Starting on the pesky business plan
I started working on my business plan after my co-founder introduced the idea of a Local Web Design company. By start,I mean I researched various templates that would be applicable. I researched the individual sections of a standard business plan. It took me a few weeks to get all the information I thought necessary for a business plan, as I was also working for the Research Science and Technology Secretariat here in Port Moresby.
Sometimes the internet was down at work, sometimes I just had work to do, and living in a place without power and a laptop that was power dependent. It was very difficult to finalize the business plan. Because of my research I had fixed my efforts on finalizing a business plan, because in my research I found that the business plan was essential. Looking back now, that was probably the main reason it took so long to even start, I had amped up the importance of a business plan so much in my head that, according to me I could do NOTHING without it.
I gave up on a business plan
I spent about two months reading about all that I could find about a business plan, and on the 24th October 2016 I begun working on it. As previously mentioned, while on my practicum was when I signed up for my first online courses on Future Learn. These online courses with European affiliations taught me so much, maybe a little too much that I was too afraid to take the first step towards building a business plan.
It took me a total of 12 days and the entrepreneur in me had already gotten bored of the meticulous and now pointless business plan. I knew what I wanted to do, and knew how to do it. So I prepared and completed my first business proposals and delivered them to my first prospective customers on the 9th of November 2016 WITHOUT A BUSINESS PLAN.
Why I never completed this vital document.
This wasn’t my only attempt at a business plan. I tried various times over the years but there has never, to this date been a published document resembling a business plan. It’s not that I don’t have a clear vision for proficienteC and its finances. It’s just simpler to keep the ideas inside my head. I have a business plan in my head so I’ve never completed it on paper. I know I will need it one day when I am dealing with large cooperate firms but for now, I’ll keep that document stored away upstairs.