Halfway through the year…Your reminder to check if you’re on track

By Katie Godfrey on July 1st, 2024

Beauty entrepreneur Katie Godfrey heads up numerous successful businesses, including her own beauty salon, and as we’re now halfway through the year, she’s here to remind you to check in on the goals you set for your business in January.

Can you believe we’re just over halfway through the year, how quick has that gone? I’m sure we all remember writing down our goals in January, so I’m challenging you to look back at those goals and see if you’ve hit any yet or if you’re still on track to hit them before the end of the year? Be honest with yourself. You only have 5 months left to make this work! 

Goals are so important for any business owner. You need to know what you are working towards in your business otherwise you will just plod along and not hit anything at all. This applies whether you are working on your own from home or working as a salon owner with a team, starting a new business or have been established for years. Everyone needs something to work towards. 

Many of us will procrastinate when it comes to writing our goals down. You might have them in your head, but you need to see them and note them down to make you accountable. It is a lot to think about and can be overwhelming. The key is to break it all down. 

If you look back in 1 years’ time, what would be the best year for you? One that you’re proud of and you conquered everything you wanted in that year. Note it down. It is so much easier to work backwards than to forward think. 

Once you have written down what that year looks like, you can then break it down into bite sizes to make it easier and to calm the overwhelm. 

How are you going to achieve these goals within 12 months?

What do you need to do each month to make sure you hit that and for the goal to be achievable?

For example: You want to employ your first team member so you don’t need to do as many treatments yourself. That’s your goal. 

To break it down: 

Month 1-3 would be the recruiting stage.

Month 3-5 would be the team member starting and training.

Month 5-7 would be building a client base and getting clients to trust them.

Month 7-9 would be handing over some of your clients.

Goal hit within a year.

If you have a financial goal of making £80,000 a year, your steps would be:

Breaking it down on how much you would need to earn a month which would be £6,666. Or a week which is £1,539 to hit £80,000 for the year.

How far away are you from hitting that currently?

How many more clients do you need to get through the doors to hit that each week/month? 

What marketing do you need to put in place to hit this weekly/monthly goal?

Then each month track your takings and marketing, see what is working and if you’re hitting your goal. Trying to hit £1539 a week sounds a lot more achievable than £85,000 as it’s a smaller number. 

Give that a go on your goals and it should help you reach them for the rest of this year. You can even do this with your personal goals. Here is a link to download my goal planner FOR FREE to help you even more.

https://kgprofessional.ac-page.com/kg-business-planner

Scan the QR code below to get your planner

Katie Godfrey

Katie Godfrey is proud owner and director of KG Salon. KG is a multi award winning beauty salon based in Barton Le Clay, Bedfordshire which has been established since 2009. Katie also owns KG Professional which is a beauty training academy across the UK and product range that specialise in eyelash extensions, lash lift and brow lamination. Katie opened her first business at just 18 years old and has since grown to become a Business Mentor and entrepreneur.

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