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5 Freebies that Every Empirelista Needs to Thrive in 2016!

Every Empirelista that I know has planned to thrive in 2016! From making a budget, to securing new clients, on to organizing their quarterly and monthly goals; everything is set for them to make this year the best one yet. Personally, I took the last two weeks of December 2015 to plan out my business’ needs. While doing so, I was fortunate to find several amazing online templates to help my planning run smoothly. So what did I do? Saved the links for you all, duh! So, let’s jump right in so you can begin using a few (if not all) of these templates too.

Related: Setting Smarter Goals

Freebie 1: One Page Business Plan

Whether you’re just starting a business or revamping one, this one page business plan by The $100 Startup is perfect for you. It will help you outline and realign your business. Oh and if this business plan doesn’t suit your needs here’s a link to Business News Daily, where you can find seven other options. You’re welcome!

Freebie 2: Marketing Plan

As some of you know, I have a background in marketing – so I understand how vital marketing your business is to your success. Which is why this 2016 Marketing Plan created by Alicia Kan, had to be one of the freebies on this list! This simple to implement template is pre-filled with the major keys to marketing. From campaigns, on to media relations, and she even provides a quick “how to” tab; making sure you know how to make this your own. Now, keep calm and market on!

Freebie 3: Social Media Content Calendar

Social media is a key component to any business at this point and to ensure that your posts flow on schedule, Hubspot has developed the perfect Social Media Content Calendar. This customizable template offers several tabs noting the specifics needed for each social channel, such as a character counter for planed Tweets, a section for links, and an area to note the type of message you plan to send — and thats just the beginning.

Freebie 4: Business Budget

Business Plan, check. Marketing plan, check. Social media content calendar, check. Okay, now that you know what you want your business to look like, we need to make sure that the finances are in order to make those dreams come true — so the next, but most important, freebie on this list is Capterra’s Free Small Business Budge Template. With this deep dive into your finances, you’ll be able to see the state of your business from every angle and plan how to increase your revenue too.

Freebie 5: Day Planner

Last but not least, we want to make sure you’re able to coordinate your day-to-day needs, and what better way than to use our Founder & Editor-in-Chief’s downloadable day planner. Noting your simple household tasks on to your business must-do’s this planner will certainly help you organize your day and sustain your life. Thanks, Asia!

You are officially set to make 2016 your own. No excuses, no stress, just success, lessons learned and victories from here on out! Are you ready for it? Of course you are. Now, go and make it your own Empirelista!

Cesley is EmpireLifeMag.Com’s Contributing Editor. She is a certified Empowerment Coach, as well as the Creator & Founder of Solace Services, LLC. Through Solace Services, Cesley guides women to their true voice — enabling them to live a life of purpose! Through her own personal experience, she also empowers Christian Singles to live their best lives NOW!

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