2015 is already off to such an amazing start. My husband and I have finally moved into our dream home and AVE is rockin' it! As my business grows I have set some major goals for myself this year. 2014 was the best year of my career, but was soooooo busy. In the month of May we did six weddings! SIX!!!! This year I am attempting to live by the motto- "Work Smarter, Not Harder". I have set some pretty big goals for myself to try and live by those words and I wanted to share them below (so you can help keep me accountable!).
Goal 1- Streamline the Craziness of Owning a Small Business
The one thing that consumes most of my time is trying to keep our accounts organized. After doing some research on ways to simplify our contracts, accounting, workflow, etc I came across 17hats. So far it has been a godsend! Since Tricia and I work out of different offices it allows us to have one cohesive calendar and makes invoicing and sending contracts happen at the click of a mouse! I highly highly recommend it to those in the creative industry. We might be obsessed with this program...!
picture from 17hats website
One week into the New Year and I've already hit one of my goals! Yay!!
Goal Two- Blogging
I am absolutely horrible at it. My goal for the first six months of the year is to try to blog at least once a week. I am going to create a blogging calendar which should help me tremendously! By having a calendar I can have more cohesive content and avoid that "writer's block" when I sit down without any direction or idea. Once August hits, my goal is to blog twice a week! Boom! I'm going to work this!
Goal Three- Create an Ashlee Virginia Events Wedding Experience...or something like that
My biggest goal for 2015 is to create an AVE Wedding Experience for my brides and grooms. My friend, Katelyn James, created this amazing Wedding Collection for photographers.
photos from the Katelyn James- KJ Collection
My goal is to create an e-Book we send to our brides to show them the Ashlee Virginia Events experience. Giving them as much information about us and how we design these beautiful weddings will only make the experience more fun for all! It will also share tips and insight for their wedding day that they may have not considered before. Katelyn totally killed it with this concept. She is such an amazing leader in the wedding industry and is an inspiration for me as a business owner!
Well now that it's all that there I better get to that blog calendar! AH!
Till next time, happy planning! Cheers!!
Meet the editor: Hey y’all! I’m Ashlee, the founder of Ashlee Virginia Events, a Virginia based Special Event and Wedding Planning firm. I just moved into my dream house in Warrenton, VA with my husband and fur babies (two dogs, a horse, and donkey)! When I’m not planning events you can find me riding my horse or tasting wine at a local vineyard. I love all things Southern, Kate Spade, and big costume jewelry. Cheers!