We all make resolutions around this time of year, and New Year’s Day is less than two weeks away.
Mine is the same it was a year ago: Be healthier. I managed to do that pretty well in 2011 up until Thanksgiving, when I went into a turkey-related tailspin I haven’t come out of. Alas.
But if it’s tough to keep our resolutions throughout the year, it’s not a reason not to make them. When it comes to goals for your small business, making a New Year’s resolution is always a great idea.
Why? It’s the simple matter of having something down on paper, something you and your fellow employees can hold yourselves to. It doesn’t have to be something outlandish—you don’t have to move to Silicon Valley and design the first break-dancing robot, for example—but make it a little ambitious and attainable at once.
Here’s a few quick, general suggestions for businesses:
- Improving your marketing
- Increasing sales by 10% over the year before
- Bringing in two major new clients
- Offering at least one new product or service
- Making every customer experience one they’ll tell their grandkids about
What’s your resolution? Post ‘em in the comments.
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