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New Years Resolutions for Your Business

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on your past year’s success.  What did you do better than the year before?  What areas could use some improvement?  Are you heading in the direction you want to be in?  Are you meeting your goals?
Everyone has room for growth, and no business is perfect.  The end of the year is the best time to evaluate where you want to be the next year.  When you sit down at this exact time an entire year from now, what would you like your accomplishment list to look like?
Here are some New Years Resolutions for your Business to focus on for 2018:

  1. Delegation
    This can be a hard one for some people, especially those with type A personalities who feel like they need to do it all themselves.  However, delegation is an incredibly useful and healthy tool to implement.  Decide which tasks must be done by you, and which ones you can pass off to others.  The more time you free up for yourself, the more time you will have to focus on other important tasks.
  2. Promote Your Business More
    It is very easy to let this fall to the bottom of the to-do list.  You are busy with managing the day to day tasks of owning a business, and keeping your brand in front of people may fall to the wayside.  However, in order for people to know who you are and what you are all about, they have to have the opportunity to.  2018 can be your year.  Create a business marketing plan and then execute it.  Make sure you follow through!
  3. Business Plan Often
    Why save business planning for the end of the year?  Think how much more effective you could be if you made it a monthly or even weekly event.  Set aside time regularly to review, plan, and adjust as needed.  You’ll be surprised at how much more you will be able to accomplish by doing this.
  4. Give Back
    Never fall into the trap of “me, me, me” or “more, more, more”.  The second we take our eyes off of others and only place them on ourselves, we are inviting inevitable demise into our businesses.  Giving back has never once proven to fail someone.  The more you give, the more you will find you get.  The universe is funny that way.  Generosity always wins.  Find ways that your business can give back to the community or causes that are close to your heart.
  5. Set Aside You-Time
    While it is good to put a lot of time and effort into your business, you do not want to neglect your personal well being.  Make sure you still put your marriage, children, and self first.  Set aside time to do things that make you happy and fulfill you.  If you don’t feel re-charged after a long week’s worth, you aren’t going to be able to perform at your absolute best come Monday morning.
    These are five great resolutions you can put into practice for your business in 2018.  You will be amazed at how you will continue to grow and succeed each passing year when you are consistently evaluating and setting goals.