So how are you doing with New Year’s resolutions for your business? Even if your personal resolutions are already by the wayside, you should develop and stick with a few simple organization tips for your business. Resolutions build clear, measurable objectives and goals into your business plan for 2020 and help you get on – and stay on – track – this year. When you make resolutions a part of your business operations and work on them with your staff, you’re much more likely to attain them. Even one person shops should write down (not typing into a computer, mind you) their goals and tell your partner, your parakeet or the office kitty cat.
As you might expect, most work-related resolutions focus on getting better organized – a sore point for businesses of any size. Remember that time you had to find that hard copy of that letter or your meeting notes? It happens to me more frequently than I care to admit: the receipt for the one item that cannot be returned without it, disappears forever. And I swear I just had it in my wallet. If you can set up a simple asset tracking and management system, and stick to it, you will save yourself huge headaches this year and every year.
So where do you start to write up a couple New Year’s resolutions for your business before? Here are a few suggestions. Start with a couple and get started with those. Let them jumpstart your year, give you a sense of direction and accomplishment. You can always add additional points each quarter.
Declutter Your Desk
Check Your Assets
Plan Now for Year End
While reflecting on your business should happen more than once a year, it is especially important now as we all take a collective breath and tackle a new year and a new decade. Make the coming year the very best it can be for your business!