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2 In Operation/ Startup Life

Increasing Your Small Business Chance of Becoming Profitable This Year

6 Tips to help you increase your companies bottom line this year. | Imperfect Concepts

A plethora of new small business owners believes they can turn a profit in 30 days, 90 days or the first year of operations. To be honest, companies such as; Twitter has not turned a profit yet, and Ashley Stewart took twenty years to become one. I am not writing this blog post to diminish your goals of being a successful small business owner. It is truly possible to do so, but we must first be realistic when it comes to this.  Today, I wanted to provide some real insight on increasing your small business chance of becoming profitable this year.   Continue Reading →

0 In Operation/ Startup Life

Seven Mistakes Most Small Business Owners Make

Launched my first business seven years ago. Took me four years to make six figures. Im sharing the mistakes that I made and ones business owners still make. | Imperfect Concepts

We all make mistakes when we first jump into something new. However, with the level of information you can find on the internet, it’s easier to jump over the roadblocks most people faced when they launched. The learning curve can be easier when you do the first item on this list. I know it can be seen as boring, but the information you collect will save a lot of time, money, and stress.  Continue Reading →

2 In Operation/ Startup Life

6 Tech Toys The Savvy Small Business Owner Needs

Every tech gadget you need a small business owner. | Imperfect Concepts #smallbiz #blogging #techtoys

As a small business owners, you know that our world is rapidly growing and moving towards a more tech experience in all levels. When I first started my business Twitter was 3 years old and the people I followed were still trying to figure it out. I am very lucky that I am able to run my business from anywhere in the world. Today, I want to share some tech toy options for the savvy business owner.  Continue Reading →

5 In Operation/ Startup Life

Power In One Hour – Focusing On Your Dreams Once A Day

How to actually get shit done when it comes to your small business. | Imperfect Concepts

For the last couple months, I have been talking about Power In One Hour on social media and how it can really change your business life. There was not a day in my life prior to doing this that I did not feel like my plate was pilled on with projects and I was treading water trying to get everything accomplished. Utilizing day designation, batch system and theme week really do help me knock things out, but there are still moments things would fill like it creating a pile and nothing was happening. Continue Reading →

6 In Operation/ Startup Life

Utilize Multiple Sales Channels To Sell Your Merchandise

Why using three or more platforms as sales channels can benefit your company's bottom line and much more. | Imperfect Concepts #smallbusiness #sales #business

Looking back, most of the stuff I know today, I didn’t know seven years ago when I was launching. Most of it wasn’t even learned from a book. Learning as I go has helped me grow my business tremendously. Running a successful brand no one really knows about is kinda funny, too. The reason my business has grown with the help of my loyal following is because of how I diversified my sales channels for my merchandise. Continue Reading →

1 In Operation/ Startup Life

5 Shipping Options For Small Business

Understanding the different shipping options your small business has. | Imperfect Concepts #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #womeninbusiness #blogging

Its almost 2015 holiday season which means several things but one of the biggest is shipping. Handling your shipping needs year round is super important not just holiday season. So many times we don’t put much thought into shipping our clients or customers packages. In addition to the programs that we use to do this. It is important to be informed business owner and select the right choice to ensure your business runs smoothly.

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5 In Operation/ Startup Life

Creating Canned Email Responses Utilizing Your FAQ

Learn how to take your most emailed questions and turn them into canned responses that save your business time. | Imperfect Concepts #SmallBusiness #CannedEmails

As a small business owner, you are juggling a million things at once. One of the things that seems to pile up and causes the most stress is, the never-ending emails coming in from current clients/customers or future ones. One of the best things I did for Imperfect Concepts and ICB Consults was create canned emails. This has cut down on a lot of stress and emailing back and forth.  Continue Reading →

11 In Operation/ Startup Life

5 Cardinal Rules To Packaging Customer’s Orders

Sharing the do's and don'ts of packaging customer's order to ship from your small business. | Imperfect Concepts #SmallBusiness #Shipping #CustomerService

Just the other day, I was chatting with a friend about her business shipping needs and what her currently method was. Maybe 5 minutes into the conversation, I stated that her plan needed to be redesigned to completely. See, most small business owners think a customer’s experience with their store ends after the purchase is made. It doesn’t. It extends way past that, all the way up to them receiving their order in the mail. This can either help you land a repeat customer or lose one.  Continue Reading →

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