How to start a business in 90 days

I am starting my first business, and I have a strong feeling that I’m not prepared. I have been reading books, I have been reading blog posts and I have been talking to people about how to start a business. I have even talked to a lot of people about how to start a successful blog.

I have a lot of thoughts about how to start a business and how to name a business. The title is how to start a business in 90 days, and that’s because that’s exactly how long I’ll be planning how to start a business. I could have used a lot longer, but it ended up being 90 days.

Let me take you on a journey through all my thoughts on how to start a business. I’ve been dreaming about this for the past weeks, so this comes straight from the heart.

How to start a business with no money

I don’t have any savings. So,I asked meyself; how to start a business with no money? I didn’t have an answer. That’s why my first client made me the happiest man in the world. I need money from day one. I know that I should have started out with enough money to get me through the first 6 months, but I don’t have any. Now, I’ll need to hustle. But, fortunately I like to hustle, and I won’t give up, no matter what.

Passion

I have been looking for passion all my life. And, for some people it comes easy, for me it’s been a different journey. When I talk about how to start a business, it’s usually all about passion. I really love what I’m doing online, and I love to help people. Content marketing and inbound marketing is what it’s going to be all about, because that’s something I truly believe in.

It takes time

I’ll keep hustling to be successful and I will continue even if it takes me forever. I don’t expect to be earning hardly any money the first months, and I don’t care, as long as I understand that my customers are 100% satisfied (I won’t settle for less), and that I’ll get the money eventually. I know that this isn’t a good strategy, but I just want to focus on my customers and the content, and I believe that if I do a great job, they will pay me.

How to start a business with no testimonials

I have been marketing for a long time, but I haven’t been running my own business, so I actually don’t have any testimonials from my current work. That made me think. Should I contact former clients and partners from the college where I work? They could create a testimonial about how they perceive me and that they trust me and enjoyed working with me. It’s different, but by doing this, I’ll be adding social proof to the equation, and that’s very important. Nobody wants to be first.

I need to create a home

To me, when I’ve been dreaming about how to start a business, I have always end up thinking about blogging. And to me, blogging is like my home online. My blog is where I invite people to read more about me, and to read my content, and to build a relationship with me. I use my blog to create trust. I do a lot of things online, but I invite people to my home. No matter what happens, this is where I’m most comfortable.

I need to eliminate expenses

I have been asking myself; how to start a business with no money? I keep adding expenses all the time. I am focusing on the long term goals, so I’ve been buying things that I’m sure that I’ll be needing. I want to use the best tools available, and that’s why I ended up buying things like the Genesis Framework and Long Tail Pro.

Be Proud

When you are thinking about how to start a business, it’s important that you believe in who you are and what you are capable of doing. I don’t believe in miracles, but when it comes to how to start a business, I believe that luck comes to people who work hard.

This post could have been called, how to start a business when you have no luck at all, because that’s what it feels like to be me. I haven’t played the lotteri in twenty years, and that’s because I didn’t win – ever. And, whenever I carry an umbrella it stops raining, and if I don’t, it starts. That’s the story of my life. But, I’m certain that my business is going to be a success, and that’s because failure is not an option.

I am an introvert, not that I’m shy, but I like to spend time alone, and many times my energy is drained by being around other people. But, that doesn’t matter. I’ll keep telling people about my new business, and I’ll keep building my network. I have faith in what I am doing.

How to start a business without a business plan

Don’t get me wrong. I know how important a business plan is, and I have a feeling that I’m going to find out how to start a business without having the proper strategy. I have been doing a lot of thinking, and I have been writing, but there are so many things going on right now, I just don’t seem to be able to finish it. I have the plan inside my head, but I need to write it down. I want to be able to read it, and watch what I’m going to do next. It’s all about content, and how to hustle to get my clients found, and to make people proud of being customers of my clients. But that’s not enough. I need a goal, and so far, my goal has been to learn as much as possible and have as much fun as possible while learning. That’s not a sustainable strategy, or maybe it is?

I Need Help

I need accounting help. This post could have been called; how to start a business when you don’t like to talk about money? That’s me. I don’t like to talk about money. I don’t like to focus on money. I’m going to have a hard time sending my first invoice. Accounting is not the only help I need. I need a mentor to inspire me. And I need some fans to keep me motivated – failure is not an option.

How to start a business in 90 days? Let’s discuss.

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Sandy Johnson
11 months 22 days ago

I came across your blog searching on google.

I think one of the fundamental things to launch a business is to over the fear of failure, its this precise reason that so many good ideas never come to the market.

One of the tools that I recommend is to gather a group of trusted friends and over come this fear by discussing what is the worst thing that can happen if the business doesn’t work. (will you loose all your savings? will you loose your house?) Only after you have put the worst case scenario on paper is when you can move forward.

Larry A
1 year 7 months ago

Hi Jens,

Every business starts out as a great idea which is either a unique concept or which you believe could be done better or differently than others – if you know how you’re going to achieve this and give great service, that’s what your clients will love about your business!

By giving excellent service and if you pricing is right, people will tell others about you and you will find yourself getting a lot of referrals, without advertising – this will be valued business for you!

I believe you will do it! Don’t give up!
Good Luck!

Lenia
3 years 1 month ago

Hi Jens,
I am very interested in what you say here as I am in the same position as you. I actually built my business plan and I think it is important because it is just an exercise to learn about how a company works. We learn thinking and so we reduce the possibilities of failure. This plan don’t have to be a long term business plan because we have to be flexible and change things during the journey. So I built it just for one year. This is something presented in the business book Rework. I don’t know if you have already read it. I am interested in the books you mention you read. Are there any books you would recommend to me?
I agree with you about the accounting. I need that help too. On the other hand I want to learn accountings by myself because it is very important to know how things work. Accounting provides financial education according to the book rich dad poor dad.
About the mentor you mention, have you find one? I have no idea about the benefits we can take from a mentor and as you mention, I don’t like focus on money either but it is an issue!
I would appreciate if you have advise me some tips!
Thank you in advanced and have a great day!
p.s. I have recently renewed my blog. I would appreciate if you have a look on that and tell me your opinion.

3 years 1 month ago

Hi Lenia,

We need to stick together. I still haven’t created my business plan. I know that I should, but I have been working with so many different projects, and I have several new clients. I didn’t want to tell them that I was busy, right now I just want to start building my business brick by brick. But I really need to start thinking about a business plan.

When it comes to mentors, I have many. They might not consider themselves as my mentor, but I keep reading their stuff and asking them questions and they are really brilliant. You should visit the blogs of people like John Falchetto and Ameena Falchetto, they are brilliant. I listen to them a lot when it comes to business advice.

I have been on a 3-hour course on accounting, to learn about taxes and things that matter when you start a business. It was a free course, and I learned a lot from it.

When it comes to books, I haven’t read any recently about starting a business, the books I’ve read are mostly about marketing and what to keep focusing on. I’ll need to take a closer look at Rework… I’ve read Rich Dad Poor Dad, and I learned a lot from that one.

Thanks a lot Lenia. I hope you’re having an awesome weekend. I’ll be over to take a look at your blog in a few minutes :)

Lenia
3 years 1 month ago

Yes, that is true Jens! I think we can share our experience and help its other. I understand very well your issue. If you already have customers it is reasonable that you focus on them and try to answer to their needs. In my opinion the business plan is just an exercise that helps us understand better some terms such as the cash flow, the revenues- expenses table etc. It is also a good opportunity to learn our market, identify some needs and build some services with a detailed way. In Rework, the authors have a revolutionary opinion about the business plan. If you wish you can find a summary of Rework in my blog Your Life Your Choices.
Thank you very much for giving me your advice. I will definitely visit the blog of John Falchetto and Ameena Falchetto.
I have also read Rich dad Poor dad! It is exactly that book that underline the importance of financial intelligence 😉
Thank you for your answer and for the Like you need in my Facebook Fan Page :)
I appreciate that.
Have a great week.
Lenia

Warren
3 years 1 month ago

Hey Jens, you’re right “Failure is NOT an option”!

You’re on the right track, and I’m sure with the help of the blogging team (friends) you’ve got you’ll be on the fast track in no time. We’ve all got different skills and experiences to share, and I’m always happy to brainstorm ideas with you. Email me anytime.

3 years 1 month ago

Hey Warren,

That’s awesome. I’ll email you as soon as I’ve got some questions.

The problem right now is the language barrier, it’s actually the first time I set up a blog in Norwegian, and I feel that it’s a lot harder to drive traffic to a Norwegian site than to an English one. That’s mostly because many of the services I use are more or less for English sites only, and it’s a lot harder to build backlinks to a non-english site.

Warren
3 years 1 month ago

I think in a case like that you should focus 80% of your link building efforts on other Norwegian sites that are online, and 20% on English sites for the added SEO boost you’ll want to get. Perhaps those could link to an English version of your site, or even a single English page?

3 years 1 month ago

Hey Warren,

That’s very interesting. I haven’t thought about adding an English page to my Norwegian site. That’s awesome. It’s a great idea to focus my link building to this page.

By the way, do you use any services for your link building?

Nicholle Olores
3 years 1 month ago

Hi Jens, this is great and totally agree with you these. It helps a lot to build business more and to those who will start. Thanks!

3 years 1 month ago

Thanks a lot Nicholle :)