WHAT ARE YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR THE YEAR AHEAD?
Do you want to learn a new skill, travel overseas or reduce your social media use? Most of us have some personal goals in mind as the clock counted down to midnight, but have you ever considered setting some new year business resolutions?
The start of the year is the ideal time to consider what you’d like to achieve in your business in the months ahead and come up with some practical ways to get started.
Do you want to have a better work-life balance? Expand your business? Improve your marketing results?
Regardless of your new year business resolutions, increased efficiency and productivity will help you meet them.
Kick start your new year by choosing from our list of smart resolution ideas below.
Sound GOOD? Let’s get to it!
WHAT NEW YEAR BUSINESS RESOLUTIONS SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Setting your new year business resolutions doesn’t have to be difficult. It doesn’t have to be a deep dive into strategy – that’s a task for another day. Instead, we’re going to focus on simple yet effective ways to help you and your business be more efficient.
One of the biggest obstacles to success for business owners is not having enough time to do everything they need to. One way to carve out more time is to be more productive.
So, let’s focus our new year business resolutions on increasing productivity and efficiency, starting with…
1: COMMIT TO WEEKLY BUSINESS PLANNING
How often do you take time to review and adjust your business plan? Some businesses only do this once or twice a year, or perhaps every quarter. But what if you set aside time every week to do this?
It doesn’t have to be a major event, but the simple task of sitting down to look at your goals and overarching strategy gives you an opportunity to identify if you’re heading off track and tweak if needed.
2: LEARN SOMETHING NEW
There’s always something new to master when you’re running a business – from getting your head around the latest social media platform or project management system to blog writing or marketing.
Of course, it’s impossible to master everything. But, there may be a skill you’ve been interested in honing that could help grow your business or increase your efficiency. Make it your goal to learn something new that will benefit you and your business this year.
3: EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY AND AUTOMATE
Technology can transform the way you do business by saving you time and money. From accounting and inventory management to payroll and marketing, so many business tasks can be made more efficient through automation.
Make it one of your new year business resolutions to conduct a mini-audit on your business to see where you can automate to save time and money, then set objectives to transition to these new, streamlined systems.
4: PRIORITISE WELLBEING
If you hit the end of the year feeling burned out, it’s definitely time to prioritise your own wellbeing as part of your new year business resolutions. Sure, it’s been a crazy year (or two), but if you keep pushing yourself too hard, you’ll have a hard time being productive and growing your business.
Commit to taking care of yourself next year by honing that work-life balance, sticking to regular work hours, taking breaks, and having holidays.
5: OUTSOURCE YOUR BUSINESS TASKS
If you only choose one new year business resolution, this is a good one – and it’s likely to give you the time and energy to introduce new objectives as the year goes on.
I you feel like you’re always focused on the day-to-day tasks and have no time to invest in regular business planning, learning new skills, or growing your business, outsourcing some of those daily activities can provide a bit of precious breathing room.
Not only can a good virtual assistant take over routine tasks like bookkeeping and social media management, but they can identify other ways to better organise and streamline your business, saving you even more time and money.
6: TAKE ACTION ON YOUR PLANS
Plans and goals are great to set, but if you don’t go ahead and take action towards completing them, you will likely be in the same place at the beginning of the next year! So, it is time to take some action now to set yourself up for a year of success.
It’s certainly a GOOD idea to make some new year business resolutions. And now’s a GOOD time to turn those ideas into reality with Good Line!