Posts Tagged ‘business goals’
Guys – it is time to ditch the old ‘build a business and sell it for zillions’ goal!
Just as easy credit has passed into history so too have the dreams of becoming instant dot.com millionaires as a result of a few lucky breaks and some unknown buyer waving cheque books.
As most successful entrepreneurs know, it doesn’t really happen like that – unless you are incredibly lucky.
But, it is a common battle cry from entrepreneurs that they want to sell their business for £5m in 3 years time – or some similar sort of goal.
Goal Setting is powerful. And I’m a big fan of setting goals… but…
… goal setting can have plenty of unintended consequences.
Like the back of bottle containing powerful chemicals – perhaps for clearing a blocked drain – they should contain the warning ‘use with caution’ and ‘discard when passed the use by date’.
A classic goal for first-time entrepreneurs – who are building their first business – is to sell the business for a set amount – say £5million – in 3 year time.