How to Survive Your First Year of Business
Learn what it takes to turn your dreams into achievable, measurable goals.
Mastering Year One
The first year or several years of any new business can be daunting; a make-or-break experience with many ups and downs along the way. Many times you won’t know the answer. And many times it will be very hard to figure out where your efforts are actually paying off. The first year of entrepreneurship is the crucial one. It’s where your company will either grow at an incredible rate or immediately stagnate. It’s true that most entrepreneurs give up in the first year, but we're here to guide you so you don't make the same mistakes.
Learn what it takes to turn your dreams into achievable, measurable goals. Avoid countless amounts of stress and pulling all-nighters. You can either learn it the hard way — the school of hard knocks — or you can learn it from myself and others who've already been there. No business owner is measured by the mistakes made, but by the lessons learned and taught.
"Mastering Year One is about learning how to deal with the entrepreneurial roller coaster ride that can be tough and lonely at times."
Here's what we'll be covering..
Module 1: Surviving your first year in business
It's great to be passionate but we'll discuss why passion alone isn't enough in surviving your first year in business. We'll cover what it takes and how you should approach your first year.
Module 2: Importance of Goal Setting
Successful entrepreneurs understand they don't know it all, so they understand their strengths and weakness. We'll cover the importance of goals setting and also how to assess your strengths and weaknesses.
Module 3: How to create a vision for your business
What type of business do you want to run, not just now but in the short and medium term future? Being clear on your goals (and uncovering your unconscious ambitions) will help you to shape a business that fulfills your needs and brings you personal and professional satisfaction.
Module 4: Understanding the market and your competition
To last a long time in business you need to be able to create something unique that serves a purpose. We'll cover the importance of understanding the market you want to serve and identifying your competitors.
Module 5: Why self-care is so important
Running your own business is very consuming and when you're just starting out the last thing on your mind is taking time for yourself. We'll cover the importance of balance, how to be efficient, and the importance of establishing good habits.
*Bonus: Checklist for starting a business
Get our business checklist to help guide you in starting your first year.
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” — Steve Jobs
"There’s almost nothing like the learning curve you go through when you start your first business (except maybe having your first baby!)." — Budding Entrepreneur