Preparing Your Business
Each year we take time to prepare for the New Year by taking time to review the past 12 months and to to plan for the upcoming year. While the rest of the world prepares for the new year around the first of January, we started our planning in October.
Why Plan So Early
For us as a military family, our crazy moving season tends to also align with peak wedding season as well. In the beginning phase of the photography business we waited until the traditionally accepted New Year to make our list of goals and dreams. This often found us scrambling with no clear vision for the next year.
Making a List
One of the first things we did this year to prepare for 2018 was to make a list of what needed to be addressed and fixed from 2017. From there we have spent time crafting a better workflow for my photography business and automating things what had in the past been recreated each time a new inquiry came in.
Checking it Twice
After crafting a better workflow we went back to that list we made from 2017 and added our dreams and goals to that list . . our BIG IDEAS. Both J and I worked through that list and mapped out a schedule to start implementing those dreams and ideas into our work schedule . . things like video newsletters and more Facebook lives as well as some guest blog posts from our resident workflow specialist.
While this just skims the surface of how we prepare for the New Year . . there is a whole podcast on what we do to get you ready for your best year yet. Head on over to Bokeh Podcast and have a listen. Don’t miss out on some extra tidbits on outsourcing.