Saturday, January 1, 2011

Last year, UWIB discussed what goals each member had for their shop(s) for the new year.  The discussion certainly hasn't stopped with last year's ball dropping.  Many shop owners like to take the opportunity of a "fresh" start to set goals for their business and revamp their focus.  The Etsy Forums and blogosphere are on fire about counting inventory and making spreadsheets with their new goals.  Many sellers claim this helps them gain a fresh new perspective about their business and get psyched over revamping their shop.

The Business Topics Forum is a great place to start.  You don't even need to be an Etsy member to have access to reading them.

Etsy seller absolutelysmall has posted their own spreadsheet version in the Forum post The Etsy Goal Spreadsheet for 2011.

At large Etsy Seller Timothy Adam recently posted his own Goal Tracker Spreadsheet on Handmadeology on Dec 30th.

Danielle wrote on The Etsy Blog on Dec 21st about The 21 Best Resources from the 2010 Business Blogosphere.  Even if you're familiar with the subjects written about, it's always fun to brush up on the material and get a fresh new perspective for the new year.

And for those moments when you're about to give up, The Artist's Survival Kit.  Seriously, take a look.  Even if you don't use it, it'll certainly be fun to read. :)  Thanks to magicjelly for directing me to it.

So... what are your business goals for 2011?