So the new year is under way……..and there are so many things to be doing right now…….. is your head spinning yet? To grow your business you need a plan month by month. I wanted to give you a short but detailed check list to be sure you remember all the things you can be doing (and hopefully are already doing) to jump start your year and make this an AMAZING one!
I know doing all these things might seem overwhelming but if you take small steps each day to stay on task, you’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish. Try to set aside an hour a day, at least, to work on whatever you have left to do on my suggested check list below. These things will help your sales, exposure and overall brand. They are a MUST to keep up with todays fast moving world.
If you are not sure where to start, be sure to join my free Facebook Group so I can help you. Fiverr can be a great place to get line sheets made or even find someone to work on your email campaigns if you don’t have time.
Spring line sheets completed
Email campaigns set up for boutiques – sell Spring line now
Email campaigns set up for online shoppers – sale on Fall goods
Contacted bloggers about new spring line
Contacted Celebrities – especially Oscar contenders
Post daily on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest
Check all the Media Calendars – figure out who to pitch
Contact at least 10 magazine editors this month
Build your Buyer Black Book – always adding new stores monthly
Contact TJ Maxx (or another store or flash site) to sell off old inventory
Create Valentine’s Day Email Campaigns
Consider a Presidents Day sale on line
Consider Trade shows for the year if applicable for your brand
Contact Sales Reps
How are you doing??? Love to know so leave me a comment!!
Book a call with me and see if I can give you some good ideas to grow your business this year.
You are so welcome. Glad it is a good reminder!
Sarah, as always you are right on time, I needed this. My list is long, but this will help me to focus. Thanks!
So glad!! Just slow and steady……. :O)
hi sarah… massive fan of your work lovely 🙂
quick question… how do you gain access to buyers???? ive sent emails upon emails with no response… not even a rejection letter… sooooo frustrating…
Kylie – You really need to be persistant…….. calling all the time, emailing…..staying on top of them. Send new stuff to show when possible. They like that.
GREAT list! Do you post one every month?
I am going to this year!
A great way to start the year. Thanks for sharing this checklist!
Well, the twins will be here in 35 days, but I am happy to report that I am done with half of the list. Thank you so much for posting it and if everything goes well I will get the rest done as well. I am adding -starting designing and scheduling fall collection- to the list for myself since the forecasts are out.
OMG Susan!! Good luck and always feel free to call me about advice for the twins!!
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Thanks Sarah! This is a great list as a reminder of all the things to be doing. So helpful! Hope you’re well!