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BizPlan -- Authentic Business Planning

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BizPlan -- Course Info

Welcome! Take the onboarding steps...

Intake Survey
Course Platform Orientation
Bonus Q&A Webinars -- Live Support Calls
General Questions (if you don't know where else to ask)
Start of Course Assessment
โœจ Valuable Bonus Content
1 Course Helper -- Helen Giles
Course Helper -- Helen Giles ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ
1:29
0 Intro yourself to our BizPlan community
Intro yourself to our BizPlan community ๐Ÿค—
3:32

Course Overview Philosophy & Misc.

1 Warm welcome to BizPlan + Spiral Learning
Warm welcome to BizPlan + Spiral Learning
4:58
3 The 3 Frameworks I'll be teaching you + Your One Source
The 3 Frameworks I'll be teaching you + Your One Source
4:59
2 Entrepreneurship is Wise Disciplined Experimentation + Paper Airplane Analogy
Entrepreneurship = Wise Disciplined Experimentation (Paper Airplane Analogy)
6:13
13 Set reasonable goals for business numbers
Set reasonable goals for business numbers...
8:19
15 Course tracker
Course Tracker
4:04
14 What software do I recommend for solopreneurs?
Best software tools that I recommend for solopreneurs
0:46

The ART of Authentic Business

4 The ART Framework of Authentic Business + Alignment
A for Alignment (The ART Framework)
4:34
5 R for Reach
R for Reach
4:05
6 T for Trust
T for Trust
4:38
7 With patience, TRA is the ideal path
With patience, TRA is the ideal path...
6:10

Reflect Before You Plan

8 Let's reflect on what's already working and lessons learned
Let's reflect on what's already working and lessons learned...
0:32
9 What would you like your authentic business to be like?
What would you like your authentic business to be like?
1:23
10 Learn from what you've accomplished or integrated
Learn from what you've accomplished or integrated
1:16
11 Learning from your mistakes
Learning from your mistakes
1:22
12 What practices energized you and you'll keep doing?
Which practices keep you energized?
1:02

The 8 Practices of Authentic Business

2 Intro to the 8 Practices of Authentic Business - and why not focus so much on Goals?
Intro to the 8 Practices of Authentic Business -- why not focus on Goals?
5:42
3 Joyful Productivity
1. Joyful Productivity
8:09
4 Healthy Money
2. Healthy Money
5:04
5 Authentic Consistent Creation
3. Authentic Consistent Creation
11:55
7 Growing Content Reach
4. Growing Content Reach
5:36
8 Netcaring to Collabs
5. Netcaring to Collabs
6:32
10 Aligned Offers
6. Aligned Offers
5:07
11 Gentle Launches
7. Gentle Launches
5:44
12 Mastery of Your Craft
8. Mastery of Your Craft
5:46

Planning Templates

14 Simple Annual Planning Template
Document -- Simple Annual Planning Template
5:22
15 Spreadsheet Annual Planning
Spreadsheet -- Annual & Monthly Planning
5:37
From BizPlan spreadsheet to Calendar
From spreadsheet to Calendar...
11:56
Other Ways to Plan
Get some handholding to fill out your Annual Plan
Get some handholding to fill out your Annual Plan
2:11
0 How to copy a new spreadsheet tab over to your own
How to copy a new spreadsheet tab over to your own?
2:00
1 GK Sample Annual Plan
Example -- My Current Annual/Monthly Plan for 2023
14:06
11 Google Spreadsheet -- bringing new columns from updated template over to your existing sheet
(optional) Google Spreadsheet -- bringing new columns from updated template over to your existing sheet
4:51
2 If you don't resonate with spreadsheets
If you don't resonate with spreadsheets...
5:47

Q&A about The 8 Practices

Stage 1 content Keep it light - just blog or video not both
Stage 1 content? Keep it light - just blog or video, not both...
2:43
Netcaring without coming across as creepy
Netcaring without coming across as creepy? ๐Ÿ˜‚
5:40
9 Market Research basics
Market Research basics
7:49
Market research with colleagues who do similar work?
Can you do market research with colleagues who do similar work?
0:59
Do I use a virtual assistant for the repetitive aspects of my business?
Do I use a virtual assistant for the repetitive aspects of my business?
5:16
Getting back into momentum after a break - accountability helps
Getting back into momentum after a break? Stamina & Accountability
3:34
New product how to estimate numbers?
If launching new product, how to estimate numbers?
3:41
Make products lightly
Make products lightly โœจ
6:00
Launch and then build
Launch before you build...
3:13
Launch lightly
Launch lightly - build your systems bit by bit
3:34
I didn't see your post so I didn't sign up? Don't worry about it - still launch lightly - popcorn analogy
"I didn't see your post, so I didn't sign up!" Don't worry about it - still launch gently - popcorn analogy
4:32
0 You are welcome to Rebel
You are welcome to Rebel โœŠ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜„
1:33

Joyful Productivity CARE

7 Joyful productivity begins with self-CARE and gradually building up your productivity stamina
Joyful productivity begins with self-CARE and gradually building up your productivity stamina...
6:32
8 the CARE method of time management
The "CARE" method of time management
6:13
6 my Focusmate group
Focusmate group -- George Kao Community
1:55

Prioritizing Your 8 Practices

1 Prioritize the 8 Practices based on urgency of getting clients - ART Framework
Prioritize the 8 Practices based on urgency of getting clients - using the ART Framework
1:24
2 Alignment practices
Alignment practices
7:01
3 Reach practices
Reach practices
4:32
4 Trust is long-term
Trust is long-term
2:08
5 Spacious strategies - Trust practices
Spacious strategies - Trust practices
5:39
6 Reach practices that are more spacious
Reach strategies that are more spacious
2:57
7 Alignment practices when you have an audience
Alignment practices once you have an audience
2:34
8 Mastery of your craft brings Trust
Mastery of your craft nurtures more Trust...
1:18
8 My favorite 7 reach strategies
My favorite 7 reach strategies
8:53

A bit more about Gentle Launches

1 Gentle launches as a friendly invitation - making friends at scale - rather than us vs them conversion
Gentle launches as a friendly invitation - rather than "us vs them" persuasion / "conversion"
8:29
2 What gentle launch posts look like
What gentle launch posts look like...
3:09
3 Why I don't use pain points in my selling
Why I don't use pain points in my selling...
6:24

The 111 Formula

1 Why the 111 formula works - learning from investors and nature
Why the 111 formula works - learning from successful investors + Mother Nature ๐ŸŒฑ
6:48
Overview of 111 formula
Overview of 111 formula - what are the components?
9:32
3 40 Content Experiments
40 Content Experiments
14:11
10 Stage 2 Content Pieces
10 Stage 2 Content Pieces
11:51
4 30 Market Research Conversations
20 Market Research Conversations
5:09
5 20 Collabs
20 Collabs
6:36
6 10 Offers and Gentle Launches
10 Offers and Gentle Launches
4:37
7 6 Joyful Productivity Practices Integrated
6 Joyful Productivity Practices Integrated
3:32
8 5 Case Studies
5 Case Studies
5:01
9 111 and 222
111 ... 222 ... 333
1:18
10 Tracking our 111 progress + additional metrics and even life journaling
Tracking 111 progress + additional metrics and life journaling (spreadsheet planning template)
4:51
14 How to gently step into the 111 formula
How to gently step into the 111 formula...
1:35

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

6 Simplest biz plan - your 20 top people into a group program
$2K-$10K/month -- your 20 top people into a group program -- simple bizplan!
8:59
20-person membership is like having a CSA
20-person membership is like having a CSA ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ
4:44
20 Person biz model - Eric Klein
20 Person biz model - Eric Klein Q&A
7:32
7 Create a curriculum for your simple group?
Create a curriculum for your simple group?
2:48
Price your services based on EU and Americans
If you can serve EU & Americans, price based on them... not lower-income countries
4:24

Tracking Your Progress

4 How do you know your business is going in the right direction? Monthly Tracking of the 8 practices
Monthly tracking of the 8 practices...
5:02
5 Weekly tracking of progress
Weekly tracking of business progress...
4:14
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?
In experimentation are you concerned with being seen as a flake? ๐Ÿ˜…
1:26
15 Experiment with different size offers
Experiment with different size offers...
4:04
12 FB use profile or page?
Do you have to use a FB Business Page or can you simply use FB Profile?
1:38
Why I _don't_ create content to seed the launch of a program_service... (and what I do instead.)
Why I don't create content to seed the launch of a program/service... (and what I do instead.)
8:03
13 Why I don't post attractive or engaging photos
Why I don't post attractive or engaging photos... ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜ป
4:11
0 Doesn't experimentation take too long to clarify message offer and audience?
Doesn't experimentation take too long to clarify message, offer, and audience?
8:17
0 What would be overdoing our content - overposting - too frequent? People get tired of us?
What would be overdoing our content - overposting - too frequent? Might people get tired of us?
6:17
6b Do I have a course on gentle launches?
Do I have a course on gentle launches? ๐Ÿค”
1:08
3 Free vs Paid content and Separate content from selling
Free vs Paid content and Separate content from selling
6:30
4 How is market research connected to launches?
How is market research connected to launches?
1:54
5 Are webinars connected to a launch?
Should you do webinars for your launches?
3:12
The connecting thread among your offerings and your energy signature -- you may need just one website
Connecting thread among your offerings + your energy signature (You may only need one website...)
7:05
New website for a service provider - bare minimum landing page
New website for a service provider - bare minimum landing page?
6:51

Even more BizPlan Q&A ๐Ÿ˜„

You have diferent modalities - is niching needed? The two sides of authentic business and energy signature
You have different modalities - is niching needed? The two sides of authentic business & energy signature
10:21
11 Doesn't a wide experimentation confuse your audience and not stay on message and brand?
Re: experimenting widely -- doesn't it confuse your audience / not "on message" and "aligned with brand"?
9:21
Stage 1 Content - lightly upload to just 1 platform where you have most engagement
Stage 1 Content - lightly upload to just 1 platform where you have most engagement...
3:30
16 Should you start FB IG Ads right away or wait?
Should you start FB/IG Ads right away, or wait until you have something to sell?
2:06
17 How to untrain your audience away from pretty pictures to more substantive content
How to *untrain* your audience away from pretty pictures towards more substantive content?
3:23
14 Your website domain name or URL is ideally your own name
Your website domain name or URL is ideally your own name...
5:31
15 If you're hesitant about using FB and IG
If you're hesitant about using FB and IG due to ethical or other reasons...
1:30
13 What do we use case studies for?
What do we use case studies for?
3:55

Final Pep Talk

9 the next time you see 111 somewhere
The next time you see 111 somewhere...
0:56
The most important thing I can say about creating a business (ABC: authenticity, beta, consistency)
BizPlan main takeaway and progress to share?
๐Ÿค” Your main takeaway from this course (and progress to celebrate) ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ
3:27
10 post-course assessment
Course Completion Assessment
0:57

Introduce Yourself ๐Ÿค—

Find the one category below that best fits your current work, and add your introduction there ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ 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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

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 ๐Ÿ˜Š