A famous business tycoon once told me, “Procrastination is the greatest enemy of a small business.”
This may or may not be true, but those words are worth keeping in mind now that we’re almost done with 2017. It’s time to take stock of the year that has gone by and make plans for the one to come. This is the sort of thing that we know we must do, but tend to put off for ‘later’, a later which often never comes.
And so, dear small business owner, here are a few vital things you must make time to do before this year is out in order to prepare yourself for a very happy 2018.
How To Have A Happy 2018!
1. Think goals
What were your business goals for 2017? Did you meet them? If not, why not? What sort of goals should you set for the year to come? Do you need outside financing? How much? Why? Do you need to hire more people? Where will they come from? Should they work full time or part-time? These are some of the questions you must find the bandwidth to ask yourself now.
2. Choose life
Do you feel exhausted? Do you feel like you’re working too hard? Do you feel overwhelmed? If yes, yes, and yes are your responses, you need to take a step back and consider the consequences. A small business can’t afford an owner who isn’t getting the rest and recreation they need to operate at peak efficiency.
3. Team matters
If you have a team of employees who help you run your business successfully, don’t forget to appreciate them for it. A raise isn’t always the most productive way to make your team feel appreciated. A get together, an outing, training programs, thank you notes, badges, mugs, and more can reap bigger benefits than just dishing out a salary increase…
4. Give back
Brands and people that give back are rewarded in unexpected and bountiful ways. This is a fact of life and business. Now more than ever before, folks notice good deeds. If you can take the responsibility to do something good for the local community, it will add goodwill to your small business. And goodwill is immeasurably beneficial to the bottom line, even more so, when you are a small biz.
Despite being blindingly obvious, small business owners don’t pay enough (or any) attention to the four points mentioned above. It goes without saying, that they must.
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