(R.A.W.) Track This! Biz Goals Guide Giveaway

This giveaway is in conjunction with Reader Appreciation Week here on Papernstitch. Thank you so much to everyone who reads this blog and has made it what it now is!

Move your creative business goals forward right now with the Track This giveaway!

Ive personally found with my own business, that biz owners (and small business owners especially) need to set very specific goals in order to succeed with their business and begin crossing these accomplished goals and tasks off of their list. Accomplished goals means money in the bank for you.

So, I am giving away FIVE of these goal guidebooks to get you moving in the right direction when it comes to your creative business. Each of 5 winners will receive their own 33 page digital copy of Track This! Creating and Tracking your Business Goals over the Next Year to help you get on track and stay on track not just this year, but forever because you can use this goal workbook year after year, not just in 2011.

*Watch the video sneak peek that takes you inside Track This now.

Here’s how you can enter to win one of 5 Biz Goals Guidebooks:

There are 3 ways to enter this giveaway (so you can enter up to 3 times). Each entry should be a separate comment (international entries welcome, as always)”¦

1. Leave a comment below and tell me your biggest struggle with your business thus far. This can be brief.

2. Leave a comment below and tell me your number one goal for your business for the remainder of 2011.

3. Twitter, facebook, or blog about this giveaway and leave a link in the comments. *You can use the handy buttons below this post to link via facebook and twitter.

**Giveaway will end on Friday, June 24th at 11:59 pm eastern time.**

**For additional Reader Appreciation Week discounts, giveaways, and more visit the R.A.W. page for the full list. Thank you so much to everyone who reads this blog and has made it what it now is!

59 comments | Click here to reply

My own personal struggle has been a lack of focus as I have far too many ideas. Part of that is trying to avoid being stuck in one particular niche, but having some direction would be kind of handy 🙂

Ella

Oh no Beccy. I have no idea why that is happening?! I just emailed you to get more info. I’ll get to the bottom of this. 🙂
-Brittni

papernstitch

Hi again.

Brittno, is there any reason papernstitch has emailed me 16 time in the last ten minutes asking if I want to manage my subscriptions?! I always love getting mail, but the same mail 16 times is a bit much!

Just thought I’d let you know there might be a glitch somewhere.

Thanks.
Beccy

Beccy Parsons

Therefore, my goal for the remainder of 2011 is to get the site live, and fill it with my products. Then I will work on advertising and creating a following of people who share similar passions to me.

Hard work, but I think it will all be worth it in the end!

Beccy Parsons

My biggest struggle with my ‘business’ is two fold. Firstly it isn’t nearly where I want it to be – I’m having major trouble getting the site up and running, let alone thinking about branding and image, which leads on to the second issue: I don’t really see it as a business yet. It is in the sense that I devote time to it and I have a plan, but it doesn’t feel like anything yet.

Beccy Parsons

My number one problem I struggle with is not being business minded! I just want to make stuff and not worry about everything else. Unfortunately, that is not reasonable. This book would be a good place to start and might help me be more organized with the left side of my brain : ).

Sarah

My goal this year (I just started this venture this year) is to continue working towards an image for my business. This includes business cards, products, blog posts, etc. I think it is coming along at just the right pace but a little help is always appreciated.

Anna (sixtyfourcolorbox)

My biggest challenge in starting off my business is creating a specific image for the business. There are so many things I want to try personally that I have to decide what to use for the business and what to keep personal.

Anna (sixtyfourcolorbox)

My number 1 goal for the remainder of this year (and even writing it down I know I have to reframe it) is to prove to the naysayers in my life (aka family) that all my dreams are not pipedreams. I can follow through and achieve.

I know my goal should be personal and not to try and apease anyone else.

Laura

My biggest struggle is to get over the first hurdle (FEAR) and get started.
Maybe I have too many ideas and I need to focus on fewer at one time.

Laura

I think my biggest issue right now is narrowing down just exactly what my products will be; I have so many interests and things I love making that this has proven difficult.

DK

I tweeted it (handle = mangomerle)

DK

Hence, my biggest goal is to find the venues that my ideal customer hangs out (online or offline) and let them know about my store and work!

Meenoo

My biggest struggle so far been finding the right venues in which to market my jewelry. I know who my ideal customer is but where to find them?

Meenoo

My number one goal is to have money to invest in a new professional lookbook ……

Evelyn P.

Just this last week, I matched my revenue from 2010, so the rest of the year it’s my goal to see how much I can improve on it!

jen

Keeping the focus can be a struggle, you want to remain flexible but new ideas can send you off course and down the wrong path.

Lori

My biggest struggle is keeping up with adding new items.

jen

Awesome! It’s pretty tough to narrow it down to *just one* business challenge, but I would say doing it all yourself, and juggling the art of “wearing many hats.” To be a successful creative entrepreneur, you seldom get to simply create things and sit back to let the sales roll in. You are Customer Service Rep Extraordinaire, Marketing and PR Guru, Supplies and Inventory Manager, CEO, Research and Development Team, Packaging and Shipping Department, Quality Assurance Control, AND Creative Genius all-in-one. Sometimes, the weight of these responsibilities can be a little overwhelming. Afterall, if your biz is going to succeed, no one else is going to make it happen (or care as much as you do.) I think a guide like this would be an excellent resource to help small businesses keep their various (and weighty) responsibilities organized.

Mai

Hi Brittni

I’m an invitation designer and this year I’m planning to exhibit at my first bridal fair. Fingers crossed!

Alicia Parsons | Akimbo
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