My weaknesses have made themselves apparant over the past few days, here is a preliminary list. The first entry is the topic, the one below that is the specifics, and the one below that is the practical step to get me to an adequate level in under ten hours.
Problem: I am terrible at accounting in general, and QuickBooks in particular
Solution: Spend 10 hours taking free online classes, break this up into one half hour per day
- Elevator Speeches
Problem: Whenever I talk to someone about Stronico I start from scratch every time
Solution: Create 10 second, 30 second, 5 minute, and 15 minute pitches. Run these by interested parties and refine and rehearse
- Uneven progress in the Stronico Venture
Problem: The venture breaks down into long unfocused slogs of marketing and development
Solution: Create master plan, with deadlines and goals
- Fame and Goodwill
Problem: Not enough people know about Stronico
Solution: Continue prospecting, apply it to the intelligence gathering aspects of Stronico, and make contact with relevant bloggers, then refine the approach.
Problem: There are no good metrics for Stronico, either in profitability, marketing, sales, web hits, etc
Solution: Create spreadsheet listing weekly goals for all of the above, have second row be the actual numbers.
This post originally appeared on the Stronico blog – with the absorption of Stronico into Digital Tool Factory this post has been moved to the Digital Tool Factory blog
||Written By Steve French|