I watched the “Private Lives” episode of House last evening…the story line was a blogger who could would NOT make a decision about her treatment without consulting her bloggers.
Needless to say it was frustrating on her boyfriends part. As I watched the episode unfold–I thought about the many, many folks who rely on other peoples opinions in their decision making process.
Don’t get me wrong–I have been guilty…
But some of you won’t make a move about your business without first listening to every Tom, Dick, and Mary’s opinion. That in my opinion 🙂 sorry I had to throw that in is just a deadly business mistake.
You’re going to listen to your family, friends, co-workers, their friends, their family…and use those opinions in your business decisions.
So here is my take on this…
If you’re thinking about starting a business online–do what you would do if you were going to start a traditional offline business.
Get your ducks in a row
Put together a solid business plan
Create a marketing strategy
Draft your vision and mission statements
Create solid financial statements (based on research–NOT opinions)
Establish a name
Treat your business as though your financial health depended on it…
GET TO WORK–PUT IT IN ACTION!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this subject. Did you watch that House episode?