Time to Get Serious- 2015 Goals

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new-years-eve-2015-583216_1280It’s a new year and a great time to re-look at our businesses and decide how to best grow and adapt for 2015!  I’ve written out a list of goals for this year (I actually did!)  Some goals share some common themes.  I found it helpful to take those themes and break them up into smaller chunks to increase my chances of meeting those goals.  I’ll review the goals and the strategy I plan to use to implement the goals in hopes that this will help you set your own plan for 2015 and build your business!

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2014 Goals Reviewed and Renewed

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target2014 is coming to a close.  One of my more recent goals in business has been… well… to set actual goals!  I’ve always had abstract ideas of what I want out of this business, but 2014 was the first year that I actually wrote anything out- and even this was not in the form of a “business plan” but rather a blog post!  My post contained 4 fairly concrete goals.  Of these 4 goals, the focus varied from being specific to 2014, to broader goals for the trajectory of the business.

Today I’d like to review those goals, try to gauge how close I came to meeting each goal and then renew those goals that pertain to 2015. Additionally, I’ll also talk about what I learned that helped me meet the goals as well as mistakes I made that created challenges in meeting the goals.  As always, my hope is that my discussion of these things will help you meet your own business goals as well!  Let’s begin! Continue reading

Amazon FBA Fees Will Increase. Should You Be Worried?

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dimeThis coming February, Amazon will raise their FBA fees.  I could create an entire post on the details of these fee changes, but all of the information you need is available right HERE.  Instead, I decided to create a post about the effects this may have on your business.  I also want to talk about my feelings on Amazon, Ebay, fees, and the e-commerce market in general. Continue reading

November 2014 Income Report

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upI have spent the last 5 days with my family traveling and visiting my in-laws.  It was a wonderful Thanksgiving and I was particularly thankful to have this business that largely made it all possible!

Today I’m particularly excited to share my income report! November has been a great month in many ways!  We’ll look at it in detail not only in terms of income, but also in terms of what has been going on and what I’ve been learning! Continue reading