November 2014 Business Goals

Friday, October 31, 2014

Last year at this time I was very intentional about setting monthly goals for my small business.  I knew, without a doubt, that without any goals in place, I would find it tempting to grow stagnant and not create new products for my shop or look for ways to grow (whether it be through streams of income, types of product, refining my current practices, etc).

With no surprise, when we moved back to the midwest, things got busier and I neglected my little business and as a result haven't been setting goals and things have slowed down a bit.  I've come to terms with the fact that That's okay.  I was very busy and there is no way I would have stayed sane if I devoted as much attention to my business when I had 75% less time to dedicate to it.

As of last week, the dust has settled and I feel like I can finally breathe.  So, I took time today to make some business goals for November.

1.)  List 50 more digital products (already made - just need to set up the photos and put in my shop)
2.) Try a new listing method for physical prints (less confusion for customers, easier to order)
3.) Adjust my turn-around time and pricing
4.) Revisit print prices.

I'm setting these goals fully knowing that in November I'm also going to be running on less sleep and trying to learn my role as a mom of a newborn.  However, this business is my passion and I know that it's not something I want to simply cast aside and call it a short phase of my life.  With that in mind, if I don't cross off all of my goals, That's okay.

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