Christmas is just a buzzing whereI am currently at. Dozens of presents have been made/purchased/acquired, wrapped in peppermint colored paper, and placed carefully underneath the tree around an electric train track. Following close behind is the New Years! Do you have all of this years business affairs in order?
Take some time to glance over your bookkeeping and make sure records are accurate and in order. If there are any lose ends, contact the appropriate person and get those tied up and squared away.
Get organized. I really cannot stress how important it is to have everything organized. Know where your supplies for crafting are, have a system for your inventory, and keep packaging supplies all in one place. There are tons of organizational techniques, and if what you’ve been using isn’t working for you, now is a great time to start trying a different method.
Create your plan. Write down what goals you want to achieve during the next year. Go ahead and grab a calendar and record when you want these goals to be accomplished, along with mini goals to help you stay on track.
Perform a self analysis of your business. There are tons of different ones you can do, I really like the SWOT method. Evaluate where your business has grown over the last year, and where it might’ve p shrunk. Create a plan to fix the flaws and strengthen the strong points.
Wish your customers a joyous holiday full of safe travels and a cheerful New Years. It may seem trivial to you, but letting your customers know that you are thinking of them during this crazy year most certainly cannot hurt 🙂
And the most important thing to keep in mind is to enjoy this magical time of the year. It may be crazy and hectic and chaotic and stressful, but in a few short weeks it will be over and life will continue as normal. I promise!