Whether you’re a one-person show or 100-person company, business improvement should be a significant component of your routine. You are either on the onward route or a downward spiral. There’s no settling down or staying mediocre. Here are 7 tips to help you improve your business today and in the days to come.
1. Schedule time to look at the big picture
This is the most important, yet probably the least utilized strategy in small business and business units. Most of the time leaders put off fires instead of being strategic about their time and efforts. It’s easy to get stuck in day-to-day routines and operation and miss the opportunities.
If you find that you’re too busy to dream about what’s possible, be more intentional and schedule time to dream about your business, be creative and discuss future without worrying about what was or what is. Knowing what you’re building and where you’re heading are key components of success. Anyone can afford at least 3-4 days a year to do so! Put those days in your calendar and make them non-negotiable.
2. Set goals
What do you want to see happen in your business? Unless you set goals, things will remain pure wishes. Click here to access a super simple goal setting formula to help you get started. It’s oldie, but goodie!
3. Improve your sales skills
We all sell something and improving your sales skills will significantly improve not only your business, but also your confidence. Becoming a better sales person will help you close better deals, improve negotiating and communication skills, and ultimately it will help you improve your bottom line. Click here to access quick tips to increase your profits.
4. Hire people
We all have 24 hours in a day. And unless you are a robot, you need time to eat, sleep and have fun too. Adding more people to your team exponentially increases your business potential. Of course, you need to hire well, but don’t worry – we can help!
5. Establish routines & processes
We call them standard operating procedures (SOP). If you haven’t started to write yours, it might be a good time to get started. Knowing how things are supposed to be done has multiple benefits, from improved workflow and team efficiency to faster on-boarding and less rework.
6. Use calendar to schedule the work
That opportunity you missed dues to the appointment you forgot about or meeting you came late for could have easily been saved if you had a good schedule in place. I have a good news for you today. Time management is actually much easier than you think. Click here to access a super simple resource to help you get organized once and for all.
7. Take a break
When you feel exhausted, tired, irritated, or you have zero creativity available, it might be a sign of overwhelm. Taking a short break can be the best solution. Recharging your “batteries” might not give you super powers, but it will significantly improve your attention and productivity.
Which of the above strategies can you use right away to set your business for a more successful year ahead? And what should become a regular part of your life in the upcoming days? Let me know in the comments below.
To your success,