BizPlan -- Authentic Business Planning

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BizPlan -- Course Info

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Intake Survey

Course Platform Orientation

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General Questions (if you don't know where else to ask)

Start of Course Assessment

✨ Valuable Bonus Content

0 Intro yourself to our BizPlan community
3:32
Intro yourself to our BizPlan community πŸ€—

Course Overview Philosophy & Misc.

1 Warm welcome to BizPlan + Spiral Learning
4:58
Warm welcome to BizPlan + Spiral Learning

3 The 3 Frameworks I'll be teaching you + Your One Source
4:59
The 3 Frameworks I'll be teaching you + Your One Source

2 Entrepreneurship is Wise Disciplined Experimentation + Paper Airplane Analogy
6:13
Entrepreneurship = Wise Disciplined Experimentation (Paper Airplane Analogy)

13 Set reasonable goals for business numbers
8:19
Set reasonable goals for business numbers...

14 What software do I recommend for solopreneurs?
0:46
Best software tools that I recommend for solopreneurs

The ART of Authentic Business

4 The ART Framework of Authentic Business + Alignment
4:34
A for Alignment (The ART Framework)

5 R for Reach
4:05
R for Reach

6 T for Trust
4:38
T for Trust

7 With patience, TRA is the ideal path
6:10
With patience, TRA is the ideal path...

Reflect Before You Plan

8 Let's reflect on what's already working and lessons learned
0:32
Let's reflect on what's already working and lessons learned...

9 What would you like your authentic business to be like?
1:23
What would you like your authentic business to be like?

10 Learn from what you've accomplished or integrated
1:16
Learn from what you've accomplished or integrated

11 Learning from your mistakes
1:22
Learning from your mistakes

12 What practices energized you and you'll keep doing?
1:02
Which practices keep you energized?

The 8 Practices of Authentic Business

2 Intro to the 8 Practices of Authentic Business - and why not focus so much on Goals?
5:42
Intro to the 8 Practices of Authentic Business -- why not focus on Goals?

3 Joyful Productivity
8:09
1. Joyful Productivity

4 Healthy Money
5:04
2. Healthy Money

5 Authentic Consistent Creation
11:55
3. Authentic Consistent Creation

7 Growing Content Reach
5:36
4. Growing Content Reach

8 Netcaring to Collabs
6:32
5. Netcaring to Collabs

10 Aligned Offers
5:07
6. Aligned Offers

11 Gentle Launches
5:44
7. Gentle Launches

12 Mastery of Your Craft
5:46
8. Mastery of Your Craft

Planning Templates

14 Simple Annual Planning Template
5:22
Document -- Simple Annual Planning Template

15 Spreadsheet Annual Planning
5:37
Spreadsheet -- Annual & Monthly Planning

From BizPlan spreadsheet to Calendar
11:56
From spreadsheet to Calendar...

Weekly Tab
5:49
The "Weekly Planning" Tab

Other Ways to Plan

Get some handholding to fill out your Annual Plan
2:11
Get some handholding to fill out your Annual Plan

0 How to copy a new spreadsheet tab over to your own
2:00
How to copy a new spreadsheet tab over to your own?

1 GK Sample Annual Plan
14:06
Example -- My Current Annual/Monthly Plan for 2023

11 Google Spreadsheet -- bringing new columns from updated template over to your existing sheet
4:51
(optional) Google Spreadsheet -- bringing new columns from updated template over to your existing sheet

2 If you don't resonate with spreadsheets
5:47
If you don't resonate with spreadsheets...

Q&A about The 8 Practices

Stage 1 content Keep it light - just blog or video not both
2:43
Stage 1 content? Keep it light - just blog or video, not both...

Netcaring without coming across as creepy
5:40
Netcaring without coming across as creepy? πŸ˜‚

9 Market Research basics
7:49
Market Research basics

Market research with colleagues who do similar work?
0:59
Can you do market research with colleagues who do similar work?

Do I use a virtual assistant for the repetitive aspects of my business?
5:16
Do I use a virtual assistant for the repetitive aspects of my business?

Getting back into momentum after a break - accountability helps
3:34
Getting back into momentum after a break? Stamina & Accountability

New product how to estimate numbers?
3:41
If launching new product, how to estimate numbers?

Make products lightly
6:00
Make products lightly ✨

Launch and then build
3:13
Launch before you build...

Launch lightly
3:34
Launch lightly - build your systems bit by bit

I didn't see your post so I didn't sign up? Don't worry about it - still launch lightly - popcorn analogy
4:32
"I didn't see your post, so I didn't sign up!" Don't worry about it - still launch gently - popcorn analogy

0 You are welcome to Rebel
1:33
You are welcome to Rebel βœŠπŸ½πŸ˜„

Joyful Productivity CARE

7 Joyful productivity begins with self-CARE and gradually building up your productivity stamina
6:32
Joyful productivity begins with self-CARE and gradually building up your productivity stamina...

8 the CARE method of time management
6:13
The "CARE" method of time management

6 my Focusmate group
1:55
Focusmate group -- George Kao Community

Prioritizing Your 8 Practices

1 Prioritize the 8 Practices based on urgency of getting clients - ART Framework
1:24
Prioritize the 8 Practices based on urgency of getting clients - using the ART Framework

2 Alignment practices
7:01
Alignment practices

3 Reach practices
4:32
Reach practices

4 Trust is long-term
2:08
Trust is long-term

5 Spacious strategies - Trust practices
5:39
Spacious strategies - Trust practices

6 Reach practices that are more spacious
2:57
Reach strategies that are more spacious

7 Alignment practices when you have an audience
2:34
Alignment practices once you have an audience

8 Mastery of your craft brings Trust
1:18
Mastery of your craft nurtures more Trust...

8 My favorite 7 reach strategies
8:53
My favorite 7 reach strategies

A bit more about Gentle Launches

1 Gentle launches as a friendly invitation - making friends at scale - rather than us vs them conversion
8:29
Gentle launches as a friendly invitation - rather than "us vs them" persuasion / "conversion"

2 What gentle launch posts look like
3:09
What gentle launch posts look like...

3 Why I don't use pain points in my selling
6:24
Why I don't use pain points in my selling...

The 111 Formula

1 Why the 111 formula works - learning from investors and nature
6:48
Why the 111 formula works - learning from successful investors + Mother Nature 🌱

Overview of 111 formula
9:32
Overview of 111 formula - what are the components?

3 40 Content Experiments
14:11
40 Content Experiments

10 Stage 2 Content Pieces
11:51
10 Stage 2 Content Pieces

4 30 Market Research Conversations
5:09
20 Market Research Conversations

5 20 Collabs
6:36
20 Collabs

6 10 Offers and Gentle Launches
4:37
10 Offers and Gentle Launches

7 6 Joyful Productivity Practices Integrated
3:32
6 Joyful Productivity Practices Integrated

8 5 Case Studies
5:01
5 Case Studies

9 111 and 222
1:18
111 ... 222 ... 333

10 Tracking our 111 progress + additional metrics and even life journaling
4:51
Tracking 111 progress + additional metrics and life journaling (spreadsheet planning template)

14 How to gently step into the 111 formula
1:35
How to gently step into the 111 formula...

A Simple Biz Plan -- Your Top 20 People into a Group

6 Simplest biz plan - your 20 top people into a group program
8:59
$2K-$10K/month -- your 20 top people into a group program -- simple bizplan!

20-person membership is like having a CSA
4:44
20-person membership is like having a CSA πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎ

20 Person biz model - Eric Klein
7:32
20 Person biz model - Eric Klein Q&A

7 Create a curriculum for your simple group?
2:48
Create a curriculum for your simple group?

Price your services based on EU and Americans
4:24
If you can serve EU & Americans, price based on them... not lower-income countries

Tracking Your Progress

4 How do you know your business is going in the right direction? Monthly Tracking of the 8 practices
5:02
Monthly tracking of the 8 practices...

5 Weekly tracking of progress
4:14
Weekly tracking of business progress...

How to know if your offers are successful? Simple tracking of gentle launches

More BizPlan Q&A

6a In experimentation are you concerned with being seen as a flake?
1:26
In experimentation are you concerned with being seen as a flake? πŸ˜…

15 Experiment with different size offers
4:04
Experiment with different size offers...

12 FB use profile or page?
1:38
Do you have to use a FB Business Page or can you simply use FB Profile?

Why I _don't_ create content to seed the launch of a program_service... (and what I do instead.)
8:03
Why I don't create content to seed the launch of a program/service... (and what I do instead.)

13 Why I don't post attractive or engaging photos
4:11
Why I don't post attractive or engaging photos... 🐢😻

0 Doesn't experimentation take too long to clarify message offer and audience?
8:17
Doesn't experimentation take too long to clarify message, offer, and audience?

0 What would be overdoing our content - overposting - too frequent? People get tired of us?
6:17
What would be overdoing our content - overposting - too frequent? Might people get tired of us?

6b Do I have a course on gentle launches?
1:08
Do I have a course on gentle launches? πŸ€”

3 Free vs Paid content and Separate content from selling
6:30
Free vs Paid content and Separate content from selling

4 How is market research connected to launches?
1:54
How is market research connected to launches?

5 Are webinars connected to a launch?
3:12
Should you do webinars for your launches?

The connecting thread among your offerings and your energy signature -- you may need just one website
7:05
Connecting thread among your offerings + your energy signature (You may only need one website...)

New website for a service provider - bare minimum landing page
6:51
New website for a service provider - bare minimum landing page?

Even more BizPlan Q&A πŸ˜„

You have diferent modalities - is niching needed? The two sides of authentic business and energy signature
10:21
You have different modalities - is niching needed? The two sides of authentic business & energy signature

11 Doesn't a wide experimentation confuse your audience and not stay on message and brand?
9:21
Re: experimenting widely -- doesn't it confuse your audience / not "on message" and "aligned with brand"?

Stage 1 Content - lightly upload to just 1 platform where you have most engagement
3:30
Stage 1 Content - lightly upload to just 1 platform where you have most engagement...

16 Should you start FB IG Ads right away or wait?
2:06
Should you start FB/IG Ads right away, or wait until you have something to sell?

17 How to untrain your audience away from pretty pictures to more substantive content
3:23
How to *untrain* your audience away from pretty pictures towards more substantive content?

14 Your website domain name or URL is ideally your own name
5:31
Your website domain name or URL is ideally your own name...

15 If you're hesitant about using FB and IG
1:30
If you're hesitant about using FB and IG due to ethical or other reasons...

13 What do we use case studies for?
3:55
What do we use case studies for?

Final Pep Talk

9 the next time you see 111 somewhere
0:56
The next time you see 111 somewhere...

The most important thing I can say about creating a business (ABC: authenticity, beta, consistency)

BizPlan main takeaway and progress to share?
3:27
πŸ€” Your main takeaway from this course (and progress to celebrate) πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

10 post-course assessment
0:57
Course Completion Assessment

Introduce Yourself πŸ€—

Find the one category below that best fits your current work, and add your introduction there πŸ™πŸΌ Of course your work might be categorized in multiple ways, but this is a good exercise of just choosing the one that feels most called to you at this moment, for the purpose of your intro 😊

How to introduce yourself?

Animals & pets

Art & creativity

Business & marketing

Career, work, & purpose

Cultural & societal issues

Family of origin issues

Health & wellness

Money issues

Parenting & birth

Personal & spiritual growth

Productivity & habits

Relationships & communication

Wildcard 😊