Turning Your Business Resolutions Into Attainable, SMART Goals

Originally written and posted on this blog in 2010.  This information is still relevant and important, so I am slightly revising and reposting it for 2014. Remember those New Year Resolutions you made for your business? What?!? You forgot already? Come now, it’s time to turn those resolutions into business goals. This is how you actually get things accomplished. Here …

Resolutions

7 Things To Do As The New Year Approaches

Here are 7 things you should do as a business owner as the new year approaches, according to Geoffrey James of Inc.com. Avoid making resolutions Resolutions are typically things that you don’t enjoy doing.  Making a resolution sets you up for failure as it just lists those things you will try to avoid.  ‘I will make more cold calls’ will …

HCSG Advanced Certified Soapmaker

HCSG Advanced Certified Soapmaker

I did it!! At the Handcrafted Soapmaker’s Guild 2010 Conference, I passed the Basic Soapmaker Certification. I then tested for the Advanced certification and sent in my soap sample. Today I officially passed and am now one of 20 or so Advanced Certified Soapmakers worldwide. What does this mean? Well not much has changed. It simply means that I have …

SMART Goal Setting For Business

SMART Goal Setting For Business

Here is the SMART method of goal setting. It’s quite simple. Specific – Make your goals specific. Vague resolutions will get you nowhere. Make it well-defined and focused. Maybe throw in some numbers and percentages. Write down exactly what you want to achieve. Measurable – This goes hand in hand with being specific. You need to word your goal with …

New Year Resolutions – Part 2 – Business

I blogged the other day about making personal new year resolutions. Now, I’m going to talk about business resolutions. Resolutions are like goals, but they are usually not as specific. I prefer to make general resolutions for the new year, and from there develop specific goals with measurable outcomes and time tables. I compiled a list of popular resolutions that …

Goals for a Blog

I thought I would let you know my goals for this blog. I would like for this site to be a network hub for fellow soap and bath and body product (and candle) artisans. I plan on providing regular articles to help your business, as well as to get your business’ name out there. The more links and mentions of …