Do You Need a Personal Business Plan?

The term “business model” comes up all of the time, whether for your business or personal goals. It evolves from the classic business plan and starts with introspection.

Given what’s going on around us, we’re fortunate if we have an income. Yes, we’re learning how to live within our means: if we can, earn more than we spend, or, at least, come out even. We also know that since most of us will be responsible for our futures, we must consider the implications of that challenge.

Depending upon our natures, we believe our lives should be rewarding – whether rewarding means a balanced, focused or workaholic lifestyle – maybe loaded with megabucks or professional/personal recognition that does not require big money. Maybe we want to live in a cabin in the woods, travel around the world, or volunteer our time and resources.

We should then ask ourselves other questions, including: what are our responsibilities, what do we want to do, what are we currently or potentially capable of, and what’s stopping us?  Given unforeseen circumstances, how can we take control or point ourselves in a more rewarding direction?

Whether reviewing career opportunities, tapping into your entrepreneurial spirit, or regrouping your personal lifestyle, it may be time for a new business model or plan.  This might mean relatively minor changes in attitude or actions, or it might require a broader strategy.

Research on the subject offers impressive information and resources: blog posts, sample plans, tools, apps, books, articles, and more. Here are some starting points for creating a plan that works for you – in your business or personal life…or both. There are, of course, many other coaching, mentoring, career, and employment resources and opportunities.

If you would like to share more information, I would be delighted to post it on 1st Person PR (that’s you).

Let’s get started…

Business Models for Business

Blog Posts on Business Models

Business Models for Personal Life

Great times or changing times, it could be time for a new plan?!

P.S.  Sorry about some formatting issues, but the links should work.

28 Responses to “Do You Need a Personal Business Plan?”

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    If you are referring to my Facebook “business page,” Sally Chapralis, PR and Business Communications, I’m working on developing it (adding more content, likers, followers, etc.”), so they can “like” it. Right now, I don’t have enough, so I don’t qualify for a “like.” Speaking of plans, I’m trying?!

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    Yes: Sally Chapralis PR and Business Communications. My business/fan page is a work in progress and being updated.

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  25. Stewart Beddingfield says:

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  27. Nathanael Creveling says:

    To help budding entrepreneurs avoid these traps, I also identified the three key elements that go into a successful business plan: a logical statement of a problem and its solution; a battery of cold, hard evidence; and candor about the risks, gaps and other assumptions that might be proved wrong.

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