With the start of a new year comes a lot of resolutions. Most of the time, these are personal resolutions. However, you can also set resolutions for your business, which will help your business to grow more successfully.
So, as 2022 draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on your business and plan how you want it to develop in the year ahead. How has it performed? What worked well? What didn’t work well? And what can you do to make 2023 a success?
In this blog, you’ll find 10 resolutions geared toward tackling challenges you might face professionally as well as steps you can take to sell more, become more efficient, and scale your businesses to new heights in 2023.
This is key to all businesses no matter their size. But many business owners don’t take planning seriously enough or only do it monthly or even quarterly. Making it a part of your weekly routine can help you plan much more effectively. Why not read our blog on your 2023 marketing strategy here?
Sometimes, as a business owner, you’ll try and take on everything yourself. You might be able to do this for a short time, but eventually you’ll find it increasingly difficult to manage every aspect of your business yourself. Delegating tasks to others can take the pressure off you and let you concentrate on the most important ones you need to be in charge of.
This should be a priority every year, of course. But it’s often something that’s at the bottom of the to-do list. So, change that in 2023 and move it to the top of your list. You can do this yourself, or find a local marketing agency or someone in your business to do it for you.
You can never network too much. Use the new year to look for a networking group to join, or for a new one to attend if this is something you already do. It’s also worth checking out what business organisations are available for you too, especially in your local area.
Learning a new skill or interest can help your business and also give you a better work-life balance. It doesn’t matter what that skill or interest is, and it doesn’t have to relate directly to your business. Another advantage is that you could meet potential business contacts and customers through learning your new skill.
As well as learning something new, it’s important to take some time out to just wind down. Doing this is vital for your physical and mental health, which need to be at your best, so you can run your business effectively. One idea could be to incorporate regular downtime into your calendar when doing your weekly planning.
You’re probably doing this already, but are you doing it realistically? Many business owners set unachievable goals or don’t look at the short-term as well as the long-term. Setting realistic goals is important as it can stop you feeling frustrated when you don’t hit unobtainable targets.
Consumers are more aware of corporate responsibility than ever before and like to buy from businesses who take this seriously. So, have a think about what you can do in or for your local community. One straightforward way is to donate to a charity or organisation close to your heart, but you can also think about mentoring, sitting on a committee, or volunteering somewhere.
Doing the same thing repeatedly, and expecting a different result isn’t just pointless, it can also cost you money. If you have things in your organisation that don’t work, whether it’s a marketing strategy, way of working, or even a supplier or customer relationship, 2023 could be the time to stop doing it. Find a better way of doing it that doesn’t waste your time or money.
You can use this final point to cover all the previous ones. Don’t just think about doing them, actually start doing them. You can also apply it to other areas of your business too. If you need to update or replace old equipment or hire new people, get on and do it.
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