Here are few tip to create a successful business plan for 2011.
1. Have some end goals in mind. Write them down and review them weekly or a least monthly to keep you motivated! These can be anything from an income level, reaching a number of customers, setting up key accounts, partnering with local businesses, etc. What is your picture of success for your company this year?
2. Develop a promotional calendar. If you plan your events and promotions right now, you'll know what's coming up next month and the month after. You'll be more prepared and you be more successful. The more detailed the plan is, the less work you'll have to do at the time.
3. Have a plan to complete your plan. The best plans fail if they are not properly executed. You have to know who's going to approach the businesses you want to partner with, who's going to pass out postcards and the fair, who's going to set the appointments, etc. For many of this, those questions are easy ... it's me! If that's your case, then you have to budget your time to make sure all of these tasks are managed. You'll have to be the gauge that says it's too much, I need to scale back or I need more, how can I ramp things up!Over then next couple week's we'll cover these three steps in more detail to help you grow your business and achieve a new level of success your business. [poll id="3"] Guest Columnist: Christina Roth Christina Roth is the owner of Summit View Communications, LLC a full-service marketing agency dedicated to helping small businesses grow through business planning and marketing. Ashe Design and Summit View Communications have joined forces to bring photographers tools and resources to market their business in a whole new way. We know that your expertise is in taking photos and capturing those special moments. We want you to spend as much time as possible using your talents. That’s why we offer our combined marketing and design services in affordable packages to help you market your business and events, and ultimately grow your business without investing a lot of time.All of our marketing kits and resources can be easily integrated into your business – keeping you behind the camera lens more! Learn more about Summit View Communications by visiting www.SummitViewCommunications.com.