Tag: Planning

Planning at the right time for the strongest growth

With autumn here now, I placed an order for several trees and berry bushes. Even though I knew I wanted them back in spring, by waiting I’ll get stronger plants that’ll produce faster (fall and winter planting is best). But it requires planning months ahead of time. Even then it’ll be years before some start …

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Preparing your marketing ahead of time

Eventually we will be growing some fruit trees in our backyard. But since the soil hasn’t been taken care of, if we planted a tree when we moved in it would have struggled and died. A few weeks ago we added a heavy mulch and started to grow some plants that are well known for …

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How rushing to quick results ended up making things worse

Last week I started digging out of a large planting strip in the front of our house. It was full of crushed stone but had enough soil in there that caused a jungle of weeds to start to take hold. I wanted to deal with it before they got out of control but that meant …

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Have something on deck and ready to go

One thing I learned this weekend was to always have an inventory of plants started for the garden. That way when something is done and pulled out (or eaten by slugs), I can fill the open space. More production. Less weeds. Nicer looking garden. Totally worth the extra minutes of planning a couple of weeks …

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How broken habits might be hurting your Shopify store’s sales

Though we are all unique individuals, the majority of our activities are driven by habits. If your customers habits are to reorder after they run out of your product and you can see that, it’s reasonable then to predict when they’ll be buying again. Even the best habits get broken though. External and internal events …

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When planning and prep-work is important

Last weekend we moved. Weeks of planning and hours of packing all cumulated in moving about a 1/4 mile away. It sounds silly to put that much work into such a short move but it’s already made a world of difference. Even though we now have weeks of unpacking ahead of us. Some changes are …

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Keep the working strategies and evolve the day-to-day tactics

With the pace of change going on, it’s hard to believe that March and Q1 is almost over. I’ve been writing about making plans around your business and Shopify store but I haven’t shared much of mine. My high-level business strategies are staying the same. They’ve been refined and matured over the years but even …

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