Preparing a Business Plan it a bit surreal. It is like you are writing the business plan for some one else and it is not really your business you are going to borrow the money for. It is all good fun in putting it together using all your creative skills, but when our financial adviser sent over the spreadsheet with the loan requirements suddenly it was not funny anymore because guess what, we have to pay it back.
To put it mildly Matthew and I got a real shock when we looked at the bottom line and felt quite ill if we were to be honest. I started to get scared saying things to Matthew like what are we getting ourselves into, why did we ever start this in the first place, why didn’t we just get a job like dad wanted us to. Matthew got annoyed thinking I was not going to go through with it but I was really just voicing my fears.
This week we went to the bank and our loan was approved in principle. That day was the happiest day of my short life as I am only 24 years old. At one stage the bank manager even suggested that we got some one else to write the plan for us. We were both speechless for a couple of seconds and then we started laughing which released all of the stress.
While we found the writing of the business plan stressful, we took it one bite at a time. Have you read our book yet to see how we did it? You can purchase it here as an ebook or as a paperback. Do let us know what you think if you have read it. We have a Reviews page too if you’d like to see what others have said about it.
LESSON - we will be in control over our own future and no longer at the whim of a company who can make you redundant with the strike of a pen. There will be challenges ahead but we will learn and grow in the process.