Annual budgets and forecasts are necessary but here are a few business resolutions that will help start your business calendar year off right and contribute to a successful year ahead.
I will build relationships.In tough times we count on those businesses and contacts we can trust.Build new relationships and insure loyalty from existing ones by staying in touch.Consider sending Birthday Cards, Anniversary Cards, Thank You Cards and Congratulations Cards throughout the year.
I will focus on my business goals.Focus on the year ahead and plan for success.Fix what you can and don’t waste time on those things that are out of your control.Work smart and refocus often but keep your sight clearly on achieving your business goals.
I will listen more.Do not manage your business in a vacuum.Listen to the suggestions of others including your customers, business associates and employees.They offer a different perspective on your business and are valuable resources for information and new ideas that can help your business thrive.
I will learn.Teach yourself a new skill.Join a group of experts in your field of business.Learn from the mistakes and successes of others.
I will be a leader. Be a leader rather than a follower.Stay competitive by being creative and a trend leader.Read the newspaper or surf the internet so that you remain ahead of the curve and can be proactive rather than reactive.
I will be receptive to change.Make changes in your business strategy, procedures and processes when necessary.Change can be unsettling but is often necessary in an unstable environment.Consider change a positive experience.
I will ask for help.The old saying, “it never hurts to ask” is true and necessary now more than ever.Ask for business referrals and send business referral thank you cards to those that help grow your business.Market your services and products and seek input when you need it.Good advice
Happy New Year!