New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Business In 2017

by | Jan 13, 2017 | 0 comments

Now that the confetti has settled and the champagne has been put away, it is time to begin 2017 by putting our best foot forward.  One way that we often make changes at the start of a new year is by making resolutions.  In addition to the goals you have set for yourself personally, you can also set some goals to accomplish for your business.

Let’s take a look at some resolutions that will help you make positive changes in your business for 2017:

Give your website a makeover

Whether your website needs a complete overhaul or just a little sprucing up, now is the time. If you have been thinking of changing your layout or adding some new content and features, now is the time.  Making sure that your website is easy to navigate and up-to-date with the latest information will ensure that your customers have the best experience while visiting your page.

Plan some time off

It sounds crazy, since we are just coming off a busy holiday season when many people likely had some time off away from the daily grind of running a business, but plan a vacation.  The day to day demands of running a business can be grueling and we all need some time away to rest and recover.  Be sure to take some time schedule some time away throughout the year to unplug and recover.

Keep Learning

Whether this means taking a class at a local college, or attending a seminar relating to your specific field, it is vitally important to keep learning.  New information can keep your business fresh and competitive within your local market as well as developing a reputation among your customers of always having cutting edge information and ideas.

Create a new way of doing something

Whether you have been wanting to give your filing system a complete overhaul, or change the process by which you hire new employees, now is the time.  Focus on one process and work to create and implement the new standards and requirements for completing the task.  Once you have tackled one, you may feel inspired to repeat this one throughout the year.

Stop putting off the BIG decisions

Whether you have been hesitating about opening a second location or taking the leap into a secondary service, now is the time.  These big decisions are what can jumpstart your new business or breathe new life into an existing one.  As business owners there is no better time for these decisions, than the start of a brand new year.

Hopefully these tips on making New Year’s resolutions for your business has helped you think of the goals you want to accomplish during the year ahead.  Here is to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017!


References

Wessell, R.  (2016, December 15). 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Small Business Owners. Retrieved from https://www.valuepenguin.com/2016/12/5-new-year’s-resolutions-small-business-owners

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