my kind of business plan

One of my big goals for the new year is to focus on my etsy shop. I have one now, but it is not impressive, by any standards. I am excited about this project because it will give me a chance to show people my personal work, and hopefully put lots of it in peoples homes and businesses all over the world! (Hey, if you're gonna dream, dream big!). I have also made a goal to get some of my work up around town, and to have a booth in the Inman Park Festival this year. But, back to the Etsy shop plans. I really want to do this right, and have a plan and a vision for it...instead of just throwing it together really fast like I did before. 

My first step is to work on a business plan (sort of). Basically, I want to have direction, focus, a clear style and a plan to spread the word once it is launched. The problem is that writing a standard business plan sounds like torture to me. I prefer to sketch out ideas, tear out inspiring photos from magazines, hop from one idea to another, spread things out around me so I can see them all, experiment and play....I think in pictures, in color palettes, designs, that kind of thing. So, I am using "The Right-Brain Business Plan" by Jennifer Lee as my guide to get started! My first step is to create my vision boards. 

Here are some "in-progress" pics.....stay tuned for more!