When I was in business school, I was taught that before starting a business, creating a business plan was extremely important.
However, I hate business plans and I’m sure you (like most people) do as well.
They’re overwhelming, they’re time consuming and sometimes, they can lead to procrastination. Your plan should be a plan of attack, not another way to waste time.
Here’s where Trello comes in.
I love Trello.
It’s a free and beautiful way to visually organize information. I use it to organize everything in my life from my goals to the weekly to-dos.
In the video above, I go over how to quickly throw together a mini-business plan, visually. Obviously, this is not the kind of business plan that will get you a loan from a bank. This is just a way to give yourself an idea of what you need to do to get your business off of the ground.
Here are the lists I recommend you create in your Trello board when planning out your business:
Once you’ve filled these lists out as described in the video above, I would then also add the following lists:
- Next Steps
If you need help figuring out what you should include in each of these lists, or what questions you need to answer, watch the video above!
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