Friday, January 1, 2016

Tis the Season to Organize Your Business

The new year is finally here, and this is the time that many small business owners start to review their sales and marketing efforts from last year, and begin to adjust their strategy for the following year.

This is also an exciting year for MBucher Consulting as we celebrate our 5th year in business this summer! Hooray!

We’ve had a wonderful journey the past 5 years helping small business owners organize their business and marketing efforts.

As we begin a new year, I wanted to share some of our business printables that we use to help small businesses get organized.

A new year always brings along good intentions for small business owners to streamline their business and marketing efforts, while also implementing new business goals to help grow their business in the new year. With that being said, our first printable that we’re sharing is our monthly and yearly goal setting sheet.

Goal planning is a tedious process that not many small business owners enjoy doing, but they’re important for your overall business operations. This is a great opportunity for you to help set a road map for your business’ success over the coming year. I personally like to set not only sales targets to achieve monthly and yearly, but also goals for marketing campaigns that I run on a seasonal basis for myself and my clients.

Our monthly and yearly goal planning sheet is a handy tool for any small business owner. You can also use this sheet for personal goals, ie fitness goals, savings goals and much more.

Blog Management Kit - Blogging is an important task for many small businesses. I’ve been a business consultant for several years now, and see similar trends with many small business owners when it comes to blogging. I often see small business owners start off the new year with excitement and fresh ideas, but as the year goes on, we all get busy managing our business, and often blogging drops off as more of a side task. Our printable blog management kit is a handy tool for small business owners to have. Not only is this kit full of handy tools like an annual blog planner, but there are also printables like blog post planner, and blog series planner. You can also track your blog stats, blogging income and expenses, and also layout your weekly blogging to do list – handy for staying on top of maintenance and those minor tasks that need to get done.

Small Business Planner – another handy business tool for small business owners. This printable business kit is chocked full of handy printables such as; Invoice Template, Expenses, Suppliers List, Sales Log, Product Inventory, Weekly Planner, Password Log and much more. Here’s a full list of what’s included in our Printable Small Business Planner.

Lastly, our 2016 full year planner. This is the most important printable that I use on a daily basis. I covered the importance of the different sections of this planner in my last blog post, but here is an overview of how I use this planner: I use the weekly planner to outline my tasks for the week, set minor goals to achieve throughout the week, build my to do list for the week, but it also helps me layout next week’s tasks so I know what I’m in for next week. This is super handy to have, especially when you get into your busy season. I use the monthly calendars to help me brainstorm/pre-strategize marketing campaigns and product promotions to roll out in the coming month, outlining launch dates, when blog posts are published, and also meetings I have that month. This is a great overview tool. Within the planner, there’s also blank notes/brainstorming/goal planning pages. I use these pages to help brainstorm ideas for the coming month, make minor notes to remember for the coming month, or even jot down ideas for next month as a reference for later.

You can find our full 2016 Planner here.

Let`s hear from you. How do you plan to keep your business organized for the year ahead?

You can find more great business printables in our Etsy shop here.

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