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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Mini Business Bit: Invest in Your Business, Creative Corner

Most people understand that when they start a business, it will take a lot of hard work to make it successful. But everyone also understands that when a young business is successful, the rewards are enormous! Here are a few quick tips on what to invest into your growing business. My personal favorite is the "emotional investment" because many of us overlook the emotional toll that it takes to get a business up and running!

Keys To Home Party Plan Success
Adapted from Deb Bixler- Leading Authority For Party Plan Business Training

The most important aspect of starting a home party plan business is treating it like a business. That does not mean you need to work full time. It just means that you invest in your business.
  • Financial investment - this is the fun, easy part!  Invest in the tools (toys) you'll need to create and share our wonderful products with your friends, customers and family. 
  • Time investment - work your CTMH business consistently do something each day even if it's just 1 phone call, reading the company updates or this blog, creating 1 project or sharing CTMH with 1 person
  • Educational investment - Spend time watching the videos the CTMH provides, use the myriad if online training classes on the CTMH online office. 
  • Emotional investment - have passion for your chosen craft - it will rub off on others.
Everything good involves effort so put the time into learning your new trade and reach for your goals.
Creative Corner: 
I have had fun creating with our new stamps and papers!  Here is one of the cards for my February classes.  It features the Lollydoodle Bulk Zipstrip with Pear cardstock.  Inks are Pear, Whisper and Buttercup.  Stamp sets are B1452 Funky Blossoms, D1559 Geometric Backgrounds and D1542 For a Friend.  A bit of 3D Foam tape and Paradise Assortment Baker's Twine finish this quick easy card.  Stay tuned for more creations coming soon.

Quick tip: I cut my white daisy card bases down to 5 1/2 x 4 so I can get 6 Pear card fronts out of 1 12x12 sheet.  Saves paper and most people don't even notice.

Quote of the Day:

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving. And we all have some power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.
–Louisa May Alcott

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