WHEN WE HELP EACH OTHER, WE ALL SUCCEED TOGETHER!
Being in business is so much more fun when you feel like you know what you're doing... So how do we get there? Why to we spend so much time panicking and second guessing ourselves? The answer is actually annoyingly simple.... planning.
When was the last time you looked at your business plan? Do you even have a business plan...? Do you know what your sales were last year? Do you know what they're going to be this year? UGH!! There's just too much to think about and not enough time to figure it all out! Right? Wrong... We know from personal experience that taking the time to makes sense of this chaotic thing we're all doing (we chose to be in business for ourselves right?) makes a WORLD of difference...
So here's where things get fun!! Each of the links below will take through an exercise that will help you get to know your business. They're all so worth working through and totally free!! No strings!! We promise you'll find questions you never knew you wanted to ask and answers you never knew you needed. Running a small business can be so fun and SO rewarding, it just takes a little work to get there.
Do you ever feel link printers speak another language? Well, as graphic designers, we're fluent in printer-ese. We have amazing partnerships with some spectacular printers and, even if you don't need help with design, we'd love the chance to share some of our good fortune, and great prices, with you.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail... harsh... but not totally wrong. Actually not wrong at all. Totally true and not nearly as scary as it sounds. You might be surprised how big of an impact putting your hopes and dreams on paper can have.
We all have big dreams for our businesses. Well, maybe the big dream is just to stay in business... but still. Knowing how much you should be spending on marketing makes things a lot less stressful and knowing what you can spend gives you the freedom to have a lot more fun!
Who are you? It feels like it should be a really easy question to answer, but for most of us it's not. Even harder, who do your customers think you are? Finding these answers is actually a REALLY fun exercise and can be a HUGE confidence boost!
We all have a voice in our heads that tells us what's right and wrong (remember the cricket in Pinocchio?). What if I told you that your business has one too? Crazy right? But SO helpful!! Finding your voice will make everything you do so much easier!
Have you ever wondered if your message is getting to the right people? Spending time and money on advertising to the wrong audience or saying the wrong things to the right audience is a headache we've all felt. But it's ok. Think of that headache as the growing pain that brought you here.
Starting a new business is terrifying... With so many decisions to make and so much at stake, it's really easy to feel lost. Well, the first step is to realize you're not alone. We've all been there and we've got answers for just about any question you'll face!