25 Entrepreneurial Milestones

25 Entrepreneurial Milestones
I wrote this awhile ago, and it's really cool to return to ... I haven't quite made it, but I'm actually closer than ... I might have otherwise been ... thankful; and now to get back to checkin' these milestones off !!!

What follow are the first 25 milestones for entrepreneurial sustainability that I've compiled for myself, split into four sections.

The first section is meant to provide a foundation, the second section fortifies this position. The third section expands it, while the final fourth section invest in the previous three.

This will be what is called a living document as it will continue to be updated. Much of the descriptions below #10 are little more than placeholders. Nonetheless, I think this is a reasonable list of steps able to lead to success. I'll continue to add to this document as ideas unfurl.

  • M Monthly Cost
  • Y Yearly Cost
  • T Monthly Total

The Top 10

All of the following goals are mean to provide a solid foundation for creating and distrubiting content. To start with I seek getting paid platform access to applications such as Zapier, Calendly, Zencastr & Later. We round out the top ten with some equipment upgrades.

#1 Calendly Pro

I've got a small collection of events to sell, tbh - starting with the ExoCTO Intro sessions. Sure, they're free, but what they lead to are possible 20-, 30, or 60-minute meetings. As well, there are the 5Qi conversations, as well as idioke sessions, I would like to schedule.

Each event having it's own workflow, and question set that needs to be asked. Calendly facilitates this by allowing me to ask a series of questions up-front, and being able to send a follow-up, after our meeting.

Might go up to the $12/month tier ~ it's just convenient.

MYT
$8$96$8

#2 Canva Premium

Deprecated selection Zapier Starter Plan

This is where Canva takes over as being the most useful app to purchase ~ like hot damn!!

MYT
$0$0$8

#3 Phone Bill CHECK

The Phone Bill ~ I can get off the Claro Pre-pay plan, into Post-Pago, as it is called down here in Colombia. This will help me build my credit, as well as get me 15GB of data per month with unlimited WhatsApp & Instagram.

Decprecated Selection: Stripe Subscription Plugin

WP Stripe Plugin is actually the plugin that go exploited for the bot that bit us.

MYT
$0$0$8

#4 Zoom Premium

Deprecated Selection: Zapier Pro

Just not necessary.

MYT
$0$0$8

#5 Zencastr

MAYBE ~ Zencastr is a platform that assures, as best can be done, that I get quality recordings when recording conversations with virtual guests.

In fact, using Zencastr, each guest has their own track being individually recorded. The pro-version will allow me to host unlimited guests, with unlimited hours of recording!!

MYT
$20$240$28

#6 Sound Padding

Sound Padding will improve the sound quality of the recording space. Once the set-up is paid for this chunk of proceeds will be split into an Equipment Fund, and Long-term Savings.

MYT
$15$180$97

#7 Mic Upgrade

Mic Upgrade means getting a real microphone set-up. Once the set-up is paid for this chunk of proceeds will be split into an Equipment Fund, and Long-term Savings.

MYT
$35$420$132

#8 Rebel Labs Server

Rebel Labs Cloud Space ~ space will be purchased through Digital Ocean to host the Rebel Labs, and maintain expansion.

MYT
$20$240$152

#9 ???????

Deprecated Selection: Later

Later ~ this platform will allow me to schedule my posts; but I'm just not interested anymore ... We're good on Twitter, and I built the bot for that.

MYT
$8$96$160

#10 ???????

Rebel Labs Cloud Space ~ space will be purchased through Digital Ocean to host the Rebel Labs, and maintain expansion.

MYT
$25$300$185

The Center 7

Now that I've got the business basics covered, I start lookin' to displace life costs. The thought being that I am already displaying these costs by teaching English classes. And ought to be able to displace these costs by ExoCTO labor. Tthough if I can demonstrate enough support to displace these costs through content creation. That'd be pretty cool.

#11 Insurance / Savings

Insurance / Savings ~ I need to explain the Colombia pension system.

Deprecated Selection: Internet Bill ~ is actually taken care of by the unlimited data plan; though what I am lookin' to pick up is a bluetooth mechanical keyboard!

MYT
$50$600$235

#12 Equipment Upgrade

Equipment Upgrade ~ Desktop Computer.

MYT
$25$300$260

#14 Monthly Groceries

Equipment Upgrade ~ Desktop Computer.

MYT
$75$900$335

#15 Rent

Rent ~ This is an estimated amount to offset.

MYT
$150$1,800$485

#16 ???????

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MYT
$75$900$560

#17 Rent

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MYT
$250$3,000$810

The Sustaining 5

We've created an incredibly stable and productive foundation, now we focus on expansion with the following five goals.

#18 R & D Equipment

R & D Equipment ~ The best that money can buy ... or something like that.

MYT
$500$6,000$1,310

#19 A Virtual Assistant

A Virtual Assistant ~ The best that money can buy ... or something like that.

MYT
$350$4,200$1,660

#20 VA Raise

VA Raise ~ their first job is to get themselves a raise!

MYT
$150$1,800$1,810

#21 R & D Processes

R & D Processes ~ Let's complete re-evaluate what we're doing, and how!

MYT
$750$9,000$2,560

Legal Review ~ I'll invest in a solid overview of our practices, and maintain a savings account exclusively for continued savings, for legal and accounting costs.

MYT
$250$3,000$2,810

The Final 3

#23 R & D Living

R & D Living ~ how can I make my energy use more efficiant?

MYT
$500$6,000$3,310

#24 R & D Communications

R & D Communication ~ how can I make my communication and interactions more secure?

MYT
$500$6,000$3,810

#25 R & D Transportation

R & D Transportation ~ how can I travel most efficiently, consistently?

MYT
$500$6,000$4,310