Boost Your Business in 2016
While many business owners are still busy trying to get 2015 wrapped up, it is just as important that you take the time to focus on what 2016 will hold. Here are five ideas to consider when planning the next mountain your business will climb in 2016.
Set 5 top goals for 2016
Make a list of five clear, specific and tangible goals to be achieved in 2016. Detail how you can achieve those goals, writing down as many steps as possible so you have a clear roadmap for what needs to be done in 2016 for your five biggest goals to become a reality.
Evaluate your systems
Evaluate the systems that you have – and the roles that your team play in implementing these systems and focus particularly on searching for areas that can be streamlined to save you time. There may be components of your systems that are no longer necessary, or should be adapted to enable your team to work more efficiently.
Delegate some daily responsibilities
Look at the list of daily responsibilities you currently have and start delegating some of these tasks to other team members, so that you can work on bigger, more important, higher priority tasks. Delegate one or two little tasks, see how that goes, then move to bigger tasks.
Start automating parts of your business
A new year is a good time to start an improved approach to your business model. Start automating some of the menial day-to-day parts of your business with new apps and new technology. There are countless programs and apps available for automating your project management systems, accounting and even marketing and social media, leaving you more time to focus on the big picture and grow your company.
Look for new ways to wow your customers in 2016
Sit down with your team and consider different ways that you can thrill, surprise and delight your customers this year. Business owners often get so caught up in the day-to-day demands of running their business that they do not take the time to sit down and really think about what they can do to impress their customers in the coming year.
This is a brand new year, which means that you are starting with a new slate for 2016. Stay focused, stay on task and take advantage of this opportunity to make exciting new things happen in 2016.
Have you defined your business goals for 2016?
Adapted from an article by Ben Simkin, entrepreneur.com