Happy Monday Creatives !! Let’s start preparing you for the new year, as we close on October (how is it almost over ) you need to start thinking about 2017 . I know it seems like 2016 just flew by and here we are with 2 months left in the 2016 year and we need to start planning my friends for 2017 and how you will be successful .
First look at 2016 and think about all the things that worked and didn’t work for you make a list . This year we launched Blissful Creatives and it has been so inspiring to educate creatives as well as learn along side of you . We also launched A.C.E. Creative Conference earlier this month in Raleigh and that was so much fun to speak & educate creatives as well as learn from some of the most kick ass creatives in the industry . What are your highs for the year ? Did you meet your quota of weddings booked, did you launch a new program or did you just launch your business in 2016 ?
Now let’s look at advertising, where did you advertise your business this year ? Did you start the year with a marketing plan ? If you didn’t start 2016 with a plan I encourage you to have one in 2017 this is a strong foundation to start with . How about a strategy for your business and for the full year, do you have one ? Having a strategy / outline for your business is the #1 thing that will help you to identify and achieve your goals within your business . Look at where you advertised this year and which one’s gave you the best ROI (return on investment) and re-evaluate where you would like to advertise next year . Don’t forget to look at your local market as this is more than likely where you will find your ideal client unless you are a destination vendor .
Now take a min and start looking ahead to 2017 what are your goals for 2017, take a min and make a list of your top 5 goals . Think about your why, why do these matter, why are they important ? After you make your goals look at your core values, are those still relevant ? Now lay out your plan for 2017 calendar it out, remember you don’t have to plan for the full year you can plan in quarters but you do want to lay out what you hope to achieve . I find that when I lay out my big goals and work out my launch and action plans then I can add in some of the smaller things I want to accomplish .
I hope this helps you get started on planning for 2017 we will be diving in all month to get you going on planning for 2017 . Here are some of the things you can look forward to here on Blissful Creatives . Tomorrow November 1st we will be launching our 1 on 1 for brand strategy and business strategy ( insert happy dance) . We have a couple of packages to offer for creatives, we are also opening business consulting for those creatives that need some help in growing their business all around . In 2017 A.C.E. Creative Conference will be back in 2 cities, we will be adding a library of resources here on the site and opening up a full Creative Acadamy that will run for 6 months . Whoo … that’s a lot but we are so excited to continue to give to all of you .
Now grab a cup of coffee and jump on your 2017 planning . Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter this is where we will be offering exclusive offerings for all the new launches we have coming up . Cheers !!!
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