12 Days to Get Your Online Biz Booming:  Day 2

12 Days to Get Your Online Biz Booming: Day 2

planNOW is the most important time to be actively preparing, planning and promoting so that you can start 2015 with a boom. The biggest mistake entrepreneurs make during this time is that they back off on their planning and marketing efforts. This contributes to lost momentum and the benefits of all of their hard work. When the new year arrives, it feels as though like they are starting all over again. Ugh.

Why not take this time to plan, prepare and promote? This way, you are all set to go when 2015 arrives you are ready to go rather than just gearing up.

When you have a map or plan of just how you want your business to look, that plan will determine what actions you will take every day. A true entrepreneur bases every decision on their vision. You will not be flying by the seat of your pants.

You do not necessarily need a huge business plan. This is about getting clear on the details of the business you hope to create and getting both the dream and the details down on paper. Why? Because entrepreneurs are idea generators and it is quite easy to become distracted and unfocused.  Additionally, one of the biggest fears early stage businesses have is not having enough customers or making enough money. In my experience, if you have done ample research and you are offering a service that people want and are willing to pay for, then the only missing ingredient is a clear vision. If you are passionate, have a clear purpose and a plan, the energy and excitement you create will attract clients to you like a magnet.

Zig Ziglar always taught: 

You were born to win, but to be the winner you were born to be you must plan to win and prepare to win. Then and only then can you legitimately expect to win.


In the series, 12 Days of Christmas + 12 Days of Business Tips



About Online Biz Boomer Babe

Rachel Lavern is a Certified Business Coach and founder of My Booming Online Business--a blog for middle-age, global, uptown women. She is on a mission to transform entrepreneurs' finances by teaching the action set, mindset and skill set needed to get launched + make money.


  1. Very encouraging list….and I love Zig! I’m so new at blogging and so I’m constantly looking for tips…will be checking yours out….Thanks!
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  2. Love the concept of the 12 Days to get your online business booming! I agree now is the time to plan, that is what my weekly newsletter is all about. I look forward to learning more from you 12 days.
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  3. Rachel,

    Your 12 days of Christmas is a fantastic idea. In this one…Planning is so important. We need a plan, the baby steps in place to complete it and taking action.

    Donna Merrill recently posted…Awesome Bloggers of 2013My Profile

  4. Rachel, Great reminder that we must not let our efforts lag, unless we want to have nothing to do in January! Thanks!
    Kebba Buckley Button recently posted…UpBeat Living: Finding Your Peace WithinMy Profile

    • Thanks Kebba.  I have taken the entire month of December off since college but, thanks to the urging of my business coach, I planned my business December 2012 and the results were astonishing!

  5. Hi Rachel,

    Great post. I catch myself every now and then backing off sometimes during holidays which is not a good thing to do. Looking forward to reading your 12 days.

    Have a Merry Christmas. Monna
    Monna Ellithorpe recently posted…A Leap Of Faith Towards Your DreamsMy Profile

  6. Hi Rachel,

    Your post coincides very well with the general proverbial statement ” he who fails to plan plans to fail”.

    I absolutely agree with you in planning rigorously for the coming year 2014, its just 14 days away.

    Do have a nice weekend.
    James recently posted…Social media optimization – 3 Facebook sign up account strategies to increase trafficMy Profile

  7. Renew Your Space

    Trying to get my Editorial Calendar up to date and pre-written for 2014. Makes a big difference when you’re prepared!
    Renew Your Space recently posted…Creating Goals with SoulMy Profile

  8. Hi Rachel …
    I am a mid-life woman… oh man.. I thought I would cry when I turned 60 .. but, it’s actually enlightening with the wisdom gained over the years … I’m in the best place ever … I am planning for 2015 to be a hallmark year. Got my calendar set up, my 2015 journal .. and I am ready to rock on day 1.. I will see you there! Looking forward to it! Happy Holidays my friend 🙂
    Lesly Fedeerici recently posted…Community MarketingMy Profile

  9. I love your idea here. You are right, this time of the year many bloggers back off and take a break. When we do not take the time to plan ahead an decide what direction we want to take our blog for the new year we will lose momentum and start behind the eight ball at the beginning of the new year instead of being off front leading.

    You have given us a reminder of the importance of taking advantage of this time of the year. Thanks for sharing.
    Nate recently posted…What Does Being on a Budget Really Mean?My Profile

  10. So right Rachel!
    Planning my strategy and daily actions has been upermost in my mind lately for 2015… so I am delighted to see it in your 12 days of Christmas!
    Brilliant Idea 🙂
    I’ll be back to see more!
    Jacs Henderson recently posted…Who Can You Lift Up?My Profile

  11. Rachel, the Zig Ziglar quote is perfect for this time of year. I agree, we get so caught up in the holiday season and feeling grateful that the year is about over, we tend to want to nap if you will. But, this is the time of year to put your running shoes on and sprint! 😀

    Thank you for the reminder!

    Deborah A. Ten Brink recently posted…Blog Commenting Report for November 2014My Profile

  12. I love Lesly’s comment, because I’m in much the same place she is in life.

    New Year’s Day was always such a bummer for me, because the celebrations of the night before left me in no shape or frame of mind to begin a brand new year. I’m not a wild party gal, and I don’t drink. But believe me, just staying up late with my husband and children, watching movies, playing games, and eating all kinds of goodies, has its own way of leaving me sleepy and unmotivated the next day!

    I have a better plan this time, and I know 2015 will be a far more productive year.
    Willena Flewelling recently posted…Week 10 – I Will Persist Until I Succeed!My Profile


  1. BizSugar.com says:

    Prepare, Plan and Promote

    NOW is the most important time to be actively preparing, planning and promoting so that you can start 2014 with a boom.

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