Friday, December 9, 2011

Business Journal

Do you keep a journal for your business?

I have been journaling about my business since I opened an online quilt shop in 2007.  It helps me to focus, release my thoughts and feelings, jot down ideas that would otherwise be forgotten, and record milestones and successes (as well as disappointments). 

My journals include drawings, lists, and occasional clippings from magazines.  Generally I write daily  plans, and about what has happened since the last recording.  My journals are not strictly business either.  My business is me, and I am a lot more than business.  So family and church happenings are recorded alongside lists of what I want to accomplish that day.  In fact the lists are usually a combination of business, household, and personal goals.

The first few pages of the journal has a list of the major things I  want to accomplish that year.  The last few pages have growth statistics recorded by date throughout the year measured in sales, hearts earned (an Etsy favoriting measure) blog followers gained, etc.

Throughout the journal, I have certain important passages book-cornered so that I can find them easily for reference.

If you don't already have a business journal, I recommend that you start one.  It only takes a few minutes a day to write, and is highly rewarding and fun.

 What is in your journal? 


  1. This is something I would like to start doing in 2012. Blogging is a bit of a journal for me but I need to do more to keep myself focused!

  2. I am horrible about journaling. I always try to get the ladies on my Bible Study blog to keep prayer journals. And then I don't even keep that up myself.

  3. This is a genius idea, I will need to start doing this in 2012. Now off to waste some time looking at pretty journals on Etsy haha