With unexpected Other Things devouring a month of my life, I had mere weeks left to get my business plan in. I busted busted busted my ass trying to get this finished. I had lists and lists of things that needed to be done: research, financials, competition charts, cover page, executive summary, appendices, contracts, resumes, samples, graphs, supplier info, excel sheets, testimonials/feedback, action plan, editing, weeding, printing, etc.
On top of this I had to rush around trying to register the business name, the business itself, and the business bank account. Horrors!
Then right when I was finally ready to send in my first draft, I found out I only had time enough to send the final draft. Heart attack. I stayed up all night polishing everything and putting together a webpage with a mini portfolio, downloadable appendices, market and equipment & software research, testimonials of people I’ve done work for, contracts, etc.
I can look at all those lists… there are checkmarks next to every item on them. I did it. I got the plan in on the last day. I’m not sure how, but I managed. I also had it approved (with glowing reviews, I might add) on the last day possible, and got my Learn$ave cash out forms in and the check sent out on the final day. Woot woot!!
I got the call that the cheque came in from Toronto yesterday, so today I’m off to the NWCDS to pick it up. Yay!!
- Oh… and if anyone else with this goal would find it helpful, there’s an interactive business planner here. I did most of it myself, but this was a good one…