Monthly Review

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March 2018 review

Quick Summary:

March Goals Results
Other News
Other Businesses and Projects
Thoughts, Goals and The Big Picture for April 2018

So here is my review for the month of March 2018

March Goals Results

1. Catch up with all Admin work for Flower Gift Korea: I managed to catch up with all of the admin work. Admin work needs to constantly be done, so I can clearly see how much we are selling, how much we are spending, and see trends in our sales. Then I can decide with the information I have and make moves to further grow the business, and keep the customers we currently have as happy as possible.
2. Reach $15,000 in sales. We did okay this March! I honestly was not expecting us to reach our goal this month, but we passed it! Back to back good months!
3. Catch up with adding new flower products to the Flower Gift Korea Website. I was able to add some

February 2018 Review

Quick Summary:

February Goals Results
Other News
Other Businesses and Projects
Thoughts, Goals and The Big Picture for March 2018

So here is my review for the month of February, 2018

February Goals Results

1. Get ready for Valentines Day: The month of February is a super busy one for us at Flower Gift Korea, and this is because of Valentine’s Day. This past Valentine’s Day was just our second one! Yup, that’s right, our second one. And we got killed last year because we were under prepared. And even though we did a lot more this year to prepare in advance, we weren’t prepared enough. But we are looking forward to Valentine’s Day 2019 because we know what adjustments we need to make to make for a smoother and efficient work flow.
2. Reach $30,000 in sales. We had a higher than normal target because we were expecting to have a lot of sales due to Valentine’s Day, and…..we didn’t

January 2018 Review

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January Goals Results
Other News
Other Businesses and Projects
Thoughts, Goals and The Big Picture for February 2018

So here is my review for the month of January, 2018

January Goals Results

1. Create my florist website and create 50 accounts for florists on it: Though the website is somewhat completed, I have been experiencing some technical difficulties on the website. But I have made some accounts. There are probably close to 15 profiles made so far. My goal is to make 200 before I start contacting the florists and flower shops to let them know about the floral website.
2. Complete my trade website and create an Alibaba Account, and become a member of a trade organization in Korea: I have not completed the trade website and have done none of these things. Honestly, I don’t remember why.
3. Catch up with all admin work for Flower Gift Korea (sales, expenses, etc): I have caught up with all admin work. It

December 2017 Review

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December Goals Results
Other News
Other Businesses and Projects
Thoughts, Goals and The Big Picture for January 2018

So here is my review for the month of December, 2017

December Goals Results

1. Establish my trade business by registering it as a legal business and become part of some trade organizations in Korea: The good news is that I was able to register my trade business. It cost me nothing, except for the transportation fee to get myself to the tax office in Gangnam. So I am the owner of Smart Trade Korea. Congratulations to myself! I have made literally 0 won so far from this business, so there isn’t much to celebrate. But it is something. Unfortunately, I did not become part of some trade organizations yet. I plan on becoming a member of KOTRA and maybe a few others as there are some perks to becoming a member. Honestly, I put my trade business to

November 2017 Review

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November Goals Results
Other News
Other Businesses and Projects
Thoughts, Goals and The Big Picture for December 2017

So here is my review for the month of November, 2017

November Goals Results

1. Improve my Korean by learning more advanced business vocabulary before I start my Trade academy course on November 20th: I probably studied pretty hard for like a week and then just did some studying here and there. The crazy thing was that I understood the Korean lectures a lot better than expected. My Korean is better than I thought, I guess that goes for all people when they think of their language skills. And like always, I always got ahead of myself and said that I would read such and such, when in fact I didn’t. Well, as they say, shoot for the moon and you’ll be amongst the stars.
2. Make a marketing campaign for Pepero Day (Blog post, front page of website, social

October 2017 Review

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October Goals Results
Other News
Other Businesses and Projects
Thoughts, Goals and The Big Picture for November 2017

So here is my review for the month of October, 2017

October Goals Results

1. Get ahead of my blog post schedule for Flower Gift Korea and Entrepreneur Korea (I’m currently behind): I get a big F for this goal. I didn’t get ahead in my blog posts, if anything, I got pushed even further behind. But for good reason, I was either relaxing or working extra hours to keep up with the orders we were receiving. But yah, I definitely should do more content creation for my websites/blogs.
2. Find more social media apps/streams to create accounts to build awareness for Flower Gift Korea: I was able to create new accounts on some new social media apps and I’m unsure if that is helping. One of them is a popular social media for people in Russia, one is Myspace, which

September 2017 Review

Quick Summary:

September Goals Results
Other News
Other Businesses and Projects
Thoughts, Goals and The Big Picture for October 2017

So here is my review for the month of September, 2017

September Goals Results

1. Continue to build my network: New networking efforts online and 2 or 3 networking events: I actually didn’t do much networking this month. However, I have interviewed a few people for the Entrepreneur Korea Podcast, which allowed me to meet some new people and connect with other entrepreneurs in Korea.
2. Create order/delivery checklists for Flower Gift Korea: I absolutely forgot that I was planning on doing this. Other things must have come up and I just put it on the back burner and didn’t get to it.
3. Upload new products to Flower Gift Korea and upgrade product photos: I only changed a few of the product photos, but most of the products I currently have don’t really need updating.
4. Reach $11,000 US in sales (Pass

August 2017 Review

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August Goals Results
Other News
Other Businesses and Projects
Thoughts, Goals and The Big Picture for September 2017

So here is my review for the month of August, 2017

August Goals Results

1. Go to at least 3-4 networking events and hand out at least 50 Flower Gift Korea business cards to 50 different people before the end of the month: I was at a total of 3 networking events. One was held at the Seoul Global Startup Center and I was able to network with some people in Seoul. It was nice to go, but it wasn’t easy networking there since a lot of the people there weren’t really there to network, or maybe they were and just felt comfortable chatting to the same two people the whole networking time. But I still managed to meet close to 10 different people there and handed them my business card. The second event was a Seoul Real Estate

July 2017 Review

Quick Summary:

July Goals Results
Finished our taxes for Jan-June 2017
Other News
Other Businesses and Projects
Thoughts, Goals and The Big Picture for August 2017

So here is my review for the month of July, 2017

July Goals Results

1. Really figure out Amazon: I still haven’t uploaded any products to Amazon, but I am waiting to hear back from Amazon handmade, which is the section that allows for handmade objects to be sold on Amazon. I have applied and I should be hearing back within a few days. So Flower Gift Korea may or may not be accepted as a seller on the Amazon handmade platform.
2. Upload the maximum products I’m allowed on Ebay: I uploaded 5 more products to Ebay. They do get some views from potential buyers, but Ebay really isn’t my thing, but it’s something. And something is better than nothing, at least that’s what I believe.
3. Email every single past/present customer about changes made with

June 2017 Review

Quick Summary:

Entrepreneur Korea Website Updated, Again…
New Additions to the Website (Small Victories & Morning Check-in )
Flower Business Sales Target $10,000 US Sales – Not Met
Flower Business Minimum $5000 US Sales – Surpassed
Other June Goals
Other Businesses and Projects
Goals and The Big Picture for July 2017

So here is my review for the month of June, 2017

Entrepreneur Korea Website Updated, Again…

So in last month’s summary, I shared how I used a free theme from Theme Forest for this website. However, I realized that the theme was very limited and didn’t allow me to design the site the way I wanted to. So I bought a theme instead. It’s this theme that the website uses, and I really like it. It’s simple and there are other functions I can use as I continue to build content and write about my journey.
It sure does pay to invest some money into a theme than just try to make do