bad decisions along the way which have been a time consuming, nerve wracking, confidence building and a huge learning experience roller coaster.
So, I began…
I sat at my desk pen in hand above a big blank sheet of paper ready to brain storm……. After some time, the page was still blank with only the words, ‘’BUSINESS IDEAS’’ in a cloud squiggle and not a letter more. A few hours later after much deviation with checking social media and gallons of tea, I had only written the typical, ‘’write a book’’, ‘’sell stuff’’, ‘’get a new job’’.
Something ignited in my brain ‘’Cleaning’’ I can do that and can do it well.
I got overwhelmed by trying to research everything from domestic to commercial, carpet cleaning, joining awarding bodies, finding about employing staff and spending money and time I didn’t have. This was getting exhausting.
I spent weeks researching every little thought scribbling away on pieces of paper haphazardly littered in the office everywhere. I didn’t really get anywhere just irrelevant titbits of information not really understanding much about any of it. When really if I’d kept things simple, I could have got some insurance and started advertising and potentially earning during those weeks.
Now after just over 18 months I’m comfortable of where the business is, and we are now looking to expand into other areas so the whole process will start again. The task will be much easier this time following these ways of working.
The 12 things I should have done:
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