Finding a New Way Forward: Questions to Ask If Your Business Plan No Longer Fits

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This week on The Localist, Carrie is back to discuss one of 2020’s most common business strategies: the pivot. No one was spared from having to pivot, whether it was a small business, side hustler, or freelancer, and Carrie gives a few tips for how to reevaluate in 2021. Carrie dives into revisiting your business model with The Localist as an example for tailoring your model to fit a change in context, giving a few resources for updating (or creating!) a marketing plan, creating a minimum viable product, and letting go of perfectionism. Carrie wraps up with the importance of figuring out what brings you joy, how to decrease stress, and using that knowledge to determine the direction to take with your business. 

Mentioned in this episode: 

ThinkLocalist on Instagram


Church Street Coffee and Books

Marketing Made Simple 


Business Made Simple Podcast episode with Rory Vaden 

Marie Kondo

Michael Dollins on The Localist Podcast 

About Carrie

Carrie Rollwagen is host of the Localist podcast and cofounder of Church Street Coffee & Books. Currently, she works as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Infomedia, a web development company in Birmingham, Alabama. Find the Localist at @thinklocalist on Instagram and follow Carrie at @crollwagen.

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