Your 3 Day To-Do List for Building Your Dream Business

Whether you have a concrete, problem-solving solution you can’t wait to sell or you simply know that you want to run your own show, starting a new business can be daunting. This is especially true if you’re an aspiring solopreneur. Going it alone can be scary and overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to stop you in your tracks. To help you move forward, check out this short and sweet 3 day to-do list that will set you up for success.


What to Do on Your First Day:

Day one should focus on building a firm foundation for your business.

  • Know you want to become a solopreneur, but no idea what you want to do? Tap into trending ideas for inspiration!

  • Come up with a catchy name for your venture. Make sure it stands out from your competitors and is easy to spell and understand. 

  • Choose a business structure and register with your state. Do a little research to determine which structure benefits your business most; for example, an LLC in Mass offers personal asset protection and scalability, while a sole proprietorship does not.

  • Business plans aren’t just for big corporations; you should create one to help you clarify your objectives and how to reach them, and if you decide you need some seed money, it can help you secure a loan, grant or investor. 

 

What to Do on Your Second Day:

Day two should focus on tasks that will lead to your first sale.

  • How would you describe your ideal customer? Answer this question to better understand and meet their needs.

  • Joining the local chamber of commerce is a smart step. It affords instant credibility, an instant network, and there are tools, resources and events that can help you in both the short- and long-term.

  • A web-presence is a must for any business that wants long-term success in today’s marketplace, so create a website and get on social media with your new venture.

  • Chances are good that someone you’re connected with fits the description of your ideal customer. Reach out to your contacts to generate your first sale!

 

What to Do on Your Third Day:

Day three should focus on what you can do to help ensure your growth. 

  • Look into tools that can simplify your ongoing processes and help you be as efficient and productive as possible.  

  • Consider boosting your outreach with entertaining and informative content, such as vlog posts, blog articles or podcasts. 

  • What does customer service mean to your business? Carve out a customer service plan to answer that question.

  • Customer analytics can help you personalize your customers’ experiences and ultimately boost sales. 

 

Your dream business is just 3 days away.

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