Testing the water of your ideas is important. It means talking to a lot of different people with a lot of different opinions, but a common denominator is planning. Write down what you want and when you want it to happen. In other words it is time for a business plan. I have the feeling it is a pet hate of every creative I know. It is a big one of mine. I can write down my plans, but when it comes down to the numbers I get a lot less enthusiastic.
A business plan also sounds weighty and serious and boring. To make it less daunting for me I am going to write 15 minutes a day on it, thanks to the Organized Artist. And I am going to follow a list of points given to me by Cathy from Speak Up Studio. She has a successful business in speech
and drama courses and was kind enough to give me her insights on starting up.
Her check list for her business plan exists of 6 headings:
- Business Identity
- Product & Services
Now I won’t show you everything I write, but I will try to give you an idea of how and what questions I think of and try to answer. And hope to nail this plan on the head this way.