If you have wanted to increase your small business’ capacity to earn more this week, month, quarter or until the end of the year these five tips are wanted you need. The insight I am providing is based on knowledge I have personally used, and wish was around when I launched my first company in 2009. A couple of years ago, I cracked the code to bring in $10,000 a month in digital sales. This was a game changer for my business mainly because I had to learn & do things I never did. However, before that, I remember the amount of money wasted. Thank you, Jesus, for deliverance.
The other day, I was talking to a friend about how business owners are not open to receiving constructive feedback regarding their businesses. Honestly, we can debate on this subject for hours, but most people have a wall up and believe they are right all the time. If you come to me with honest, constructive feedback, and insight I can use to help me grow my business I am all ears, notepad and recording device. I believe in order to be the best business owner; my iron needs to be sharpened by others. Today, I want to share how you can utilize constructive feedback to help grow your business.
We are less than four half months away before the holiday season is full swing. Big stores such as Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Target and more will have Santa Claus decking their aisle soon as Halloween is over. Too many times, I hear small business owners complain about missed opportunities, being overwhelmed, lack of sales and more when the holidays do roll around. Nine times out of ten its because they were not preparing at all for the upcoming season. It always baffles me when people say “I can’t believe it’s Christmas time.” It happens every year like clockwork we should not be surprised at all. Here are five ways you can prepare your business for this upcoming holiday season.
Okay, to be honest, I was not planning on writing a blog post for my birthday. I wanted to bring back the Life Lessons blog post I used to share in 2013 but thought no one was reading those suckers, and it’s time-consuming. Then yesterday, I was texting my best friend Brandi, and she asked if I was writing a blog post for my birthday. So, you can thank my bestie for this blog post and remind me to write what my heart desires, so monthly Life Lessons are coming back.
So, this is not a regular topic for Imperfect Concepts, but it’s how I started my first business. Eight years ago, I launched an online high-end designer boutique. Selling pieces I had to acquire over the time, in addition to that, pieces I sourced from thrifting. I love helping others find pieces for their wardrobe.
On a weekly basis, someone is asking me how I can get everything done effortlessly. To be honest, a very long time ago I decided what matters more was my sanity and that meant putting a schedule, rules, boundaries, and guidelines in place for my business. Even when I am out of town for client meetings I have a particular schedule I adhere to that way I am consistent. Only time, this has been through for a loop is when I am sick, or a close family friend is sick. Trust, I have tried to keep my schedule for my business when I am sick, lol.
First, let me say this article is not just for consumers of small businesses, but the invidiuals who operate companies too. We can all learn how to help a company expand their reach in order to grow in a global marketplace. Starting a small business is a plethora of work that most people will never realize. Even when running a company you never actually understand the valleys or mountains you climb until they appear before you. As a supporter of small business, you can lend a hand to the owner by doing one of these things.
You’re probably thinking, “Tasha what the heck is ghosting.?” Well, ghosting is a popular term used in the dating world for when you’re dating or talking to someone, and they just disappear. They stop responding to messages and more, they have ghosted you. In the last year, I have been noticed on social media, websites and even newsletters of businesses I support ghosting me. They have completely disappeared with no updates and left me wondering what the heck has happened to them. Today, I want to break down how this can happen and what you can do to fix it.
First, please note that everyone does not to quit their job to be their own boss. Being your own boss is super hard work, and there will be several times you wonder how you will make it. In addition to that, if you have a current 9 to 5 know that is funding your small business dreams. That is something you should be super mindful of when it comes to quitting your job to go after your business idea. However, if you know all this and still want to go after your entrepreneurial dreams very soon, here is six steps to help you along that journey.
In the last couple years, I have documented my financial struggles and triumphs when it comes to personal and business. I have talked about Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich, Running A Business and Paying Off Student Loans, Zero Budget Method, Shopping At Aldi, Rebuild Credit and many more topics. I personally believe, I cannot tell my story if I don’t share the ugly parts of my life. That will never inspire you or others to improve your life. Today, I want to share something with you that happen last month. I legit screamed and text Liz immediately when this happen. As mentioned before also, establishing a relationship with a banker is so important. Liz is essential to my story of changing my credit.
Before officially closing down my online high-end resale boutique, I started the transition into running a consulting company. I had no earthly idea on how I was supposed to do this. My approach to business has always to get my hands dirty, and learn as you go. So, you can say I took all the mistakes I learned, and they were my guide for consulting. Today, I want to share five things I wish I knew before launching a service company. No matter if you’re a service business or product based business there is insight in here for you too.
Last month, one of my social media friends was on Instagram stories asking how does she find her stride in business to ensure she is on the right track. Funny thing, when I was listening to her share her thoughts regarding business I knew others had this question too. Too many times, people will seek out advice of consultant or coach and they give them a recycled business model on how to do things. I don’t believe in that. Even if your industry was invited when Jesus was born you can always add to the wheel house.