Thank you for your amazing goals. Over 95 of you commented, listed goals and came up with a great plan to move yourself ahead in 2009. If you’d like to see the inspiring goals others set, they’re spaced over three days of posts – here, here and here. Regina from Dr. Flowers Essentials, a long time supporter of this blog and Bramble Berry, was the comment that was randomly chosen by an online number generator to receive a goody packet for her participation.
Overwhelmingly, at least half of you had business goals. They ranged from getting new accounts, to doing new craft shows, to streamlining inventory to increasing consumer sales. I read your frequently and want this blog to be a reflection of the interests that you have.
Over the coming two weeks, I’ll be writing and posting a series on ‘growing your business’. This new series will show you how to plan for stable growth in 2009. It does require homework but if you’ve never sat down to truly map out your business and plan for success, this is the time to do it.
Join me over the next few weeks in exploring the foundations of a successful small business so that you and your business can shine in ’09!
Day One – What do you want your business to look like?
Day Two – Working out a simple business plan
Day Three – Evaluating your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
Day Four – Defining your values is important
Day Five – Your vision will inspire others
Day Six – How to set goals
Day Seven – Getting your goals into action
Day Eight – Positive people can help you reach your goals
Day Nine – The possibilities are endless