Shaa Wasmund: My blueprint for launching a business

There is nothing as exciting as having an idea and making it a reality; but if you want to give it the best chance of success, you need to have a plan! I'm passionate about helping people turn their own passions into ideas and those ideas into businesses that grow. So what would my advice be? Well, just last week a journalist asked me a similar question. They asked if I could 'summarise a brief, quick-fire step-by-step guide from the inception of an idea to become (in an ideal world) a millionaire entrepreneur?' Here's my answer.

'Have an idea, write a killer business plan outlining the exact strategy of how to execute the idea, tell everyone I know about it, be open to new ideas and streamlining my model in the process, launch a product which can attracts early users and proves the business model, take on investment if need be, perfect the business and product, hone your marketing plans and leverage as many free ones as possible, build your customer base, sell up, start again.'

That's the short answer, but the truth is. in business if you have a plan, you have a chance. So whatever you want to do, whether it's launching a boutique café on the coast, growing your plumbing business to the next level or even shedding some pounds ready for the beach this summer, set yourself goals that will add up to help you achieve your overall dream. After all, a goal without a plan is just a wish.

If that goal of yours has something to do with business, then I'd thoroughly recommend checking out www.smarta.com/smartastart2013 it's packed with useful advice and can help walk you through the steps to becoming (in an ideal world) a millionaire entrepreneur.

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