Stay Organized during the Holiday Sales Rush

Thanksgiving is tomorrow… DON’T PANIC!

While the rest of your family is enjoying time together and preparing to eat loads of good food, I know what you’re thinking about: Alllll of the orders you have starting to pile up. You would love to relax and enjoy your holiday, but you’re starting to get overwhelmed.

If you’re anything like me, getting panicky is a really great way to get absolutely nothing done. When I let the overwhelm take over, my brain can’t figure out what to do first, what to prioritize, or how to pace myself. This even happens with cleaning my house! If I skip a weekend of upkeep, all I can see when I look around is mess instead of actionable steps.

This weekend, take some time to journal. How does the holiday season make you feel? Are you overwhelmed by all the orders, or does the work excite you? How has the holiday season gone for you in the past? If this is your first season in business, what are you most looking forward to?...

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7 Goal-Setting Strategies for Small Businesses

We’re halfway through 2019’s fourth quarter! Can you believe it? It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks we will be heading into 2020. 

I personally have had a blast this year. In addition to running my husband’s business, I have started my own! I launched two courses and have helped dozens of creative small business owners figure out their marketing strategies and finances. As much as I have accomplished, it’s time to think about what the next year holds. 

When we talk about new goals that coincide with January 1st, people often call them “New Year’s Resolutions.” New Year’s Resolutions also have a reputation for falling through. So as you create your list, make sure to call them something else, so you don’t trick your brain into failing. I like to call them my Level-Up Goals!

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of what goal to set, I want to share some tips on how to create good goals. First, I...

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