The start of the year is a great time to reflect on your business’ progression from the previous year, and set new goals for growing your business. Here are the top New Year’s resolutions that are intended to help you preserve a healthy work-life balance and increase business success in the new year.
There are so many things to do when you’re running a small business, it’s easy to delude to ourselves that we need to do all of them. Then we wonder why we’re so overwhelmed and tired with no time to do anything else.
Delegation is the key to a healthy work-life balance. Let someone else help and give yourself breaks, as needed.
Promote your Business
Too often the task of promoting a small business slips to the bottom of the to-do list when dealing with pressing tasks. If you want to entice new customers, promotion is a priority.
One of your top New Year’s resolutions should be to take the time to create a marketing plan on your own and follow through or hire a marketing expert to do the work for you.
Plan your Business Weekly
Planning is vital if you want a strong, growing business. Business planning lets you see what worked and what didn’t work. This can help you set new guidelines or adjust old goals.
Set aside time each week to review, adjust, and formulate a new plan of attack for the week. By making this your new norm you will avoid costly mistakes and stay on track.
Give Back to Your Community
Nothing will seed and grow goodwill for you and your business better than giving back to your community. Make this the year that you serve on a committee, be a mentor, volunteer, or make donations to the community.
Set Time Aside on Your Calendar for Yourself
All work and no play is a recipe for mental and physical tragedy. So, if you have issues freeing up time to do the things you enjoy, write time regularly in your schedule to have personal time – and stick to it. If you don’t invest in yourself, who will?
Set Realistic Goals
Goal setting is a valuable habit if the goals lead to success rather than disaster. Resolve that the goals you set will be achievable, rather than unrealistic pipe dreams that are so far out of reach that they lead to frustration.
Start the Year Off Right
Achieving a healthy work-life balance is like maintaining a good partnership, you have to make the effort and constantly work on it. By applying these top New Year’s Resolutions throughout the year, you’ll not only feel better, but you’ll have more energy to put into your business.