I need somewhere to share the progression and development of the businesses I am working on. It’s no longer good enough to work in silo. And 2016 is the year that I face my fears and move forward with the hopes, visions and dreams I’ve been dancing with for the past 8 years.
What I really want is for work to be effective and efficient.
I want the systems to flow smoothly and easily.
I want everything to be logical and sensible.
I want to successfully and momentously fulfill our mission.
The mission of Grand Cross Media is to create media for a new paradigm, films, tv, games while supporting small businesses to grow and thrive.
The mission of Not.Global is to empower artists and creators to work together and prosper.
Cashflow is the next step.
Having a clear set of financial statements and a clear reporting system is next. The first decision is whether to store our books on our local computer or on Intuit’s servers. Each has its pros and cons. However, in this moment I think it would be beneficial if we stored it on Intuit’s servers for ease of access… although, if traveling abroad what’s to stop someone from seeing the books if we access them? Although if we lost a laptop or maybe even the file stored in Dropbox isn’t a secure solution?
Intuit it is (higher self).
I’ve got my personal books on Quicken, and Grand Cross Media on Intuit.
Now, we need to figure out the operating costs for the next 6-12 months so we will attract the income necessary to stay in business. Income streams include:
Assets (Movies, TV Shows, Sell-able Products)
So next is communication… of course, next week I’m working on the product. But the product is sort of a tool for communication… hmm.. okay, not really.. not in the sense of communicating to the team and the world.. at least not yet.
Communications is NotNow.tv and NotRadio. Along with our newsletter and social media.
Systems… ah, okay… this is sort of built into the product, actually… yes, if done properly the product is a system that allows us to create our communications easier. And it allows others to communicate easier.
Legal, this needs some finessing and guidance. This is where our agreements and legal structure come into play. Along with the foundation to raise money and exit the venture in due time.
Product, the tip of the iceberg.
Finally Team and Leadership. These are the key support pillars. And in order to empower a team to have great leadership we need to have incentives and rewards, and clear communication along with a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities and who is accountable to which decision making rights.