The new year is only a couple of days away, and that means that many of us are busy trying to think of some new year’s resolutions that we actually have a chance of sticking to! Instead of making some personal resolutions for 2017, why not think about some ones that you can use in your professional life? Many entrepreneurs like to think of new year’s resolutions that can be utilized in their company. There are lots of good ones that you could come up with which will help your business thrive, but here are some of our favorites.
Do you always end up taking on too much work? This is a problem that many entrepreneurs face. As they are so committed and dedicated to their business that they feel that they are the best person to take care of most of the tasks that need doing. However, this won’t be doing you or your business any good. It will leave you with very little time to do everything, so you may find that you don’t carry out the tasks to the best of your abilities. Not only that, though, but you won’t have enough time to do all the important jobs that business owners are meant to do. So, rather than taking on everything, you should aim to delegate more to your employees throughout 2017. You will be amazed at just how much spare time you can enjoy once you start delegating!
Take Better Care Of Sensitive Documents
How is your company’s records management at the minute? If it isn’t looking too good right now, you need to sort that out early on in 2017. Having a good records management system in place can help to secure a lot of your business’s sensitive data and documents. There are many firms out there who can store all of your digital documents and data on a cloud system for you. This is much more favorable than saving them only on your company’s computer network. That’s because you will have them backed up, and any breaches to your computer’s network won’t risk the loss of sensitive information.
Use Social Media Regularly And Constantly
It is now very important that every company, no matter what field or industry they are in, has profiles on social media. At the very least, you need a Facebook and Twitter profile. But just having these profiles isn’t enough. You need to be utilizing them as effectively as you can. And the best way to do that is to make sure that you are continually posting to them as constantly as you can. So if you currently only tweet or post a Facebook update once a week right now, look at increasing that to once a day in 2017. Constant posts are the best way to increase the number of people who follow you online. And all these extra followers might even translate to an increase in sales!
Join A New Networking Group
Networking is the key that will help any business thrive. If you ever want your company to grow and develop, you will need to continually be on the lookout for people who can help you to take it further. This includes potential new investors and employees. If you already network, you can still have a new year’s resolution that involves it. One of the best ways to up your networking game is to join a new group or regular event. By branching out and looking for more places to network, you will be increasing the number of new people you can meet and swap contact details with!
Give Something Back To The Community
Not all of your business resolutions have to be focused on profit and growth. It might be nice for you to give something back to the local community as well. For instance, why not host a charity fundraising event for charities that work in local neighborhoods. It’s a good idea to work closely with your community, as it will also raise awareness of your business. It doesn’t just have to be charity stuff. You could also offer internships and work experience to local kids, or become a mentor at business events or training courses that are held in your local area.
As you can see, there are many options you have when it comes to thinking of your business new year’s resolution for 2017! You will find that sticking to them brings so many benefits and opportunities to your professional life!