Off the Cliff – Is There a Net?Getting Your Business Started              Catherine Morgan     Transition and Entrepreneur...
Getting past fear• Fear is what holds us back• We are afraid of:  – The unknown  – Looking foolish  – Failing• Lean start-...
Stepping into your power• Your skills are your skills   – The big brand trap• Adopting the business owner mindset
Surviving the emotional rollercoaster• Know that there will be emotional ups  and downs• Do something every day to  move y...
Get over the scarcity mindset• It’s a really big pie• Ideas are worth nothing  – It’s all about the execution
“Relationships are the currencyof the New Economy.”                ~ Bonnie Karpay
Know yourself and how you work• How do you work best?• How you work best may vary by project  – You may want to mix things...
Connecting with others - for success• Connect with those providing  complementary services / products• Connect with those ...
Connecting with others - for support• Blind spots in our strategy or execution• Leverage the wisdom of the group• Accounta...
Make it a point to collaborate• It will keep you energized and positive• You will:  – Learn a ton  – Make friends and    g...
My best advice• Start small – proof of concept    – Build on what worked, scrap what didn’t•   Avoid analysis paralysis   ...
Questions?Catherine MorganTransition and Entrepreneur CoachPoint A to Point B Transitions Inc.877.672.5333Catherine@PointA...
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Off the Cliff - Is There a Net?

  1. 1. Off the Cliff – Is There a Net?Getting Your Business Started Catherine Morgan Transition and Entrepreneur Coach Point A to Point B Transitions Inc. February 2, 2013
  2. 2. Getting past fear• Fear is what holds us back• We are afraid of: – The unknown – Looking foolish – Failing• Lean start-up thinking – fail fast• However well you research and plan…
  3. 3. Stepping into your power• Your skills are your skills – The big brand trap• Adopting the business owner mindset
  4. 4. Surviving the emotional rollercoaster• Know that there will be emotional ups and downs• Do something every day to move your business forward• Concentrate on the things you can control
  5. 5. Get over the scarcity mindset• It’s a really big pie• Ideas are worth nothing – It’s all about the execution
  6. 6. “Relationships are the currencyof the New Economy.” ~ Bonnie Karpay
  7. 7. Know yourself and how you work• How do you work best?• How you work best may vary by project – You may want to mix things up
  8. 8. Connecting with others - for success• Connect with those providing complementary services / products• Connect with those providing similar ones
  9. 9. Connecting with others - for support• Blind spots in our strategy or execution• Leverage the wisdom of the group• Accountability is king
  10. 10. Make it a point to collaborate• It will keep you energized and positive• You will: – Learn a ton – Make friends and get support – Stay excited about your business – Grow your business
  11. 11. My best advice• Start small – proof of concept – Build on what worked, scrap what didn’t• Avoid analysis paralysis – Ship! (As Seth Godin would say)• Get the support you need
  12. 12. Questions?Catherine MorganTransition and Entrepreneur CoachPoint A to Point B Transitions Inc.877.672.5333Catherine@PointAtoPointBTransitions.comTwitter @PointA_PointB

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