Hi you! I'm so proud you're reading this right now. That means you've sought out a resource to help you start a business which I find INCREDIBLY exciting!!
So let's dive in to a couple of things I picked up as I started my business, shall we?
First of all... before we go anywhere, I want you to know that YOU GOT THIS!! It's crazy and scary and exciting and your ego might be freaking out a little bit (you know your ego, right? That annoying little voice that's telling you that you DON'T got this... She needs to be quiet now because you SO have this but she's going to try to keep telling you, you don't. So just ignore her.)
Now... I want you to take a few DEEP breaths. Seriously. I'll wait... 3 breaths.. right now.
After you've taken 3 deep breaths, you can click Read More to continue!
Okay! Great job.
This is a HUGE undertaking and you're probably overwhelmed. So let me start with this... you're going to need lots of pep talks. LOTS of them. Through every phase of this journey. Let this suffice as pep talk #1 (and feel free to come back here if you need a reminder, too). We ALL need pep talks and lots of them. The need for pep talks is never going to go away so find someone you trust to give you as many pep talks as you need!
What I wish I had when I first started out was a sounding board and someone to tell me what the hell I was supposed to do... I had never started a legit business before and I became really lost in the sea of things to read and absorb and consider. It's currently been almost 2 years since I first reached out to a lawyer and, looking back, here's what I'd tell you, you need FIRST...
#1. First and foremost, find a lawyer and file your paperwork.
#2. Get yourself a separate bank account and business credit card.
NOW! Now you can breathe (some more) and actually start working on and in your business.
NOW you can build yourself a website, get yourself some business cards and start producing your product/service for the world.
One more little tip for today...
#3. Network with the right groups of people.
I hope this helps you! Above anything else, know that I am SO EXCITED for you and so, so proud of you for taking this step. You're going to do great things you're on your way to living a much happier life - I can tell you that from experience! If you are feeling called to do this thing, you're meant to do it. Don't freak out. Don't let your ego tell you that you "can't" - just go forth with full faith that everything always works out for your highest good.
Lots of love!
Started life in 1985.