Prepare your business for future successFeb 07, 2022
As a celebrant, you are working as a self-employed professional. And with self-employment comes a huge number of privileges and responsibilities. This is why it is important to plan for success and look towards the future at all times.
Here are five tips that can help you prepare your business for future growth:
Have a business plan
For any business to succeed, you must establish a plan to help you manage all aspects, including your finances.
You must set objectives, plan your time, your money, your resources and your marketing strategy.
If you are stuck with any of these things, you can take one of our courses to help refine your skills. Our core celebrancy training will help you to determine your business goals and plan a path to achieving them.
When you become a celebrant there is no need to work solo. You can partner with other industry professionals to help increase traffic and retain customer loyalty. You should also view other celebrants as your peers, rather than your competitors and learn from them. Joining a supportive network of celebrants will help you to push your business forward and learn from those more experienced than you. If you would like to learn more about how collaborations work in celebrancy, you can ask us about our business promotion course that is launching in 2022.
If you are just starting out, you might want to consider outsourcing certain business skills to help you get off the ground. For example, you might hire a marketing specialist to design and launch your website. Or you might hire a copywriter to produce your business cards or brochures. This frees you up to focus on the elements of your business that you feel most comfortable with.
Plan your finances
Having a clear view of your finances can give you a better understanding of where your business is headed. You can hire an accountant to do this, or keep records yourself if you feel confident doing so. If you are ok with using excel, you can create a basic spreadsheet showing you income, outgoings and profits. However, in this day and age you can also download a multitude of business and accounting apps to do this for you. Some of these apps are hugely sophisticated and will keep far more accurate records than Excel will. The choice is entirely yours.
Learn Learn Learn
Every client, every ceremony, every meeting, is a learning experience. Commit to continuous learning throughout your career. If you enjoy formal learning, you can also take a number of courses – such as our digital marketing course – to help catapult your career further. Ask us about which course would be more suitable for you.
The Bottom Line
As you venture into your celebrancy business, you must have a plan on how to manage your business.
To achieve this, you may need professional guidance. The International College of Professional Celebrants is ready to hold your hand, so you don’t have to worry. Contact us today at 033 33 404 434 for more information.