The new year is always a perfect time to take a step back, look at what we want to change, and start anew. New year’s resolutions can be a great opportunity for personal growth and transformation, so why not implement positive change for your business? Our social landscape is constantly evolving as each year flies by and your business benefits greatly by keeping up with it. These 5 tips are some of the best ways to give your business a fresh face as we start the new year.
1. ADD A NEW ELEMENT
Adding a new element to your business can mean anything as large as adding a new service to your menu to something as small as making a social media page. Not only will this expand your business, but it will help you grow as a businessperson. Additionally, this step forward in your business can bring much excitement to your clients and following. And, it might even attract new customers!
Nowadays, businesses have inherently become multi-faceted. It’s no longer just about about keeping your business tidy and maybe putting an advertisement out once a month. It is now encompassing not only the business itself, but multiple social media platforms, digital and print advertising, calls, texts, extensive email lists, and much more. It’s a lot. But strategizing can help you keep all of these things at bay. Effective strategizing will take a look at desired audience, reach, business qualities and much more. For instance, think about who you would like to reach and the most effective methods of engaging that audience. Creating a streamlined plan for what you want out of your business will give you a much clearer idea about what the multiple parts of your business should look like.
3. REACH OUT MORE
In a world that is connected with the touch of a button, a constant stream of communication is more important than ever. Your clientele follows you for a reason— because they genuinely like you and your business model. So why not update them on the things that happen in your day-to-day work or an inside look into your business? Something as small as a status update or picture can truly go a long way in today’s social media age. If you have many exciting things coming up for your business, maybe write a newsletter letting others know what your business is up to. Reaching out more not only makes your followers more excited, but it will keep your business in their minds the next time they see something from you.
4. SET GOALS
Where do you want your business to be within the next month? The next quarter? Or by the time we ring in the next year? Continually setting goals is a vital element to any business, not just in its beginning phases. It’s tremendously beneficial to sit down every so often and evaluate where you are and where you want to go from that point.
5. PLAN, PLAN, PLAN
Once you have these goals on a piece of paper, plan. Those goals won’t become a reality if you don’t have a game plan implemented. Create a task list of what you want to have accomplished and set a date you want it completed by to hold yourself accountable.
Hopefully these tips help you create a successful business plan for 2019! Let us know in the comments below what you are doing for your business in the new year.