We know planning is the key for any successful business. If you havent done any planning for 2019 now is the time to do it.

But where do you start?

You need to work with a method that works for you and your business.

For most this means planning monthly, quarterly and annual goals. If you haven’t got a business plan make sure you write one and if you need tips on this The Successful Mumpreneur has lots of information on this.

Sit down with a piece of paper and think about the end goals for 2019 and then break down how you are going to reach them. What actions do you need to take.

In 2019 make it part of your plan to listen to others and gain valuable support from your local Mums UnLtd group.

We asked on our Facebook page for the best pieces of advice and here is what some of our Mumpreneurs shared. This advice might help you when planning your business strategy for 2019.

Georgina Hutchinson is a Science Tutor and started her business 10 years ago supporting students with GCSE and A Level Science. Her advice is ‘Be Brave’

Juggling it All shared – Don’t try to be on every social media platform, it WILL suck your precious time away! Start with one platform and do it well.
Don’compare yourself to others! Your journey is unique, and your chapter 1 isn’t the same as the middle of another mum’s story.

Cassie Hicks from Modern Marketing Spark shared – Use Instagram Stories to promote your events, share testimonials and reviews.

Isabel Lydall shared – Ask loads of questions about your target audience – the more you can get inside their heads the easier it will be to create a business that they will love (and buy!). So many businesses just skate over their market research and hope for the best, but really understanding your customers will make everything else you do work better!

Flying Start Tuition shared – Remember that you are a separate entity to your business – business setbacks aren’t personal failings and they don’t make you yourself any less of a success!

Helen Say from CBL Copywriting said ‘Don’t be tempted to give too much away for free. It may seem like a good way to make contacts and add to your portfolio but be strategic about it. Work with people who can give you something back in kind e.g. raise your profile, recommend you, refer you to their contacts or do a skill swap with you for something you both value’

Have a great 2019!