strategies you need to follow to reach the success you want to achieve in your professional or personal life and stay committed so that you can continue to keep pushing forward and relieve the stress, anxiety, or overwhelm you are currently feeling.  Having an accountant and certified life coach like me can provide you with valuable insights and ideas to help you simplify your life, which enables you to go back to enjoying your professional and personal life.  I work with business owners, accountants, and other financial professionals to create the actionable steps they need to take to ultimately achieve their goals while getting relief from the stress and overwhelm they feel from the pressure of owning a business, deadlines, and the workload they face every day.  If you are struggling with this as well and would like some help developing a solution, help strengthen and maintain your emotional health, increase your well-being, create a more positive, happy, and joyful life, set and achieve your goals, and manage your relationships, I’d love for you to join me in my Balance Life Coaching program so that you can live a more purposeful life.  Each week, we meet privately one-on-one, and you get to bring whatever is on your mind on any given week.  I also have a daily coaching program where you can talk to me whenever it works best for you, 24/7, any day of the week.  In either program, you get to work on your highest priority, whatever you want more of in your life, or if there is something that is weighing on you heavily that you need coaching on, and we’ll work through it together.  Having a certified life coach like me helping you through all of this allows you to feel so seen and cared for, and the results are amazing.  Everyone benefits when they work with a certified life coach.  After every session, you feel energized, and you know exactly what to do for the day or week to come, and relief knowing we will meet again to go over anything that comes up after your session.  You’ll gain self-awareness while you take each step toward your goals.  The investment in either of these programs is an easy yes for you.  I’ve set these programs up in the most supportive way.  If you are ready to join the Balance Life Coaching program, you can go to www.FinancialAdventure.com and click on the work with me button.  You’ll see the link to join as well as additional information about the programs.  Sign up now.  There are limited spots available for these programs due to the one-on-one aspect, and they do sell out.  If the payment link is gone, you can get on my waitlist to join the programs when additional spots are available.  I help people get results and live a more joyful life.  I coach everybody on everything.  I know there is something you want in your life, and I can help you get it.  I know this is something you’ve been waiting for.  I’ve been asked by many of my listeners to create these exact programs.  The faster you get access to the program, the quicker you’ll see the possibilities available to you.  I also have a risk-free guarantee.  I believe so strongly that everyone benefits from coaching that when you sign up for the Balance Life Coaching program today, if for any reason you are not satisfied with your first session, you can send us an email, and we’ll refund you immediately.  Are you ready to enjoy your life now?  Why would you want to wait?  Make this investment for yourself.  Take the journey with me…make it happen for yourself.  Ask yourself why you need this program in your life right now.  Are you ready to make bigger, bolder, stronger life goals?  I’m looking forward to meeting with you soon and digging deeper to see where you currently are in your business or career and start creating actionable steps so that you can reach your vision and goals for the future, not only in your business or career but also in your personal life.  I’m ready to work with you, see all of your successes, and watch you thrive in your business or career while creating your best work-life balance.  I’ll post links to this and other valuable resources for business owners and accountants where you are listening to this podcast.          

 

And, you know I’m going to ask…what’s at least one thing you will take away from this episode that will help your business succeed and grow your bottom line? If you need some accountability, join our PRIVATE Facebook community and post your action item, we’d love to support you.

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