Plans for 2009 | Christie Graphic Design

Plans for 2009 | Christie Graphic Design

Plans for 2009

Plans for 2009
First Quarter 2009
Posted November 04, 2008 by Heather Christie
      Another year is coming to a close, and I hope that despite the economic woes in this country, that you all had a successful year in business. Because of the wonderful word of mouth my clients give, I have managed to weather this storm well. Now that we are entering the end of 2008, I am analyzing the past year and firming up my plans for 2009, especially first quarter.

I am a "glass half full" kind of thinker, so I look at the slower times as opportunities to reflect on the successes and failures of the past year. So many directions I would like to go! Here's my advice as you make plans for your business;

• Review your statement of purpose, business plan or other charter planning that you've done. Look at the steps you took to reach these goals and note what worked and what didn't. Base your plans for the next year on what you learned so far.

• Analyze your record keeping. Not just balance sheets, but client contact lists, advertising results and other information that is vital to growth. Gather as much information from your clients as possible; it will be essential to recognizing your target market and making advertising strategies.

• Continue your education. Go to a seminar, find a mentor, connect with peers. It will help you to stay inspired, and keep you from getting stuck in a rut.

Best wishes for a great 2009! ~ Heather