With 2019 approaching quickly, it is time to think about what your business goals are for the New Year.

Remember the saying ‘new year, new you’? Well, that can apply to your business as well.

It goes without saying that you want to keep your employees happy and productive and that, most importantly, you want your business to grow and to be profitable. So here are our top tips for refreshing your business goals:

  1. Revisit Old Processes & Policies

Evaluate operational needs and make the necessary changes to ensure growth, compliance, and a positive workplace culture.

  1. Improve Company Culture

Establish the core values of the company and make sure that these are passed down to all the employees.

  1. Appreciate Your Employees

Show your employees that you appreciate them by giving positive feedback when appropriate. Personal recognition can be motivational, even more so than a pay rise. Get to know your employees, and acknowledge personal events in their lives, such as birthdays or anniversaries.

  1. Organise Your Finances

If you are a small business, organise your finances, track and record income and make sure you also track and audit expenses.

  1. Stick to a Schedule

Time management skills are invaluable if you are running a business.  Prioritise tasks and keep lists.

  1. Expand Your Market

Prepare a business plan that will help you to expand your market. Set reasonable objectives as to how you plan to achieve your marketing goals.

  1. Improve Your Online Presence

Evaluate your current online marketing efforts including how you rank in popular search engines, a practice commonly referred to as search engine optimization (SEO); how you’re leveraging your social media accounts; and how you create and use content.

  1. Networking

Networking within your specialist field or niche will reap benefits resulting in increased business and personal growth.  Make sure that you meet others in your industry as well as connecting with service providers.

The New Year can often be the right time to refresh and regain motivation. Set goals that will take your business to the next level.

Contact BC Training to find out what we can do for you. We have a range of business training courses that will set your business on the path to success.