Happy New Year?

By Amanda Bala

Does the upcoming year fill you with anticipation of productivity and motivate you to achieve your best business year yet?  Or does it fill you with an overwhelming sense of dread and worry about how you will accomplish all that you desire for your company?  Hopefully, it is the first, but if not, then this is the article for you.  We aim to help you with a few simple ideas that can help you to a better, brighter 2012!

As with any new beginning, one of the most important things you can do is to set a list of goals for your company.  Make sure that the goals are attainable, yet challenging.  You do not want to set impossible goals that you have no way of obtaining.  However, you do not want the goals to be so easy that you will achieve them all by February.  These should be long term ideas that will keep your actively working to achieve them throughout the year.

During this upcoming year be sure to reach out to your existing clients.  Show them how special and important they are.  Maybe try and create an exclusive offer just for them.  Remember that they are the reason why your company is where it is.  If not for their business, you would not have yours.

Figure out your best time of day.  Every person has a time when they are focused and not as easily distracted.  This is the time when you will be the most productive.  Try and use this time to your advantage.  Work these hours, if you can, and it will save you time.  You will find yourself getting more accomplished and wasting less time.  As we all know, time equals money.

Try to avoid continuously checking your email and voicemail throughout the day.  On a normal day, it is more time effective to pick a couple of times to check your email and voicemail and reply to all of the messages at one time.  Again, your time is valuable.  Do not waste it.

One of the toughest things about having your own business is knowing when enough is enough. Do not spread yourself too thin.  Say no if you are too busy.  Though the better alternative is too seek out help.  Hire someone to assist you with smaller tasks or areas that you may not be an expert in.  If you’re spread to thin your work and business will suffer.

The New Year should hold the hope and promise of a great year for your company.  Manage your time, set your goals, and work to achieve them and you will have your best year yet!  Happy New Year from Delicious Marketing!

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