Back-to-School is in full swing, which means summer is winding down and everyone is in planning mode for Fall.
I'm still in the middle of making jewelry like a crazy woman for my huge wholesale order due this month, but I have the up coming holiday season on my mind.
This is the perfect time of year to start planning for the busy holiday season.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
• Build up your inventory
• Print your marketing materials (business cards, tags, fliers...)
• Revamp you studio for a more efficient work space
• Research blogs and websites to feature your work and to advertise
• Create a marketing plan for the holidays
By the second holiday season I learned what I needed to do and I had all my packing materials, tags, boxes, business cards, and postal supplies, cut, organized, and stored for easy accesses. I even created a shipping station in my studio to make it easier to pack multiple orders all at once.
A little planning goes a long way in having a successful season. As you prepare for Back-to-School, don't forget to prepare for your business too.
What do you do to prepare for the busy season?