We’ve all tried and failed – the diet, early morning jogs, daily exercises – New Year Resolutions are like the coolest kid on the block that we couldn’t ever be friends with. However, that never stopped us from trying, did it? And as we say bye-bye to another year gone by, we plan again for a fresher, brighter, better 2017. So, before we let life get in the way, here are 5 major resolutions you must make this year for your business.
Make SMART goals
It is more important to be a smart worker instead of being a hard worker. SMART goals make sure you set your goals, achieve them and focus on what’s important. Ensuring you have this clarity just proves you are a smart entrepreneur!
Focus on social media
Social media is the portal to your customers. It’s honest, it’s raw and it has potential, if you just listen. Imagine talking to thousands of potential customers while sitting in front of your computer screen – you get the idea! If you want to read more about how to apply social media marketing skills to your business, check out our blog.
Automate and outsource
The best lesson that you will learn in the business field is this – Learn to let go. Whether it is a task, a skill or an entire department – automate, delegate, outsource. For instance, Payroll services can be automated, your entire accounting department could be outsourced (tempCFO is here for that). Sooner than later, you will not only be saving costs, but also plenty of time!
Build an Emergency Fund
You never know what to expect from a new Tax year. Especially, with a new government settling in, it would be wise to start a contingency fund – just a few savings, here and there. So, when life throws financial surprises at you, you’ve got a piggy bank ready to be opened.
All work and no play – a big NO
Yes yes, growth and success are extremely important. But all work and no play does make Jack a dull boy. Aim to have lots of fun this year with whatever it is you do. Make sure you spare some time to relax and rejuvenate, trust us, you will come back to work even better!
Some future planning never hurt anyone, in fact, doing it right might just take you a step closer to achieving your business goals and objectives. Go on, have a fun-tastic 2017!