We are 2 weeks into 2015 and the energy is positive, enthusiasm is high and resolutions are still being stuck to … mostly anyway! 2015 is set to be a huge year for business growth and the economy overall so let me ask you this;
What are you doing to make your business stand out?
Figures show that there are hot spots across the UK for start-ups but overall, the figures show that start-ups are on the up. With a new breed of business snapping at our heels, it is more important than ever that you think creatively about how you can get your business in front of the right people. Moreover, how the right people can choose you.
So how do you do this?
Have a look at how your business performed in 2014 – pull all the figures apart and work out where your best markets are in terms of profits, lead times, resource requirement. Equally, look at your best achievements and review your products and services.
2. SMART Goals
Now you know your starting point, you need to look at what you are aiming to achieve. This allows the task to be broken down into a series of tasks to achieve the goals. The most important things to remember with goal setting is as follows:
- Make them SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic & Timely)
- Write them down
- Review them regularly
3. Pull your plan together
Your plan not only keeps you on track but helps you to communicate the vision and strategy to anyone else who will be helping you achieve it. This allows you to break down tasks into month by month elements that make the overall goals a lot easier to achieve.
4. Take action
Most people stop at the third step. Make it your mission to take action and put tools in place to help the momentum and action continue. Regular reviews and accountability checks will help to ensure this happens. Remember that it is action that makes the difference between those who dream and those who achieve. Be an achiever!
Make the most of 2015 – the sooner you take control and action, the better your results become. We have even created a guide for you to complete and work through – grab your copy now by signing up right here:
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