New Year’s Resolutions for Business Success

The end of the year is a good time to reflect on your business’s progress over the past year and plan how you want your business to develop. These New Year’s Resolutions for Business Success help you strike a better work-life balance and increase your business success in the new year.

Resolutions to follow:

1) Learn how to delegate and do more of it.Resolutions

There are so many things to do when you’re running a small business, it’s easy to delude ourselves that we need to do all of them. Then we wonder why we’re so tired and frazzled and have no time to do anything else! Let someone else do some of the tasks for a change. The resolutions here are all about delegation – which is the key to a healthy work-life balance. The ENews Networks team is here to help with all things digital. Does your website need a facelift? Social media in need of current, engaging content? Email-newsletter outreach lagging? Leave the design and marketing to us – we’ll take care of marketing so you can take care of the rest!

2) Promote your business regularly and consistently.

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, you have to make promotion a priority.  One of your top New Year’s resolutions should be to hire a marketing expert like ENews Networks to help you create a marketing plan and follow through.

3) Make business planning a weekly event.

Planning is vital if you want a healthy, growing business. Business planning lets you take stock of what worked and what didn’t work, and helps you set new directions or adjust old goals. So why do it just once a year or once a quarter? Set aside time each week to review, adjust, and look forward – or even better, make business planning a part of each day. Our sister company, Red Bench Financial, specializes in bookkeeping, financial reports and budgeting services designed to help keep your business on track so you can avoid costly mistakes.

4) Learn something new.

What you choose to learn may be directly related to your business or completely unrelated. Learning something new will add to your skills and add a new dimension of interest to your life – another important part of achieving a healthy work-life balance and increasing your business success. Depending on how you choose to learn, you may meet new and interesting people, who may become customers, colleagues or friends. How will you find the time to learn something new? By delegating, remember?

5) Join a new business organization or networking group.

There’s nothing like talking to other business people for sparking new ideas, refining old ones, and making contacts. Whether it’s a group specifically designed for networking or an organization dedicated to a particular type of business, in person or over the internet, making the effort to be a part of a group will revitalize you and your business.

6) Give something back to your community.

There are all kinds of worthy organizations that make a difference in your community. Those that give get. Nothing will seed and grow goodwill for you and your business better than giving back to your community. So make one of your top New Year’s resolutions to find a cause that matters to you and give what you can. Make this the year that you serve on a committee, be a mentor, volunteer or make regular donations to the groups in your community that try to make the place you live a better place.

7) Put time for you on your calendar.

It’s so important to take the time to recharge and refresh yourself; a healthy work-life balance and your small business’s success demands time out. All work and no play is a recipe for mental and physical disaster. So if you have trouble freeing up time to do the things you enjoy, write time regularly into your schedule to “meet with yourself” and stick to that commitment. If you won’t invest in yourself, who will?

8) Set realistic goals.

Goal setting is a valuable habit – if the goals lead to success rather than distress. Resolve that the goals you set will be goals that are achievable, rather than unrealistic pipe dreams that are so far out of reach they only lead to frustration.

9) Don’t make do; get a new one.

Is there a piece of equipment in your office that’s interfering with your success or something that you lack that’s making your working life harder? Whether it’s an old fax machine that’s a pain to use or the need for a new employee to lighten your work load, stop putting off getting what you need. The irritation of making do just isn’t worth it.

10) Drop what’s not working for you and move on.

All products aren’t going to be super sellers, all sales methods aren’t going to work for everyone, and all suppliers or contractors aren’t going to be ideally suited to your business. If a technique or a product or a 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.

Here’s To Succeeding in your Resolutions – with ENews Networks!

Achieving a healthy work-life balance is like maintaining a good relationship; you have to keep working on it. But if you apply these top 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 success you deserve! We look forwarding to partnering with you to help your business succeed in 2018! Contact us to get started today!

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