What are the first steps of starting or starting over in your business?
The solution is in my head…I WILL make this work!
If you’re starting out or starting over in your business, you very well may have had these thoughts mulling through your mind.
Today’s #InstantUplevel question comes from Constance, who is hitting the reset button on her business, and wants to know how to get set up a good survey.
I would like to know how to set up a survey to ask questions of my friends to help me focus on what they are most interested in. I realize what my interest is sustainable, environmentally conscious, socially responsible products for interiors may be too broad to start with, so I need to find out what women want to know about these things first. Any ideas on how to go about that?
Constance feels like she’s wasted her time over the past year. A lot of times when we go through that process of something failing or not going well, we tend to go up into OUR HEADS and OVERTHINK.
It may be a little easier than you think to get started…or start over.
To start with, I know you’re asking about a survey, but I don’t think that’s what in order here.
Depending on what you’re going to do with this business, what I would do is start going to the places where your possible clients or customers are.
Have conversations with them.
Find out WHAT THEY WANT.
Intellectually, we may gravitate towards doing a survey so we can GET that data, but when you’re a solo business owner, some of the easiest ways to start is to attend networking events, and just have some CONVERSATIONS with people.
THIS is why being so up in your head can be so detrimental, because the truth of it is that TALKING to people will GENERATE more ideas than a hardcore survey.
And remember, the great thing about being in business is looking at your past experiences as research and development. What others call failure, we call R&D.
LET GO of the need to be ‘perfect’ and GET IT RIGHT! It keeps you LOCKED UP and away from IDEAS.
Let’s take this to a vote!
Do we take surveys or go out and talk to people? Which has worked for you?