business planning

If you read my bio you know I really enjoy doing what I do – helping people make their dreams come true.

I wouldn’t be having this much fun if I hadn’t learned to use the right tools to create and grow the business part of my business, or as one of clients once said

“Oh, the dull and boring stuff.”

Yeah…… without the “dull and boring stuff” our business doesn’t last very long.

Did you know………….

Sixty percent (60%) of all new businesses fail during the first three years

Do you know why?

The primary reason is the run out of cash and they run out of cash because BEFORE they quit their day jobs, cashed in their retirement, paid a kings ransom for a web page with all of the widgets and gadget, they didn’t have a plan.

Let that sink in.

No more 401K, banks calling wondering when you are going to make the next payment on the money you borrowed.

I don’t understand, you mutter. The guru I hired to coach me never said anything about this stuff.

It would be easy if every start-up were the same.

I wouldn’t have a job if they were.

You business, your practice, your store front…………. they are as unique as your DNA

I promise you I’ll treat them as such and that’s one thing you can put in the bank for sure.

Why is having a plan so important?

What I found with the successful people I’ve worked with is they had a plan. They created priorities and found when they checked each one off the list they began seeing success in their business or practice.

I often run into clients I worked with ten or fifteen years ago and I ask them how their business was going. They’d tell me they went back to their nine to five career. Most of them shrugged their shoulders and told me things just didn’t work out for them.

I’ll share a secret with you one of my mentors once shared with me.

“Most people don’t have a plan because they consider it dull and boring. But with out the “dull and boring” things, you don’t have a business. It’s not all about the passion and the woo”

I wont lie to you. Running your business can be hard work and there are times you seem more like a juggler than a business owner. Having a plan is the foundation of your business. I will help you create your plan by using a tool called a  business canvas.

If you want to know more you can connect with me at

John@NewCareerCreations.com