Interestingly for me, my own work path has pleasantly evolved with me helping new and established auto entrepreneurs in France get clarity on their business planning. Following a couple of networking gatherings before Christmas two fellow female auto entrepreneurs contacted me to book some time to get clarity on their businesses for 2015. Working specifically on avenues and activities that keep will keep income coming in and how they were going to achieve it.
A marvellous time was had by all, working through what went well in 2014 and what needs to be done with 2015. We brainstormed how other add on services would compliment existing services and how those messages could convey across social media. We talked through how regular contact with existing and new clients would be suitable routes to introduce new additional services. Followed by a social media review and an easy to use template for monthly activity, and some new tools to use. While it might look like a lot of work now, having a plan and using tools to work with on a regular basis will safeguard the future of their business. Regular reviews throughout the year, will mean that they can see what is working and when planning for 2016 they will have a much clearer view of their business horizons. Both ladies have since been working on their action plans and I shall look forward to catching up with them later on in the year to see how they are doing.
As an auto entrepreneur myself I know how absorbing being in your business is and that working on your business can often be pushed to the bottom of the to do list or forgotten. If you have a plan of what you want to achieve, how and when you are going to do it and a few easy tools in place to do it with, there is no reason why your business should not stay on track.
The key I think for 2015 and auto entrepreneurs in France is to make sure you keep in contact with your existing customers. If you have a happy customer, you want them to come back to you and you want them to recommend you to their network.
I was extremely honoured to be approached by fellow auto entrepreneurs and I would love to speak with other auto entrepreneurs in France who would like support from a fellow business owner. It's amazing what can be achieved in a couple of hours. The time you invest now will contribute to a successful 2015.