If you haven’t built a business with a solid foundation, you may find yourself struggling to be both profitable and sustainable. As entrepreneurs, it’s so important to be armed with the building blocks for a sustainable business while having guidance with your finances! In today’s episode, Shanna Skidmore joins us to share how you can start building those foundation to a profitable and sustainable business!
Shanna is a former fortune 100 financial adviser, turned business consultant for creative entrepreneurs. For the past 15 years, she has been working in finance helping entrepreneurs around the world make more money and then manage it well. During that time, she’s unlocked the blueprint to building a profitable and sustainable business designed to align with the life you love, and the life that you want to live. Now she teaches that formula to as many business owners as possible through The Blueprint Model.
Hey, creative friend… are you ready to grow a business you love that fits your life? Let me introduce you to Shanna’s proven, practical system for building a profitable, sustainable business that works (she’s got six years of testimonials to back it up!) … and gives you your life back along the way. The Blueprint Model is the answer to your problems!
Building a Profitable and Sustainable Business Based on Your Financial Needs
While many entrepreneurs and business owners struggle with finances, a common misunderstanding by those that are struggling is one thing—understanding their financial needs. What do you need to get by? Shanna calls this her “enough” number. It’s enough to keep the business running and life running.
In the creative industry, there is a trend to hit 6 figures, but when you’re just getting started, that can be an overwhelming goal. Have you felt pressured to hit that 6 figures? If so, why? Take a moment to ask yourself if this is what you need or is it simply because someone told you that’s what a successful business owner makes?
Stop chasing that goal and chase the goal that matches your financial needs. Business is a longevity goal, so set realistic expectations.
The Most Common Pitfall in Business Finances
After working with thousands of businesses, Shanna has seen the common pitfalls between them all, including the most common one: spending. Whether it’s with writing things off in your business or for reinvesting in your business, entrepreneurs have a tendency to spend money in their business.
How can you combat that? While you’ve likely tried to create a budget, let’s make a spending plan. What do you want to spend money on and how much money can you spend in your business?
Managing Your Spending Plan as You Grow
In the beginning of your business, you may not have many expenses like staff, contractors, softwares, rent, etc., but then as your business grows, so do your expenses.
When you run into this as you grow, it’s important that you take a look at that spending plan you create and determine if it need adjustments based on if that is where you want your money to go.
Build Your Foundation with The Blueprint Model
When Shanna created the Blueprint Model, she had you, the business owner, in mind. Shanna is on a mission to change the financial perspectives in as many lives and businesses of entrepreneurs as possible. In this mindset focused course, Shanna shares the six building blocks for building a thriving business on your own terms. This program gives you the building blocks you need to set a foundation for your business.
In the program, she starts with creating a vision for your business, understanding your offers, how to pitch those offers, how to then price the offers, and how to market them to the audience. Then she dives in depth about financial planning, forecasting, and managing money day to day.
With this foundational plan, it sets you up to know your business and know how to expand in it. You can grow profitably and strategically, because you’ll know the ins and outs of your finances.
“This program was life-changing for me.”
After working with thousands of businesses, other common pitfalls Shanna sees include pricing, spending, financial planning, managing money, and taxes; all of which are covered in The Blueprint Model. If this is the program your business has been needing, I highly recommend you give it a chance to help you set the foundations in your business!
Enroll in the Blueprint Model
Does your business fit your life the way you want it to? Shanna’s program, The Blueprint Model is a proven, practical system for building a profitable, sustainable business that works and gives you your life back along the way. With years of experience and testimonials to back it up, the Blueprint Model is the financial program for your business that you’ve been looking for!