Business planning takes a lot of work and I always thought was as far from creative as can be. Creative business planning? You’re kidding me!
I have never created a business plan, mission statement, media kit, etc for my blog. I know I should have done it a long time ago, but the business planning takes me away from doing what I love…writing! Even though I have a Business Admin & Marketing degree, I am not big on the business planning the usual way. It’s boring!
Creative Business Planning
It took me many years to figure out that I don’t love paperwork and I don’t love the details of business. I’m more creative so when I discovered The Creative Entrepreneur: A DIY Visual Guidebook for Making Business Ideas Real by Lisa Sonora Beam, it was like my two worlds collided and out came this book.
Shortly after, I discovered another book, The Right-Brain Business Plan which takes you through a step-by-step process of creating a business plan creatively. That is what I’m working on this month.
It was exciting to me to discover I can have fun creating a business plan as a digital scrapbook page. I’m getting excited just thinking about creative business planning. This is perfect for my Project Balance (#ProjectBalance) because I’m being creative while accomplishing a task I NEED to do, but do not WANT to do. It also feeds my need to research and learn.
Project Balance – Getting Organized, January
Now, armed with these 3 books, I will complete the following this month:
- Business Plan
- Media Kit
- Editorial Calendar
- Business & Personal Goals
Let’s Talk About Creative Business Planning!
Disclosure: I paid for all 3 books about creative business planning and the class myself. Affiliate links within post.
Photo Credits: Book covers from Amazon affiliate, Others from Microsoft Images
- 5 Steps To Building A Business Plan For Your Blog (blondish.net)