If you could do anything, what would you do? Have you ever dreamed about doing something different than the work you're currently doing? Perhaps you are considering a change in the new year, but aren't sure where to start. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are ready to turn your hobby into a side gig, we encourage you to take that drive seriously!
December is recognized as National Write a Business Plan Month - a perfect time to think about the coming year and lead yourself to a new path of fulfillment. Writing a business plan serves as more than just a tool for identifying investors - it truly is a roadmap for a business, identifies goals, opportunities and challenges - and encourages you to think about how you can overcome them. If you're just looking to get started, here's a template we often use with new entrepreneurs. Running a business is not for the faint of heart (ask any of our business owners!) but it can be very rewarding.
Even if you're already in business, we encourage you to spend some time this month reviewing your business plan for the coming year. It is important to update the plan frequently to make sure your roadmap is still taking you down the right roads.
Grinnell could always use more businesses and business owners. If you could turn your passion into a side gig (or a full-time business!) for some extra income, what would you be doing? Give it some thought, and reply to let me know. I'd love to hear your ideas, and see if we can help turn them into action!