A new year always feels like an opportunity for a new beginning. It is a good thing, a way to shut the door on the way things have been, and getting a vision for endless opportunity! I am now setting goals for my business for the days and months ahead, and it is an exciting thing for me to do!
Clearly, some things need to be taken into consideration when setting goals. These are not "New Year's Resolutions". They are not happy ideas that could only take place in a perfect world. They are things that will require action and effort, and are not to be taken lightly. At all. In light of this, my business journey through the land of 2013 begins!
First of all, I want to continue to improve my product, and plan to continue to broaden my creative horizons by learning new techniques and skills in crafting my items. I want them to be as beautiful as possible, as unique as I can make them, and extremely well made.
Next, I want to learn to get my bookwork more organized by learning how to use my business software and utilizing it to get things into a more manageable format. I grew up in the age of paper. Everything was on paper. It works well, but it is fast becoming an ancient method of storage, and in my small house I do not need to donate space to the storing of any but the essentials in paperage!
I wish to expand my business presence on the innerwebz. I need to research the various possibilities in doing this, as I will not double list any items between sites. There will need to be a separate inventory for different sites unless the sales option goes directly to www.everydayapromise.etsy.com, which shall remain my major online shop.
These are only the beginnings of my thoughts on where this new year is taking me. I really want my business to build to the point that it can contribute to the paying off of some household obligations. This is a very ambitious thought indeed! Big things require big effort and big committment, so I am rolling up my sleeves and having at it!
My last thought on this thread today is, no matter what your business plans are, put God first and make Him the center of whatever you do. If this offends you, I am sorry, but without God we are nothing, and this life we live will leave behind only an empty wind when we are gone. I pray that my business will touch someone's life even today, and help them to find Him. He is there, waiting for you. I feel like I am typing to someone right now who really needs to know that Jesus is real, Jesus lives, and He can help you with every single aspect of your life, even the business you are struggling to run and make a go of.
Have a wonderful day and take the lid off your dreams!