Top 10 Resolutions for Business Success

Business Success

Sometimes you need to make drastic changes and hit the reset button.

Sometimes you need to reach out and hit the reset button.

With every year comes an opportunity to hit the RESET button.

To help grow your business this new year, try a few of these suggestions to get you refocused, recharged and ready for what lies ahead.

Here’s some simple ways to make the most of the new year.

The only rule is to take action.

1) PLAN
At the end of every week, plan the next week. At the beginning of the current month, plan out the current and next month. Look ahead often. This includes annual planning. If you need to get away, then retreat and spend time laying out the plans for success.

2) PROMOTE
This can take on many meanings. Promoting is a positive force. Get behind your business with more promotion. Also your key people – read them for doing a great job.

3) DELEGATE
It’s easy to carry the complete workload. Try to delegate more this year. Look to maintain a better work-life ratio that’s healthy. Let’s face it – if you drive yourself into the ground, who will continue to manage and grow your business if you’re down and out for the count?

4) NEW
Try something new. Continue learning. Continue innovating as long as it doesn’t hard your base business. Take classes or attend conferences. Do something new.

5) NETWORK
Attend local business events. Also look for ways to help others and in turn, ask for their help. Talk to other businesses like yours in other markets and keep plugged in.

6) GOALS
Again, if you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time. What are your goals. Are they actionable and attainable? How are you working on them each and every day? Dreams can’t be unrealistic and requires focus and attention.

7) GENEROSITY
It’s time to give back. Look for ways to give back to your community. Thank people with gifts, acknowledgement and even a “thank you” card. A simple thank you goes a long way.

8) ME TIME
Don’t forget to rest. The Bible tells us God created the heavens, earth and human kind – in six days and rested on the seventh day. Are you resting? Are you retreating and getting away? Schedule ME TIME on your calendar and protect it.

9) STOP
When it’s not working, it’s not working. Stop, drop and roll. Put out the fire. Cut those things that are weighing you or your business down. Move on.

10) REWARD
Some days people get tired of monotony. If you have a small staff, they may be doing tasks out of their comfort zone. Pay attention to them. Reward them. Sometimes a simple reward for self is important too. Give yourself a new tool for work. Stop and get a special hand-crafted beverage. Don’t forget that coffee is for closers!

You CAN make a difference this new year with your business and yourself. Take on a few of these and keep referencing them over the next few months. It doesn’t require January 1 to arrive before attacking the list. A fresh start begins NOW. Work on your work-life balance. And don’t get upset if these resolutions need to be reset. Today is the day winners take action.

Focus on business success everyday, not just once a year.

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