Are you ready to make a new year’s resolution for your craft-selling business? In the past, I’ve not ever made resolutions, especially on New Years. I didn’t see the point, thought they were just something to be broken. And it is super cliche! But, I have since come to the conclusion that New Year’s resolutions are a pretty good idea. It’s a perfect opportunity to declare for bettering yourself, and your business, and the other things that need/want to be changing. The timing just happens to be convenient: It’s a new year, why not declare a new you in the process!
So, this year, in 2014, what are some things that you would like to get accomplished? I will admit that 2013 was a pretty slow year for me as far as my business was concerned. I wasn’t good about blogging, or my crafting. I mean, I do have 3 small kids to take care of (aged 4, 3, and 2), on top of my husband and house, and spiritual obligations. As always, though, I have big plans for 2014. Here are some ideas that you could be working on for the new year.
- Grow your business. It doesn’t have to be anything big. Plan out a new product line. Prepare for introducing new colors, new styles, more sizes. Expand to facebook, twitter, or the growing platform of instagram. Anything little can make a huge impact.
- Better your business. Always strive to be a better person, or in this case, a better entrepreneur. Pick one of your products (or all of them!) and find ways to make them better. Use better quality materials, figure out how to produce them faster, or more cost effective for you.
Personally: I plan to introduce some new product lines, as well as expand on some existing ones, and expand to a few more online selling venues. For this blog, well, I want to post more regularly (which will be quite a challenge for me, because I still have those three small children (the youngest of which is in the middle of being potty trained), husband, and house that I mentioned earlier). And I am hoping that I will be able to set up some affiliate links, as well as an email list (gasp! That’s pretty big!). I’ve got a boatload of stuff that I want to make for other people, just because gifts to brighten their days. And some home improvement projects, but I’ll try not to bore you guys with that stuff. 2014 is definitely going to be more productive than 2013 was. What are some things that you want to do to grow or better your business?