7 New Year’s Resolutions for your small business success

So, 2014 is drawing to a close, and what a year it’s been!  This time of year offers us the perfect opportunity to sit back and reflect not only on the goals we met but also the ones we didn’t.  To look at the mistakes we made along the way and wholesale jerseys what we learned from them. 

Here are 7 New Year’s Resolutions (personally, I prefer to call them ‘Principles’ because I think deep down we 如何选择一个有利润的Niche all subconsciously expect resolutions to fail…) many small business owners will find useful to get 2015 off to a great start:

1. I will use tools to make better use of my time and become more productive

You have probably heard of several tools such as Dropbox, Basecamp, Evernote and Hootsuite, but are you using them as a daily in the running your business? It’s easy to create an account and download the app and then completely forget about it as you’re too wholesale nfl jerseys stuck in your old way of doing things.  Commit to identifying the tools that are most useful to you and then fully implementing them during the coming year.


 2. I Wholesale NFL Jerseys will delegate to become more effective

“But nobody does it just like me”, “It would take too long to show someone else how to do the tasks; it’s quicker to do them myself”.  These are two of the most common excuses entrepreneurs give themselves for not delegating.  However, it’s a well known fact that unwillingness or inability to delegate leads to longer working hours and affects the delivery and growth of the business.

Delegating can be done in baby steps.  First, look at the tasks you do every day / month / week – this could be updating your events calendar, researching new contacts for your database, invoicing clients, setting up your social media content, blog posts and so on.  Then, as you do each one, record the process step-by-step (Cute Process is perfect for this).  There, you’re now ready to delegate your first task(s)!

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3. I will increase my business revenue by x%

http://iviti.co.uk/?vera=iqoption-problemi&6e1=1a iqoption problemi Instead of simply stating that you want more clients, set yourself a concrete goal.  If you want to make an extra £xxx revenue this year, work out how many extra clients you’d need to work cheap oakley sunglasses with to achieve that.  Also look at other ways to increase your revenue such as increasing your rates or allocating / increasing your marketing budget to generate more enquiries.

4. I will not discount my work

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5. I will invest in me and learn at least one new skill

binär optioner anyoption In a competitive market, it’s essential to stand out and stay one step ahead of your competition.  Look at your core skillset and assess how you can make it better (the best!), look at complementary skills you could learn to add more value to your clients.  The easiest way to do this is to set aside one hour at the start of each day purely for learning your new skill (try CONTEMPORARY setting the alarm clock one hour earlier each morning for a month and you’ll be surprised how quickly it becomes a habit).

6. I will take time off regularly

signale binäre optionen kostenlos “When you love what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life”.  Whilst this is certainly true, in today’s constantly connected world NBA Jerseys Cheap it’s too easy to become so focused on your business that you neglect Cheap Football Jerseys other areas of your life such as family and health.  Have you ever found yourself whipping out your iPhone during family time to ‘quickly check an email’ or see cheap oakley sunglasses what so and so is doing on Facebook?  Unless it’s an emergency, put the phone away and commit to being 100% with your family and giving them the attention they deserve.  Set clear boundaries between work time and personal time so that you’re not constantly feeling divided between the two.  Work time is work time and personal time is personal time.

7. I will go through my business financial statements each month

trading binari osenza deposito Many entrepreneurs loathe getting to grips with their accounts – by their very nature, they are focused on creating and delivering rather than going through the behind-the-scenes details.  However, it’s essential to understand every number of the three key financial statements (profit & loss, balance sheet and cash flow).  If you have an accountant, get them to explain and review it monthly with you.  If you do not understand where your business currently is financially, then you certainly can’t forecast where it is going.

And just one more…!

8. I will stop multi-tasking

http://thegobblersknob.com/?savikshyster=opciones-binarias-en-colombia&418=78 opciones binarias en colombia It used to be that the more tasks you could work on at once, the more productive you were thought to be.  Several studies have since shown that multi-tasking simply doesn’t work, and could actually cause you to be 40% less effective.  Make 2015 the year you stop trying to multi-task and commit to giving only one task your focus until it’s complete before moving on to the next one.

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