Here we are in 2020 – The new year and most of us have probably already worked on
some good personal resolutions.
By: Tatiana Cortes
But, have you worked on the New Year’s resolutions for your business? If you already have, great! And if you haven’t yet, it’s not too late! This is a good time to reflect on your business last year’s performance and plan how you want to progress in the year ahead. These are ten New Year business resolutions that can help your business be more successful:
1. Promote your business regularly and consistently:
Often times the task of promoting your business slips to the bottom of the to-do-list. But if you want to attract new customers, you must make it a priority to hire a marketing expert or take time to create a marketing plan on your own and follow through.
2. Review (or get) a social media strategy:
you have the ability to reach thousands of potential customers. So, if someone checks your business out online what are they going to find? Look your business up on Google and ask yourself if what you see is the image you want your business to have and if it will potentially help you gained new clients.
3. Make business planning a weekly event:
If you want a successful, healthy, growing business planning is vital. Set aside time each week to review, adjust, and look forward to achieving your business goals. This will help you to avoid costly mistakes and stay on track.
4. Learn something new:
Related or not to your business, learning something new will add to your skills and add a new dimension of interest to your life. This can also be an opportunity to meet new and interesting people, who may become costumers, colleagues, or friends.
5. Put time for yourself on your calendar:
All work and no play is a recipe for mental and physical disaster. Set time aside regularly into your schedule to have free time to do the things you enjoy. If you don’t invest in yourself, who will?
6. Give back to your community:
Those who give, get. So, find a cause that matters to you and give what you can. Make this the year you serve on a committee, be a mentor, volunteer, or make regular donations to the groups in your community that make the place you live better.
7. Drop what’s not working and move on:
If a technique, product, or business relationship isn’t working for you, stop using it! Don’t invest a lot of energy into trying to make the unworkable workable. Move on! Something better will turn up.
8. Consider delegation:
There are so many things to do when you’re running a business, it is easy to fall in the trap of thinking that we need to do it all ourselves. Then we wonder why we are so tired and grumpy? Let someone else do some of the tasks for a change. Delegation is the key to a healthy work-life balance.
9. Say “no” more often:
The goal is not to do more, but to do less and to do it better. Activity is not a substitute for achievement, so this will be the year of focus. It will not be easy because to focus will mean making some hard choices: letting people down and letting opportunities pass by. But a “no” will be the passport to making 2020 a personal and professional success.
10. Challenge yourself with your resolutions:
One of the biggest factors in successfully achieving your New Year’s resolutions is in challenging and engaging yourself. So, demand more of yourself by setting a goal that is not easily attainable – Challenging yourself forces you to spend your time and energy in a more productive way.
Cheers to a better year!