New Year Business Resolutions
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It is likely that most people will be making a New years resolution, and attempting to stick to it come 1st January, at least for a couple of days! But what about resolutions for your business? Below is a selection of resolutions for 2013 that, if kept, will enable your company to move forward towards 2014.
Resolutions For the new year
- Get social – Social media is here to stay. You may love it, you may hate it, either way, you need to include it in your marketing strategy.
- Listen to your clients – You wouldn’t be in business without them, so their opinion and feedback counts.
- Invest in people – Training, personal development and wellbeing are all areas that are vital in maintaining a successful business, worth the investment.
- Believe in what you do, and WHY you do it – Believing in why you do what you do (and communicating this to your clients) is essential.
- Introduce a refreshing element to your offices – Whether this be a new benefit or an employee recognition scheme, a change is as good as a holiday.
- Talk – Take time to discuss strategies, problems and successes with your employees. After all, they are part of your business.
- Set realistic objectives and goals – Having realistic goals gives your business, and your employees a clear target to work towards and exceed.
- Embrace change – Things change, new technologies come along. Embracing these, rather than resisting them is what will keep you on top of your game.
- Network – Welcome, and do not immediately dismiss offers of partnership or new business propositions. Visit clients more (face to face) and get to know other businesses local to your own.
- Learn something new – For your own personal development, learning something new could be the start of something big in your personal life or for your business.
- Give something back – As part of your marketing strategy, create more offers and competitions for your clients.
- Get in the local paper – As a business, take part in fundraising, fun days and local events.
- Concentrate on green – Try to adopt a green approach to business. Print less, carry out more demonstrations online rather than face to face and reduce travel.
- Love those that may not love you – Strive to become more friendly with difficult clients. This may hurt and is a true test of caliber.
- Help colleagues more – Take more time to help colleagues. When you need help, they will be happy to assist.
- Trust your judgement – Sometimes you have to take risks to succeed, trust yourself to take those risks.
- Get creative – Think more creatively. Try a different approach.
- Balance work and life – Separate your work and social lives. Thinking about business constantly is not good for you.
- Turn your hobby into a passive income – Whether you run a website or make cakes, try to build your interest into a second income.
- Enjoy yourself more!