As we welcome the new year, how are you doing on your resolutions. Did you give up already? Are you altering them or postponing starting them?
We all make resolutions. I made mine. I really want to lose the extra weight I put on over the last few months. So far so good. I lost 2 lbs already. Whoo Hoo!
But as small business owners, did you make any new years resolutions for your business?
Sometimes we don’t think about it. We make them personally, but what about professionally? What about resolutions for our businesses?
If you haven’t set any professional resolutions yet, it’s not too late. Here’s a list of some of the questions you can ask yourself to help you define your business resolution.
Ideas to get you started
- What goals do I want to achieve for the new year and how do I achieve them?
- What are the best ways to promote my business so that I get the maximun ROI?
- Are my employees the best they can be so they know how to treat every customer?
- Do I need more training for them because I know they can perform better?
- Am I utilizing all my current marketing strategies to its best potential?
- Do I have any issues that need resolving in the immediate future and what the best way to do that?
- Is there anything I can learn from my competition so that I can stand above them?
- Am I keeping track of where my sales come from so that I know where to spend my marketing dollars?
- Do I need to go back to basics, the K.I.S.S. method, and re-imagine my future goals?
- Should I raise my prices?
Hopefully, these questions will get your thought process brewing and maybe realize there is more that we can do. We get so caught up in the day-to-day operations that we forget the bigger picture.
I see it all too often; small business owners want more profits but don’t make the necessary changes to achieve those goals.
It’s like throwing a penny into the fountain, making a wish and hoping it happens. But as you do with every aspect of your business, action is what achieves those goals.
My New Years Business Resolution is to help my local businesses with all these questions and more. Do you need my services? Just ask. I am here for you.