I loved building my business, so much so that I feel as though I could build businesses forever.
My name is Denise McNerney and I have a web design business and operate out of Australia. I built my business called Real Internet Business Solutions in 9 weeks after following the advice of my mentor.
I don’t like running the business or the marketing side of things much, so for this post I will only be talking about taking your idea and creating the system.
When we start out with an idea, our thoughts are all over the place, there are so many parts to the idea that it almost seems eratic and confusing. How on earth are we going to take that idea and make it into a constructive business that works.
I like to start with a whiteboard and write the idea down. The things that go on the whiteboard are the brainstorming of the idea, then we also write down all the things that we don’t like about the idea. If we also focus on the don’t like items then the final system will run a lot more smoothly because you will be doing only the things that you like.
Not all of your brainstorming ideas will come through immediately. Your brain will keep working on it overnight and you will have a few more ideas to add to the list for the next day or two. It also helps to Mastermind with your Alliance
The reason I use a whiteboard is because I can walk around the house and glance at the whiteboard when I walk by and come up with new ideas, or find issues within the existing idea. Make these changes to your whiteboard as soon as you notice them.
On day four start to categorise the ideas into sections. First we look at what the customer actually wants and does your idea match the market. There is no point in building a system that will not sell.
Start writing down everything that the customer wants and add that to the whiteboard. Leave it for another day for the ideas to come through.
Ok, day six, now we start matching the orginal idea with what the customer wants so that a system is created.
This part will be relying heavily on your existing knowledge. That means that you need to remember ‘YOU KNOW HOW TO DO THIS’ and ‘YOU HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION IN YOUR HEAD NOW’. You don’t need to rely on anyone else at this stage. You know what the system is, combined with your idea, and with the market match as to what the customer wants.
You especially need to be confident and believe in yourself through this stage. You know enough about your own system to not have to rely on anyone else, believe in yourself or else!
Once the idea is complete you have ended up with a framework that has been created into a system.
At this stage I then apply two more questions. 1) Logic, and 2) Emotion.
You see, at the end of the day it needs to be of a sound business base, and you still need the enthusiasm to carry through the work that is involved in building the system. Its Ok to say no at this stage, at least you analysed it properly before coming to a conclusion.
But if is of a sound business idea, you still love it, there is a hungry market for your product and you have the enthusiasm and drive. You go for it! Don’t forget that there are monkeys on another island thinking up the same idea. Get in there before the other monkeys pinch your idea!
Good luck with your business building!
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