Succeed Like Never Before
It’s the beginning of 2017 — a great time to reflect on last year and plan for the year ahead. January is a terrific time to get a head start by really making those early days of the New Year count. Here are some recommendations to help you increase your business success, while maintaining a work-life balance.
Consistent and Regular Promotion
Make the promotion of your business one of the top priorities. Usually landing at the bottom of the to-do list is the consistency and regularity of promoting your small business. To attract new customers, promotion is key. A New Year’s resolution could be to hire a marketing expert, or to take some time to create a marketing plan on your own that you’ll follow through with.
Learn to Delegate
You can’t do it all. When running a small business, it’s easy to lose focus when there are so many things to be doing. Then you’re stuck wondering why you never have enough time! It’s key delegate by assigning some tasks to others.
Learn from your failures
Taking review and planning is crucial to growing a healthy business. It allows you to assess what worked and what didn’t, then recalibrate and set new goals. Instead of doing it once a year or once a quarter, set aside time each week to review, adjust, and look forward. You’ll not only be avoiding costly mistakes; you’ll be more focused and relaxed.
Goal setting is a valuable habit, only if the goals lead to success rather than distress. Determine goals that will be achievable, rather than unrealistic pipe dreams that are too far out of reach that you’ll just be frustrated in trying to achieve them.
Make Time for You
Maintain a healthy work-life balance by taking time to refresh and recharge yourself! When your life is all work and no play, it’s a recipe for mental and physical disaster. If you’re having trouble finding free time block off time in your schedule to “meet with yourself” and stick to it! By applying these New Year’s resolutions throughout the year, you’ll not only feel better but have more energy to put into your business and make it the successful business you deserve!