January tends to be a time for renewed vigor and planning for the future (usually in an optimistic manner.) Some people declare personal resolutions and hope they’ll stick to them. I’ve never been big on personal resolutions, but I believe the new year is a great time to set goals and resolutions for your small business.
These are some of my favorite small business resolutions for 2013.
It’s often difficult for humans to change. Making and/or accepting changes to your small business that you’ve poured your heart and soul into can be even harder. But embracing change can be so beneficial. Learning from our past to make things better in the future is necessary to do well in business.
Learn How To Delegate
Along the lines of embracing change, learning how to delegate is crucial. As a small business you’ve probably had times where bootstrapping and doing things totally on your own was necessary, but learning how to delegate can be much more productive. Don’t be afraid to get help. Whether it’s in-house or by outsourcing. You could save time and money on accounting, bookkeeping, design and other areas.
Strengthening Or Delving Into The Web & Social Media
Also high on the list for many in 2013, is getting into the social media realm or bettering your online strategy. Whether you’re completely new to it all or just in need of a refresher, creating a new plan or look for your online presence can go along way to increasing your businesses brand and your customer base. Some of these may be things you can do yourself, or you can hire someone to help with this. You can find out more about why hiring someone else can be helpful here.
Setting goals for your small business is definitely a must. Who knows? 2013 could be the year your business reaches the next level.