Starting and Building a Successful Business

Starting and building a successful business can seem daunting. However, it you break it down into it's parts, the challenge becomes much more achievable.  The following list of things to consider when building your business will help you to see the potential for your business.

  1. You do not have to build your business overnight. Good things take time. Focus on the first steps and creating short- and long-term goals. Work toward achieving your goals and creating new ones as you move toward launching your business. The "race" and "stress" you might feel to move faster is yours to own. So accept that it doesn't happen over night but with the right resources, you just might be able to move things along more quickly.
  2. Find the right resources.  In My College Max for Coaches, we have a "Business in a Box" model.  This model provides you with virtually everything you need to launch your business in a few short weeks.  Then it's a matter of moving forward with finding your clients.
  3. Nothing worthwhile in life comes without risk and effort.  Make sure you understand that while you have a lot of resources provided to you to help you build your business, you will need to put effort in. The more effort you put in, the greater the return on your investment.
  4. You won't be an expert overnight. However, your current expertise is more than enough for your clients and the program is your tool as you help your clients succeed.  Virtually everything is there for your clients to succeed. It's just a matter of you learning the program. After you "play" with the program, take the assessments, and go through MCM University on the Coaches' side of the web site, you will be ready to go!  It will likely take you between 15 and 20 hours and you'll be ready to launch your business and recruit your clients.
  5. Finally, finding time is always an elusive endeavor.  Yet, there are so many things we do that cut away precious time to be with family and yes, to build your business.  Click How to Find the Time to learn more strategies.

Starting a business is exciting, scary, nerve wracking, and incredibly rewarding. Be patient with yourself, set short- and long-term goals, put the time in, and be willing to grow at a reasonable pace.  If you do that, you will achieve your vision of owning your own business!