You've Started A Biz, Now What?! // STRATEGY, BRANDING, + WEB DESIGN BY XXOBRI.COM
If you're here, chances are you either have an online biz, or you're thinking about starting one! So I wanted to share some tips for those of you just getting started or looking for a little biz boost!
Evaluate (or re-evaluate) your business goals. It helps to have definite financial goals ($1000 a month, for example), and then a set of reasonable steps you need to take to reach that goal. Only you know if you can, in fact, take those steps; if you don't think you can do it or if it looks too easy, this kind of evaluation is the time to cut back or step it up, depending.
Hold Yourself Accountable💁🏻
Once you have your goals in place, it helps to have someone check up on you to see about the progress of those goals. You should consider getting an accountability partner. This person will be aware of your goals (this is why they need to be concrete), and she can call or email you regularly to see how you're doing. If possible, this person should be someone else in a similar biz or with some kind of experience!
Hire a Coach👯
There are various businesses that have sprung out of the need to teach others about business. You can look online and find various businesses dedicated to helping #bizbabes just like you! >>If you're interested in working with me, click here!
Remember it's a Business🗄
Sometimes, bizbabes who work from home have a hard time getting a business-oriented mindset when there is no business dress code, desk, and office.
To help solve this problem, try some of the following:
* Set aside an office area of your home. If possible, this should be a place where you work and work only. It does not have to be big or elaborate, but it needs to be customized. You know what gets you into or out of a "business" mood - set up your space accordingly. >>You can snag my home office organization guide here![It even includes organizing your digital office too!]
* Set business hours. Non-business email, social networking, and phone calls should not take place during that time. If a friend calls you to chat, you will need to be firm but kind about your business hours and ask her to call back when you are not working. Being able to have definite work and social hours is beneficial for everyone.
* Dress accordingly. You don't have to have a business suit (unless that works for you!), but dressing as you would in an office can do wonders for setting the business mood. It's motivating, and you feel like you can tackle whatever comes your way, including a last-minute face-to-face meeting.