Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Business Goals for 2015!

With the new year comes inspiration! This is the year of learning every morsel I can about business. I have so many goals for the new year:

1. Join the Indie Business Network and learn everything I can from Donna Maria. I love her podcast that has taught me so much about running a handcrafted business. Donna Marie is a new hero of mine.

2. Read as many business book as I can. I have started with Anne Marie's Business E-book from Bramble Berry, and Lela Barker's book, 155 Words you Need to Know. Anne Marie is still my business hero. I plan to read every business book she has recommended. I have a pile waiting to be picked up from my local library.

3. Start a YouTube channel and record videos. Please watch my first one!!!

How to Make Beer Soap

4. Have my own e-commerce website. I am actually building one now, and it should be launching at the end of this month. This has been a big challenge for me, but I am up for it!

5. Get some wholesale accounts! I have the soap making I need to get out there and meet store owners!

6. Reach out to the media for some publicity opportunities.

7 Reduce my product line to my top sellers.

8 Be more thoughtful about the events I participate in.

9. Join a local business organization. Maybe the Chamber of Commerce.

I am psyched for 2015! I am sure I have more goals, but these are the ones that come to mind.

The following is a sneak peek at the carousel images from my new website, which will launch soon!

What are your goals for 2015?


  1. Shelly, your blog content is fabulous, and your soap is stunning, but your blog page(s) are really hard to navigate. Without an archive option on your blog, readers are forced to scroll ALL the way to the bottom of the page, then; if a photo is clicked on and opened, use of the back button to return to the blog.....takes the user ALL the way back to the most recent post, if I weren't so obsessive about reading each and every soap blog from start to finish, I would have left your blog after the first marathon scroll and likely not returned. Please don't take this as criticism, I would want to know if my blog readers were having difficulty navigating my blog, so there it is, for what it's worth.

  2. Thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate it. I have temporarily changed it so it is easier to navigate. I am in the process of getting my own site, which will include my blog, so I am transitioning. I am so grateful that you take the time to read my blog!

  3. Greetings from Michelle @

    I love soaps with a last longer scents! I want to try your output! Sounds interesting:).