Business New Year Resolutions
You probably spent some of the end of 2018 reflecting on your business’s progress over the past year and developing goals for 2019. Now that the new year is here it’s time to start reaching for those goals, and committing to some business-orientated New Year’s resolutions can help you achieve them.
1. Promote Your Business Regularly and Consistently
This is particularly true for small businesses. If you want to attract new customers, you have to make promotion a priority. One of your top New Year’s resolutions should be to take a serious look at your marketing efforts. Is it time to hire a marketing expert? Maybe all you need is to take the time to create a marketing plan on your own and follow through. Talk to your Sarpy Chamber membership specialist to learn more about the free and low-cost promotion resources you have through the chamber.
2. Be More Consistent With Business Planning
Planning is vital if you want a healthy, growing business. Business planning lets you take stock of what worked and what didn’t work, and helps you set new directions or adjust old goals. It’s vital to a healthy, growing business, so don’t limit it to just once a year or once a quarter. Set aside time each month or week to review, adjust, and look forward. This can help you stay on track and be prepared. Joining a chamber group like Executive Dialogue can help you make your business planning more consistent.
3. Get More Active with Business Organizations or Networking Groups
There’s nothing like talking to other business people for sparking new ideas, refining old ones, and making contacts. Making the effort to be a part of a group will not only revitalize you and your business, but it will be another avenue of regular promotion for your business. Approaching networking events with a strategy will make your next time out a more successful experience. Set up a time to talk with your Sarpy Chamber membership specialist to discuss which chamber events or groups will help you achieve your goals.