As I'm someone who likes to plan well in advance, I have made another little planner for the #MeetTheMakerWeek challenge too. A number of people asked about certain prompts last time so, on this version I have elaborated a little on the
To download this free planner, simply click here and then download or save for later. I've printed mine off and have already started scribbling on it. I hope it helps!
The prompts - remember, you don't have to get all of these questions into the photo. Make good use of the caption space to also tell your story. Choose a photo that will pull people in and want to know more.
Monday 28th - Brand
Logo, Business name or Brand image - so that people can get familiar with your brand
Where are you based - are you local to any of your followers and they might not have even
What do you make? -
How did it start & what is your story? -
Tuesday 29th - You
Who is the face/s behind the team? - Are you doing it solo? (
Who does what? - What is your role? Do you do it all? Or do you have a team where you split the jobs and people have a certain expertise in each area? Designer, maker, accounts, packing etc.
Introductions - Introduce yourself and/or your team. Who are you? Maybe a quick line or two on what you like or don't like? Just so we can get to know you a little better.
Wednesday 30th - Your Space
Workspace, premises, office - the general area where you spend the most time working on your business.
Where do you work? - Do you work from the kitchen table? Do you have a sewing room? Maybe you have a studio in your garden? Or do you have a nice spacious office or studio somewhere?
What does your creative space look like? - Is it tidy? Is it in a big creative mess? How is it decorated?
Thursday 1st - In action
In action - you or team in action, making, designing or packing etc. Give a feel of day to day life.
How is it made? - You could show how something is made, or if that's top secret just a small aspect of how something is made. Or perhaps the machinery, tech or tools that are used to create your goods.
Is it handmade? - If so, let's see you in action.
Friday 2nd - Customers
Who are your customers? - Are they online? Are they at craft shows? Do you have a bricks and mortar shop? Are
they or parents? Are they other small businesses? Are they people buying gifts for friends or treats for themselves? mums
Make the most of the #FeedbackFriday hashtag, what do your customers say about you? - Take some of your best feedback from customers and spread the positive things said about you, your company and your product. Be proud about the service or products you provide. Don't be shy! It's your time to shine so dig out those glowing reviews!
Saturday 3rd - Sell yourself
Where can people buy your goods? - Do you sell online? Are you stocked in any local shops? Are you attending any local craft fairs in the run up to Christmas? Where can people find you and your products or service?
Shop local, shop small - Today is all about shopping local and shopping small. Perhaps re-emphasize that you're a small business, where you are from and if you'll be buying from small companies in the run up to Christmas.
Why should they buy from you? - Why should people shop with you? What sets you apart from everyone else? Do you have a unique selling point?
This day is also all about Small Business Saturday. To find out a little more about their aims, other small businesses and how you can join in, click here.
I hope that helped a little and that you enjoy this little challenge. I can't wait to see your posts!