I know, I know! You probably think I’m crazy. What the heck am I doing mentioning 2015 when we’re only fifteen days into 2014. One aspect about running my own business is I have to plan ahead…sometimes I year in advance! I’ve already got my calendar of events roughed out for the year. Yes, new events will pop up, and yes things will change, but applications are already coming out for events and I pretty much have a good idea what I’m doing for the year by the time January is over!
Anyway, back to the topic on hand. This year I’ll be attending the Soap Conference in Arizona. (Yay!!) Next year it’ll be in Indianapolis, IN. The following year, 2016, is scheduled to be help in the Northeast somewhere. In other words…somewhere right in my backyard!! Can’t wait to find out specifically where it’ll be held, but no matter where it’ll be (relatively) close to me! What this means is I’m GOING to the 2016 conference.
However I want to attend a Wholesale Convention. I’ve had my eyes on the January 2015 Convention being help in Florida. The problem is I most likely will only be able to afford one major trip in 2015. So, do I do the soap conference in Indiana or the Wholesale Convention in Florida. I know if I can only do one the Florida convention will be the one I attend. Business wise it is what I need and what will potentially bring in the most profit to my business. I’ll miss attending the conference if it comes down to that, but choices must be made.
The upside of this, and why I decided to write about this now, is that planning on this now and thinking about it over a year in advance gives me the opportunity to possibly attend both events, depending on how the business goes this year and the decisions I make throughout the year. I don’t know what 2014 will bring, but I know what I’d like to be able to do in 2015 and I’ll work hard on trying to make those goals achievable!