As we kick off the new year with the best of intentions to make 2017 the best one yet, don't forget to make some resolutions for your business. Whether it is to increase sales, learn how to market your business better with social media tools, or grow staff and production by 10%, etc., having goals is a proven methodology to improving overall health and success of your business. The end of the year is a good time to reflect on the progress that was made in the last year, and the beginning of the year should be about strategically planning for your company's growth and increased success.
A simple google search of "Business Resolutions" will bring up tons of ideas for strengthening and refining your goals for your business. One great article published by Intuit Quickbooks summarized the more common New Year's resolutions for small businesses in 2016:
Resolve to Re-Evaluate Your Mission Statement and Overall Goals
Resolve to Ask for-and Listen to-Feedback
Resolve to Refresh Your Social Media and Marketing Strategies
Resolve to Enhance Your Technology Footprint
Resolve to Plan Ahead
Resolve to Take a Breath and Nourish Your Mind and Body
Resolve to Learn One New Thing
Resolve to Achieve a Bit of Balance
The full article can be found here. Some other articles discuss more specific goals for particular businesses and industries.
The most important thing to remember is the process of establishing your resolutions is what will be the key. Outlining goals and strategizing for your business' growth and success will help guide your business practices and decisions throughout the year. Sticking to your resolutions will be that much easier!
Happy New Year!