Get your creative on
When times get tough, the economy slows, business stalls or we fall into a funk, its time as business women to get creative.
I believe that our purpose on this planet is to be creative, experience and grow in awareness of ourselves and the world around us. Our businesses are a vehicle and expression for this purpose.
As entrepreneurs during challenging times we are forced to get creative in the way we conduct business. It’s time to brainstorm new ways to promote ourselves; implement changes to services, create new products, hire a biz coach, clear your own limitations and blocks, add more value and increase the customer service experience.
When faced with trials it’s time to try new ideas and ventures you would have never considered while riding the gravy train. Some ideas will stick and others won’t but your creative juices will flow and you will feel alive. This feeling will penetrate deep into your business and your clients will feel the boost. They’ll be drawn to you thinking, “I don’t know what she is doing but I want in on it.”
A part of business success is a continuous exploration of new and creative ways to sell your services or products, serve customers and, of course, make money.
Other people do it. Moms show their creativity in the kitchen, coming up with new ways to feed a family on a budget while keeping it interesting. Children are forced to be creative in how they play and have fun when there isn’t enough money for movies, video games or buying new techno gadgets. People dig into their closets and create new outfits out of old clothes to feel fresh and on trend.
As entrepreneurs we need to get creative too. If your inner talk is rising up with a, “Yeah but….” Clear the resistance and get your creative on! You’re Almost There Girl!
Here are some suggestions to get started:
• Survey your existing customers and find what they want
• Hold a contest
• Host an event
• Create a referral rewards program
• Check out the competition and see what they are not doing that you can
• Start sending out newsletter and/or email blasts
• Create new add on products or services
What are you going to change today?