Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Making and Setting Goals

Over at Three's 4 Me it's Small Business Month. I've linked up a couple times and here's another one. The prompt? Make and write goals for your small business. Great idea, huh?

If you don't make goals how will you measure your progress? And since I sometimes need motivation to get started this is the perfect link up for me.

Goals for Wooden Parlor

1. Produce and post 5 new items in my etsy shop by December 1st, 2012. It's a little bare right now.
2. Produce quality product photography. This goal is one that's harder to measure but definitely necessary. And I'm crossing my fingers I can get some help from my family on lighting and staging. What about you? Any tips for someone in a small apartment on staging?
3. Make enough profit to invest in a scroll saw by March 31st, 2012 (to help me in making more fun items).

Just writing these down makes me wish I didn't have a day job and could get started right away! And it makes me think of New Year's resolutions and how we should continually make goals and resolutions throughout the year. What do you think? Do you have any goals you'd like to make and accomplish before January 1st, 2012?


  1. I think I'll add your second goal to my list! I love to photograph in natural light, but that is going to be in short supply here soon.

  2. Very good, very good! I am looking forward to reading a success follow up post on these goals of yours:)

  3. Oh my gosh, my shop is bare right now too and it makes me sad! It's just tough to find the time every once in awhile! Also, the best advice I got when it comes to staging and lighting is to a) only use natural lighting, and b) use a light background (I use an off-white fabric paired with some white-ish burlap), that way your product pops and it is neutral. Also, editing photos on picnik.com is always awesome because you can sharpen everything up! (Beware: picnik.com is addicting!)

  4. Those are great goals and you have such a cute blog!