4 Smart & Sensible Marketing Tips for 2010!
Kim Babjak was born to be an entrepreneur. From her childhood days of developing products, Kim has loved all aspects of business. However, the area that brings her the most joy is helping others achieve success. Armed with her dream of taking to market products she had been developing for years, Kim took a chance at becoming financially and emotionally free by starting and running her own business.
She wanted to create a company that would give her the flexibility to work around her children and family, give her the freedom to make her own decisions, and help other entrepreneur's achieve the type of success she had.
"I want to make people's lives easier, and that is just what I am doing" said Kim.
Along the way, Kim encountered many obstacles, and through her perseverance, is now the owner of a highly successful company whose consumer products sold on QVC America, QVC UK, Wal-Mart, Walgreen's and large catalogs internationally.
Kim is thrilled to take the experience and knowledge she has gained from starting and running her business, and now share it with others. Kim provides guidance and resources in the areas of product development, offshore manufacturing, importing and QVC consulting.
This highly energetic and personable entrepreneur is helping create the "American Dream, one Dreamer at a time!"Since launching her company in 1998, Kim Babjak of KimCo LLC, has been living her "American Dream" of success. While wearing many hats like mother, entrepreneur, business woman, author, speaker and QVC agent, Kim has designed and taken to market many of the consumer products she has designed over the years.
Her struggles and hurdles in the process have compelled her to develop a unique consulting program that helps entrepreneurs with finding, then living their own "American Dream." KimCo's new venture helps entrepreneurs get their products seen by millions on QVC or HSN, idea to paper product development, product prototyping and overseas manufacturing.
Always Dream Big!
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Are your eyes much bigger than your wallet, or your ability to focus and execute effective marketing in 2010?
Has your New Year’s Resolutions come and gone already? How can you ensure you’re not biting off more than you can chew with your aspirations and actions?
Here are four tips that you can apply to a fresh, doable mini plan in 2010!
Be Realistic: The list of what could or should be done is always long. As much as you want to do it all, be realistic about what can get done today, and in the near future. Make sure you have your plan on paper, and do not over plan. Be realistic as well about the resources you have to get things done.
Be Measurable: For everything you commit to do, make sure you know how to measure the outcome of your efforts. The closer you can measure success back to revenue, the better. I know that is harder said than done, just make sure your not shooting so high that it is not measurable. Still, if you’re going to choose something on your short list of focus areas, make sure you know how to measure success, and make sure your team knows what that the goal is from the beginning.
Be Diligent: Many efforts fade away because there’s little discipline in you to keep the ideas on task, and keeping them moving. Schedule regular check-ins, at least with yourself, to gauge progress and next steps on every commitment you’ve made. Keep yourself accountable at all times for outcomes and performances.
Be Flexible: Everything chances, you have to be flexible enough to change with it. That goes for your marketing plan as well. If you hit roadblocks along the way, be flexible and creative to find new ways to still meet your business goals. The more flexible you are, the more likely you are to find and stick to alternative paths to success. Alternate paths are the most likely paths most business end up going down; we always plan for the best, but sometimes accept the unexpected…..