You’re full of ideas for your creative business, so why can’t you seem to get anything done? Why do you feel lethargic? You might need to take some time to define the purpose of your business. Even creative work needs a good business plan! Let me show you the bare bones way to make a business plan and define the purpose of your business.
1. First, Set Business Goals
This first step is paramount. You can set monthly goals, or go the next step by setting a goal for each week. Make sure your goals are both realistic and achievable.
2. Set Revenue Goals
Set the revenue numbers you want to reach monthly, weekly, or biweekly. Many creative business owners skip this vital step!
3. Make Your Action Plans
Write a list of actions you’ll take to hit the revenue and business goals you’ve set. You might list more items on Etsy or invest in advertising, for example.
4. Schedule Your Ideal Week
This isn’t a necessary step, but it’s an extremely helpful one. Schedule your week from Monday through Sunday. Schedule time for all the steps you’ll take to accomplish your goals. (Make room for rest and fun, too!) Schedules can feel limiting, but you’ll be surprised at your accomplishments when you stick to one. (Admit it; we artsy-types need some reining in sometimes!)
5. Avoid Procrastination
The internet playground is beckoning, tempting you with cheap thrills. Don’t go down the proverbial rabbit hole and forget your assignments for the day! Don’t procrastinate. Make crossing items off your task list a priority.
Call to Action: I Challenge You”¦
To make a business plan and stick to it next week. You’ll see an increase in productivity, creativity, and sales.
Get Help: I bought Brittni’s Track This! Workbook and loved it. It completely takes the frustration out of writing a business plan. Brittni also has a free Goal Tracking Worksheet you can use to help you hit your sales numbers.
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