- Finally get my Tax/ Incorporation in order. Aka, am I a sole proprietor or LLC? I meet with my uncle who does taxes for a living to figure this out next week. 🙂
- Commit to at least one show/fair/market per month. Obviously I missed the first three months this year but so far I’m on track to start in April with the Merchant’s Landing Show April 12 & 13.
- May – Downtown Toledo Farmer’s Market? This is when I premiered my soap savers with Lori last year. I’ve been thinking about hosting my own booth once a month at the Market but haven’t made any progress on this yet. I’m also considering the Perrysburg Farmer’s Market.
- June, July, August, Sept – Art Walks
- Oct ?
- Nov – Make It Indie
- Dec – ? I know a lot of people have Christmas craft shows; I just need to find one that feels like a good fit. Feel free to post suggestions in the comments below.
I’ve also started reading this great book that has some nice exercises (I’m not usually a fan of “exercises” in a book) that really spoke to me after I met my goal of doing 1-3 physical shows in 2013. I felt so empowered and excited I couldn’t wait to make more goals for this year & feel an even bigger empowerment at the end of this year. Thus my mind has really started opening to the possibilities because of this book & it has really inspired some energy in me for this year’s success.
So far my favorite passage is on goals & goal setting (thus inspiring this organized post instead of just a note to self on a scrap piece of paper):
Goals are really amazing things. They give you focus and set your course. […] Goals support Intentions. By actively working on these goals, the end result will be accomplished. You can use your intentions to make sure you keep your business on track. […] Your goals should be your friends; they should excite you, and you should look forward to working toward them. Goals are not chores.
Exercise: Make a list of all the goals you’ve had since you decided to be a creative business owner. Now circle all the goals that you’ve already accomplished.
Quote from Jolie Guillebeau: “Take small steps consistently. Do something every single day to make a little progress toward your goal.”
Grow Your Handmade Business – Kari Chapin
Anyone read anything inspiring lately?
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