Oh, I know how you hate when you’re called out like this, but I figure since I’m doing my own monthly business assessment, why not include all of you?
This month I set a small goal, expecting business to be slow (and missing a week because my mom came for a visit). I was right on target, too. Amen. Had I set too high and missed, I’d be kicking myself right now. In fact, I invoiced half what I did last January, but again, I expected a slow down. How can you face this economy and not expect it? I was not aggressive in marketing this month, but I managed a few queries and a few inquiries with current clients.
Your turn – did you set a monthly goal? Did you reach it? Why or why not, do you think? How did you do at marketing? Was it an easy month or were you, like me, feeling a bit shell-shocked post-holiday or amid the current financial climate? What can we do better?
I have one particular feeler out to a regular client that may pay off in another ongoing project. I’ll be approaching them with it on Monday, so stay tuned…. Oh, and just to keep us all on our toes and on our game, I’ll be posting this sort of thing every month’s end. Why not? It could actually inspire/goad us all into doing just a little bit more.