Year-End Business Preparation: Setting Goals For The New Year

Year-End Business Preparation: Setting Goals For The New Year

November 30, 2016

The New Year is quickly approaching. We’re at the timeframe where companies begin to focus on year-end business prep and goal setting for the upcoming year.

This time period is crucial to your business and will make a difference on your bottom line, efficiency and even your employee’s morale. As you prepare for the end of year, be sure to consider the following to ensure greater success in the months ahead.

Take time to reflect

Meet with others in your company and reflect on what worked and didn’t work over the past year. Discuss how you can improve the areas that need a few tweaks. Brainstorm ideas together and reflect on the last year’s data before you jump into setting new goals. Further, drop whatever is not working and move on. Don’t try and force what’s not working to work.

Set realistic goals

Goal setting is a helpful habit if they are realistic. You must be able to set a timeframe and then measure the goal. A plan that has clearly defined action steps will be more effective. Your goals should be manageable and understood by yourself and others within your company. If the goals aren’t realistic, they will fall by the wayside, and they most likely won’t be achieved so keep it simple at first by getting things like Custom Pens to promote your business and then expand from there.

Business promotion plan

Marketing your business should be ongoing. You can find so many resources online for business promotion, such as online designs to help promote your business like flyer templates or poster makers. You want to consistently promote your business and not let that goal fall to the bottom of your to-do list. Set a goal to create a business promotion plan and make it a priority. As the saying goes, “We never plan to fail, but we often fail to plan.” Don’t let that happen with your business promotion plans. You could think about getting some custom posters designed and printed as a way of getting more attention directed at your business. Another piece of valuable promotional material would be the postcard, which is ideal for mailing campaigns, handouts, coupons, and reminders; more on this can be found here –

Education is key

Business professionals often forget to keep learning. Educational opportunities for both yourself and your team are vital to growing your business. There are endless webinars and free online courses to take so there is no excuse not to embrace learning a little something new next year.

We’ve never fully “arrived” because there is always some area where we can grow. Be sure you take advantage of training opportunities within your industry, and you’ll most likely see growth follow in the New Year.

Goal setting is essential as we approach the New Year. Be sure to embrace this time and come up with a strategy that will enable your business to flourish in the not too distant future.

~ Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. Copyright protected. All rights reserved

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