When you hear the phrase new year's resolution, you probably think about losing weight, quitting smoking, and vowing to enjoy the fullest. These all are very common personal new year's resolutions, but these resolutions are not confined only to our personal lives. You can also create impactful resolutions for your business. A resolution, after all, is a decision to do something different to bring out some positive change.
Try to delegate and do more of it
There are so many things to do when you're running your small business, it's easy to delude ourselves that we need to all of them. Then we're tired and frazzled and have no time to do anything else. Lets someone do the tasks for some change. Delegation is a key for a healthy work-life balance.
Review your social media strategy
You have the ability to reach thousands of potential customers. When someone is giving a referral to your name, the first thing anyone does is to check you online. What are they going to find? Check out your profile once. Is that the image that is going to run your business? Maybe or not. Enter your name and business on Google and see what you can do more to improve the results.
Promote your business regularly
Too often the task of promoting a small business slips to the bottom of the to-do list in the press of urgent tasks. If you want to attract new customers, promotion of the business should be your first priority. One of your new year's top resolutions should be to hire a top digital marketing expert who can promote your business more effectively.
Make business planning a weekly event
Planning is crucial if you want a healthy growing business. Business planning lets you take stock of what worked and what didn't work, and help you set new directions accordingly. So why to do this just once a year or once a quarter. Fix sometime each week to review, adjust and look forward- or even better, make new business planning a regular part of your day.
Learn something new
What you choose to learn may be related or competently unrelated to your business. Learning something new will add to your skills and can give a new dimension of interest to your life. This can be another important part of achieving a healthy work-life balance and increase your business. Business consultants, trainers, and coaches can help you to do this. And how you will get this time to achieve new business, “Delegation.”
Measure your marketing performance
We often focus on our narrow little world, unknowingly going for the same clients. Where is the industry going? What's the competition up to? It is important to keep a daily update with all these factors. So make one of your top new year's resolution to join a community find a trade group or chamber and determine if the membership is for you.
Drop the ideas that are not working
All products are not going to be super sellers, all sale methods are not going to work for everyone. If any specific technique, product or business relationship is not working for you stop using it. Don't invest a lot of energy into trying to make unworkable work. Move on. Something better will get up.
To a better year
A healthy work-life balance is like maintaining a relationship; you have to continue working on it. Apply these new year resolutions, doing these tasks not only will make you feel better but you'll have more energy to put into your business and achieve the success you deserve.