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Start Spring PR and Content Activities Now for a Great Summer!
If you have a big “To Do” list for your business and PR and marketing activities right now, it’s time to take action. Start big projects, reach out to new customers and review your goals.
After all, do you really want to be stuck behind your desk when you could be enjoying a nice, weekend outside in the near future?
To help you get things going here are three questions to ask yourself:
1. What can you do now to avoid excessive work in the summer?
Take a look at your schedule and annual plan.
What deadlines do you have now and what’s coming up in the future? Review your calendar and set small goals for each day. This way, you can help avoid distractions and finish priority tasks.
2. Do you need to hire an intern, employee or virtual assistant to help you finish key projects?
Although spending the time and/or money to hire someone to help you may be out of the question due to budget concerns, can you afford NOT to hire someone?
It’s possible to significantly increase your income and accomplish more by focusing on your key strengths and hiring someone to help you with administrative duties or other tasks. Take some time to review your options. You may just find a helpful intern willing to work for college course-credits, a freelancer on www.elance.com or a part-time employee who wants to work on a per-project basis.
3. What kind of media opportunities can you pursue now?
Now is the time to start pitching your “Back-to-School” and holiday stories to print publications. After all, many media-venues start on stories four to six months in advance of publication dates. Check the online editorial-calendars for your targeted, media venues today so you don’t miss out on any opportunities.
Spring into Action!
I’m sure you can think of many other ways to get organized and prepare now for the lazy days of summer that are not too far away. But this offers a helpful reminder to prepare in advance and work hard now so you can enjoy yourself a little more in the warmer days ahead!
What are you going to do today to boost sales for your business?
For help with your PR and content strategy, please write to me here or at www.rembrandtwrites.com.