The New Year is a perfect time to rethink your priorities and plan for positive changes that will make your business and your personal life more meaningful and impactful in the months ahead. Successful business owners know the power of reflecting and revising. With every New Year, new client, and new business deal there is an opportunity to learn and make positive changes to ensure the success of your business. Here are six New Year’s resolutions any small business owner should consider:
- Value Feedback
Feedback from your clients and customers should be a driving force in your business. It is your best resource when it comes to making improvements and changes within your business. Unfortunately, feedback can also open us up to criticism that we may not be prepared for. Regardless, ask and receive with an open mind.
- Refine Your Social Media and Marketing Strategies
Social media trends change at a rapid pace and its dominance in the business world is only going to get stronger. Make sure you don’t miss out on new platforms that you could use to promote your business. You will also want to review your marketing campaign results from the previous year and determine which ones worked and which ones didn’t.
- Resolve to Plan Ahead
Some people are pros at planning ahead while others are hard-pressed to remember next week’s schedule. Planning ahead helps you juggle commitments, priorities, and stress. Take a moment to really look at the next twelve months and plan what you can, be it vacations, personal days, professional development, etc.
- Nourish Your Mind and Body
The end of a year is hectic enough with holidays and family obligations, add on end-of-the-year accounting and tax preparation to the list, and you’re going to find it difficult to recharge. Your physical health is perhaps the most valuable thing you can contribute to your business. Make it a priority to find time for fitness in your busy schedule. Consider gifting yourself this year with a wearable fitness band or fitness tracker that can help motivate you to work out more often. The importance of taking time for yourself cannot be understated.
- Resolve to Learn One New Thing
Learning something new and engaging your mind will help you stay sharp and focused. Even if it doesn’t pertain to your industry, you have an opportunity to make connections with other like-minded individuals, expand your mind, and take in other viewpoints and perspectives. You might even stumble upon your next business idea in the process.
- Strive for Balance
Strive every day to achieve an optimal work/life balance. While there are days or even months when there aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish everything you need to get done, celebrate your successes for the day and plan accordingly for tomorrow.
My Annapolis Office encourages you to come share your New Years’ resolutions with us and learn how we can help you turn your hopes for 2016 into a reality. My Annapolis Office is Annapolis’ premier workspace provider offering the support, office space, and location your business needs to thrive in the New Year and beyond. Our fully-furnished office space and virtual office solutions, coupled with our administrative support staff and first-class amenities, set us apart from all other office space providers and provide everything your business needs for success.
Celebration is in the air. The economy is picking up steam, and small business owners are feeling more optimistic than they have since 2007. Don’t waste the moment. Allow us to invest in you so you have more time to invest in yourself and your New Year’s resolutions. To learn more, call 410-656-1600 or visit us on the web at MyAnnapolisOffice.com.