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Off the Cliff - Is There a Net?

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Off the Cliff – Is There a Net?
Getting Your Business Started

              Catherine Morgan
     Transition and Entrepre...

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Getting past fear
• Fear is what holds us back
• We are afraid of:
  – The unknown
  – Looking foolish
  – Failing
• Lean ...

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Stepping into your power

• Your skills are your skills
   – The big brand trap
• Adopting the business owner mindset

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  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 currency of 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 Morgan Transition and Entrepreneur Coach Point A to Point B Transitions Inc. 877.672.5333 Catherine@PointAtoPointBTransitions.com Twitter @PointA_PointB

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