Was your big goal for 2013 to finally get your handmade business off the ground? Did you launch or are you still waiting for ___________ (fill in the blank) to happen?
If you did start how are things going? Are your sales what you had hoped? Have you found your audience?
July 2nd at about noon will mark the exact middle of the calendar year. 2013 will be halfway over but there is still half a year to get your business off the ground. This is a great time to assess your goals, take a good look at your business and make adjustments if needed.
First of all you might want to ask yourself if you are a hobbyist or a business owner? If you haven’t launched your business yet and really don’t have a concrete reason for holding back maybe you are a hobbyist. This post: Are You a Hobbyist or Business Owner? might just have the information you need to help you decide if you really want to own a business or if you are happy being a hobbyist.
Have you lost focus? Did you start your business with one idea in mind but then you’ve started 12 other lines or projects too? Having too much going on can put a crimp in your business productivity. Try strengthening your focus muscle with this post: Strengthen Your Focus Muscle. Maybe you just need to step back and re-imagine your business or redefine your goals?
Is your productivity lacking? Is the summer heat, family or your own lack of enthusiasm keeping you from producing as much as you would like? 5 Tips for Increasing Productivity might be a post that will help. Get more organized, eliminate some distractions, do whatever you can to increase your productivity. Not only are we nearing the mid-point of the year but it will VERY SOON be time to start thinking of Christmas sales.It’s time to get your creative business humming so you can cash in on holiday sales.
And just in case you missed it here are 8 posts I wrote just before the New Year.
Start Your Creative Business in 2013 – It Takes Time and Effort
The mid point in the year is a great time to take stock and see where you stand with your business goals. It’s not too late to launch a profitable creative business for 2013.
Have you been sitting on the fence about starting your creative business? What’s holding you back?
By: Vicki O’Dell, The Creative Goddess
You can find more of Vicki’s article right here on her profile page!