I’m pretty sure I heard Pastor Lester at Authentic Life Church talk about this first, but I’ve had various affirmations on this since. Preparation is the evidence of faith.
I had such a great meeting with our new accountant as we set up a meeting to talk about getting some business things in order. From most people that I talk to, they spend the first year of their business making all the mistakes and I honestly did the exact same thing. Personally, I dragged my feet on getting business in order because I thought to myself “will anyone even care?” “Will I even be able to make money from the things I want to do?” And the answer eventually was yes.
So this year is all about back-tracking and making certain that all my ducks are in a row. The ducks were all over the place when I went to do my taxes this year and so I certainly want to improve my business acumen by about 100%. I’m still not raking in the bucks, believe me, but I am doing business and therefore need to put the right things in place to grow and to protect myself as I grow.