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The Amazon Files, hosted by Kristin Ostrander, Amazon business strategist and one of the founders of Mommy Income, hits the airwaves every Tuesday with the real truth about selling on Amazon. This show isn’t about sugar-coated reality. It’s real truth - the good, the bad and the ugly - shared with practical action steps and strategies to help both new and experienced sellers tackle the world’s largest retail sales platform.

Dec 19, 2017

There is less than a month to go until the end of the year. The year has flown by so quickly, and now is the time to prepare for the new year instead of waiting until January 1st. We want to arm you with the best possible information available to  begin the year on the right track and continue to move onward and upward.


On today’s episode, we will share five ways to get ready for the new year. These are the five keys to unlocking your future business potential, preventing the Q1 slowdown, and allowing you to be wholeheartedly prepared in your Amazon FBA business as you dive into the new year.  


“There’s a lot of hustle and grind, and a lot of hard decisions to be made, but you can do it.” - Kristin Ostrander


This weeks on Amazon Files:


  • Deadline for business returns moved to earlier dates
  • What to do with receipts and how long to keep them
  • Running needed reports, and being on top of your Inventory game
  • What quantifying and tracking your business baby steps has to offer
  • Looking back through your inventory and learning from your purchasing patterns
  • Taking a professional development day
  • Aiming for a mark and identifying your bullseye
  • The pitfalls of purely financial goals
  • Creating S.M.A.R.T. goals
  • Making sure you’re educated properly for what steps you need to take to succeed
  • How hope for the coming year, widening your horizons, and walking in your purpose positively impact more than just your business


The Five Tools to Build Your Business in 2018:


  1. Stay on top of bookkeeping
  2. Analyze what worked and didn't work this past year
  3. Look at what you want to accomplish in the next year
  4. Educate yourself, learn what you need to learn
  5. Take care of your work space

Grow Your Amazon Business

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