I have a question, what are you working on? No, not right now but in your day to day business?
Do you find yourself spending all day on little things like updating your website, formatting your newsletter, scheduling social media posts, responding to social media, working on images, all the tasks that are necessary but seem to suck your time away?
Don’t worry, your not alone. I did too until I realized that most of my day went to little things and nothing ever got done. It really is so incredibly common amongst soloprenuers or small business owners because it ALL needs to be done and usually it ALL has to be done by you.
Yesterday, I had the privilege of speaking with one of my graduates from SPCC and she told me about her business and what she does on a daily basis and she found herself in the same position.
So I issued her this challenge and if it resonates with you, why don’t you try it for the next 10 days.
Here is the challenge:
Focus on sales generating activities first. Simple but not easy.
1. Respond to client emails.
2. Create new offers and gift holiday sales (Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming up).
3. Work on emails to your existing client base to help build a relationship with them.
4. Reach out to buyers or new wholesale accounts. Set a goal if you are in zero stores, then reach out to 10 a day until one says yes.
5. Follow up with recent customers who purchased and ask how they are doing.
6. Any activity that you know will increase your sales. Each business is different so do what has worked for you in your business.
I know as business owners we get so consumed with what it takes to run our business that we forget that we have to lead and grow our business. That’s your real job. Not picking out the packaging or not changing the logo or font on your website. Your real job is to work on growth and customer satisfaction.
So here is what I want you to do for the next 10 days.
1. Write out your top 3 sales generating activities on a post it note and keep it in front of you. Program it into your phone with an alarm that goes off to remind you.
2. Block out the first 2 hours of your work schedule to FOCUS on those activites.
3. Track your sales daily. Nothing gets dynamic until it gets specific. Did your sales increase after implementing your new strategy? Where did you start on Day 1 vs. Day 10? Write that down.
4. Report back to me via email and let me know how you did. I’m serious. It’s time to get accountable and I want to know how you are doing!
Comment below or post on Facebook and let me know if you will be participating in the 10 day challenge!