Yesterday I posted about the new business that I am starting, and today I would like to share a little more about the details of the business and ask you for some prayers.
First, here are the short-term plans for the start up phase of Health FIO LLC.
- Secure Business licence and accounts
- Find an Office
- Create Web page and Brand
- Connect with local/regional professionals
- Trust God
Secure Business Licence
This was the first step and so far easiest. I applied with the state of Michigan for my LLC and I have my EIN (Tax Number) with the IRS. This means I am official. Its very exciting to take this step and to open up accounts as a sole-proprietor.
Find an Office
God Provides. There are too many details to get into in this post but I just have to say that GOD PROVIDES! I prayed some very specific prayers for an office and God provided exactly what I prayed for. My office is located in Traverse City on 8th Street. It’s a great location that is centrally located in town.
Create a Web Page and Brand
Since I have been at Bible Baptist for 18 years it was important for me to hire a marketing and branding company to help to develop my identity. (yes, I know who I am in Christ; but the world outside of Bible Baptist doesn’t and to be honest, I don’t even know what I don’t know about marketing and branding). So that is what the company I hired will help me do – get my name out in the community and region in a way that communicates to potential clients. PRAYER REQUEST: this is a major investment that requires funding that I don’t have at this time.
Part of my business plan involves connecting with local and regional professionals that share the same desire of healthy living that I have. They probably have insights that I am not even aware and can learn from. I plan to continue my podcast that I started last year and use it as a platform to interview the professionals that I will be connecting with. Look for my first podcast to start the first week of June.
Although trusting God is last on this list, it is by no means last in my priorities. Every step I have taken in this process has been by trusting God. Am I nervous? YES. But I am going to my heavenly Father everyday to ask for His guidance. My life verse is Galations 2:20
“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
I need Your Help
Would you please commit to praying for the start up needs that I have? If you would like more information on my prayer requests I would be happy to send them to you. Also, how can I pray for you? Send me your request to: [email protected] Please remember to share this post with your friends.