- Register your business with the state
- Get an EIN number
- Open a Business Checking Account
- Monitor Pinterest - check out similar businesses to see how they are using Pinterest
- Blog - set up an automatic calendar to distribute my blog posts. That way I can spend a few hours once a week to write all my weekly posts then have them set up to post on set days during the week.
- Organize Client list - track repeat buyers
- Track Locations - see where most of buyers are coming from
- Offer specials - Offer limited edition products or special sales to repeat buyers
- Put my ideas on paper - it is amazing how many times I think of a new product or idea but never write it down. Now I have a designated spot where I keep track of all my new ideas (a giant piece of paper hanging on the bulletin board above my desk)
Attend SBA meetings:
- Take advantage of all the free seminars the SBA offers. Just this month I can attend several different meetings from starting a business to marketing to buying and selling.
- Watch the Webinars sponsored by the SBA
This may seem like a long list but really they are all quite simple. As long as I plan my time efficiently I should be able to get these items checked off the list relatively quickly. I am so happy I finally took the first step of meeting with the SBA because now I feel ready to tackle my business head on.