7/5/2022 1 Comment
EXACTLY why you need a TEAM
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together!" That's what the proverb says.
At AADC, we believe that’s true for all kind of goals – especially in business!
If you’re starting your business journey, you don’t have to go it alone. In fact, research shows you’ll benefit from building a support team around you.
The reasons make sense. In addition to support, your team can provide accountability, fun, confidence and even a fun bit of competition, if you like.
Remember that communication is key, and depends on the type of relationship you have with the members of your group. Is it someone you see regularly anyway? A professional? Casual acquaintances? All of those can play a role, but it’s on you to be clear about your needs and expectations.
Even with a team and a coach, you’re still the quarterback of your own business. Only you can do the work!
If you have a business idea or a goal you’re reaching for, call an Entrepreneur Resource Coordinator today to learn how we can help you get set up for success in any phase of business growth!
7/1/2022 0 Comments
The SECRET She Didn't Know
CAN YOU RELATE?
She had a great idea for a business!
Or she thought maybe she did.
But...Every time she sat down to think about the business and write some things down she lost all sense of direction thinking about all the things.
She didn’t know where to start.
She looked at a couple of places to rent and had even gone to talk to a bank once but they wanted a business plan…
and that looked complicated.
Even though a business plan would give her some much needed and desired direction, somehow she believed it was complicated...mysterious even.
Wasn’t there someone who could offer some guidance on that?
And the financial projections… overwhelm. Completely overwhelming. She didn't know where to start, or how.
It wasn't fear of failure, or "perfectionism" holding her back-- no. It was simply not knowing where or how to start. She didn't know how EASY it could be made. She didn't know THIS ONE SECRET that I'm about to share.
When she looked around and saw so many successful, cool, and fun businesses in her community she just knew she wanted to be part of it-- that her business could bring herself and others a similar kind of satisfaction and joy. She just didn’t know how to get started.
YES! FINALLY! One day she saw a social media post about a local organization that helps people start and grow their businesses. FOR FREE.
So she made an appointment.
We, here at AADC were able to coach and guide her through the business plan, and help her with cashflow projections, and refer her to others, and really get her actions and goals aligned so she could kick some @$!.
Oh yeah and we have a bazillion resources and contacts for all kinds of services. We are well connected.
Soon we were all able to see her vision become a reality.
If you can relate, and want a hand, give us a call, drop a message in the comments or send us a message.
Ashland Area Development Corporation
AADC started in 1957 to help incoming and existing businesses get the help and resources they need in all stages of planning and growth from start-up to expansion and retention. We specialize in three key areas: Business plan writing and review (and business classes), Management of our Incubator Space so you can find commercial rental space for your business (what a streamlined serice!), and Administration of four revolving loan funds so you can have your operational and equipment needs met so you can do the thing that drove you to start your business to begin with!
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