Luck favors the prepared. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Or Sarah’s personal favorite, Proper prior preparation prevents poor performance. Whatever saying you choose, they are all true – especially when it comes to Black Friday Sales. The pressure is on to do a sale or Cyber Monday special during Thanksgiving week – or is it? We’re diving into the power of preparation and how to have a successful Black Friday sale – or not.
You Don’t Have to Do It
You have permission to say no. Take some time right now to make an intentional decision about whether or not you are going to do it. It has to be the right decision for you and your business. Is this the right year for you? Has it worked for you in the past? Do you have the energy to do it well? Make a good decision for you and your business and then be at peace with that decision.
If You Fail to Plan…
You can’t wait until the week of Thanksgiving to decide to do something. And, you don’t want to be influenced by what “everyone else is doing”. It just won’t work for you and your business to throw something up at the last minute. Doing this as a business owner just leads to disappointment because you haven’t given it your best effort. If you are going to do it, make a plan for it so you can do it well. Whatever you decide, do it all the way.
If You Are Going to Do Something
If you’re going to do a sale or special offer during the Thanksgiving season, then be sure you are doing it well. Be specific in your planning so you can have the success you want. It might be time to invite someone else into your business to give you some insight. You might also need to invest in some coaching or a new program to do it well this round.
Work Smarter, Not Harder
We think “I’m just going to keep trying at what I’ve done in the past and maybe this time it will work!” But that isn’t always the case. Sometimes we really need to be more specific in our strategies to stop the cycle of working harder but not getting the results you want. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself: Is there something you already have in your business that you could bundle together? What is something that has sold well that you could discount? Don’t create something new for this sale – people aren’t necessarily looking for something new.
The Power of Preparation: How to Have a Successful Black Friday Sale
The bottom line is, you have to be prepared in order to have a successful black friday sale! By being prepared, thinking ahead and planning weeks (not days) before you can have a successful sale and still be present with your family for the holidays- which is what it is all about, right?! When you learn the power of preparation- that is how to have a successful black Friday sale.
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