Yesterday I created my new business plan for 2015. It’s always an enlightening experience to see what’s happened this year in my business and where I’m going with it in the next year.
One of the questions I answer each year is why I’m in business. Although my reasons usually don’t change much, it serves as a good reminder.
My number one reason is blatantly obvious, though it’s usually not the first reason that many entrepreneurs think of – especially writers (yes, writers own businesses too if they sell their work). My number one reason is money, plain and simple. And, unless you write for a hobby, it should be your number one reason too!
There’s nothing wrong with being in business for money. In fact, it’s completely natural and expected. Owning a business takes work and you deserve something for your efforts. Besides, everyone needs to make a living. The fact that you own a business means that you’ve decided to make your living doing something you enjoy doing and that allows you to live the way you want to.
Another reason I’m in business is because I enjoy working with creative people. Years ago when I was working in the corporate world I worked at a desk putting numbers into a computer all day. I hated it. The people I worked with all did the same thing and though I liked all of my coworkers, I longed to be able to converse and work with creative types like myself. Now I have that opportunity on a regular basis.
And finally, I am in business to make a difference in the lives of others. When I create a booklet it helps the reader. It also helps a business if I sell it to a quantity buyer, and by helping a business I’m helping our economy in a small way.
Also, when I help a writer see the possibilities that exist in the booklet writing arena and he or she takes advantage of the opportunity, I’ve helped that writer to become a business owner and add income to their household, as well as be able to create the lifestyle they want to live.
That’s it in a nutshell. How about you? What are your reasons for writing booklets and owning a booklet publishing company/business? I’d love to read your comments!
To your riches!
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