Opening up to our authentic selves in a new location or change of direction, also brings to the surface other simmering desires; such as transforming our newly-stimulated creativity into a dream job to accompany our transformation.
From Fantasy to Feasibility
For example, living in France, think how life could be: producing your own olive oil and selling it in local markets, writing the book that has been buried deep within you for so long , holding cooking classes in your new Provencal kitchen, opening your own Bed & Breakfast in the middle of the vineyards and Chateaux, …… the list goes on into the horizon of the setting sun.
The question is, can all this enchantment work financially? Let’s take a look at the 3 main impediments to growing a healthy business. Two of them you have little control over but with one of them you have 100% control over so that is your chance to go for it!
- Taxes – Little control
Get a good accountant who may be able to cut some corners for you and get on with growing your business to cover your taxes.
- Discouraging Bureaucracy – Little control with more options
Depending on where you live, paperwork has to get done. You can do it yourself but can save a lot of time and frustration by using one of the excellent expat services that can take care of almost anything. On the French Riviera, I recommend LBS (Leonetti Business Services).
This is one of the main reasons why new businesses struggle. Planning ahead is the single most effective action you can take to make your dream job work. Statistics show that a simple plan can have an amazing impact on a small business – increasing chances of financial success by 50%.
Most creative people don’t plan out their businesses because noone has made it easy. Therefore, most prefer to invest their energies into perfecting their product or service and develop relationships with their target market. Sadly, very little time is dedicated to planning how the money will come in.
For expats launching a business in a foreign country, a plan is vital as many are targeting an English speaking clientele. With a simple plan, the entrepreneur can find out what the income potential of that market is and which of his products or services will render the most profit. Only then can he or she choose the best marketing activities.
Today with the explosion of entrepreneurship, it is easier than ever to put a simple plan in place. One of the programs, especially made to motivate the right brainers is called Trilojee (see video & podcast below). For those who want extra guidance in their business growth, there are Entrepreneur Coaches to boost your business progress. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any global location.
We want your dream business to have every chance of succeeding!
These are the businesses that are promoting Wellness, Culture, Eco living, Cuisine, education, services and creating communities of like-minded people. These small businesses allow so many of us to experience quality of products and services and unexpected delights of living.
So go for it! Yes – a dream job and dream income too!
I would love to hear about your businesses. We want you to succeed as it helps all of us!
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