Now that January has arrived, it’s time that we all started thinking about our resolutions for the New Year. If you’re a business owner, you probably have some resolutions for your business in addition to your personal resolutions.
If you don’t have any New Year’s resolutions for your business, don’t sweat it. We’ve come up with a few of our own that you can adopt this year:
Take Time Off
When you start your own business, you typically spend the first couple of years throwing everything you have into your startup. Even after things settle down, it can still feel as though there could be ten of you and there would still be work to be done!
That’s why many business owners often feel guilty for taking some time off. This year, make a resolution to take more time off and NOT feel guilty about it. The truth is that you may actually be hurting your business by not taking a vacation. Everyone needs a break once in a while—even the boss!
Update Your Office Space
This is the year that you finally upgrade to a new office—one that reflects the professionalism of your business and impresses clients. In 2017, working out of a coffee shop isn’t going to cut it.
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Learn One New Skill to Improve Your Business
Make it your goal this year to learn a new skill that will ultimately benefit your business. For instance, take the time to learn about search engine optimization (SEO) and how it can increase your online visibility. Or you could learn some money management skills so you can make better decisions regarding your budget.
Work Smarter, Not Harder
It can be extremely frustrating to work so hard and see such little payoff as a result. Fortunately, we live in an age where new tools and technologies are constantly coming out. In 2017, it’s time to take a good look at the tools that can potentially help you work smarter this year.
For example, automated marketing used to be too expensive for the average business owner, but now there are many platforms that offer price ranges for businesses of all sizes. Now, business owners can stop performing many of the repetitive marketing tasks and focus on more important matters.
Business Resolutions For 2017
Hopefully, this post gave you some ideas for making some New Year’s resolutions for your business. We know that goal setting isn’t new to business owners, but using the New Year to make a new and exciting goal may be exactly what you need to start the year off right!