Posted by Kim Coleman on December 30th, 2017
With the New Year, now is the perfect time to reflect on how to grow your business in 2018. We know how difficult it can be to find the time to think about business development with the day to day hustle and bustle of managing clients, long-term goals, and of course ringing phones or the overflow of emails. Strive to minimize stress this year with this nifty New Year’s Resolution Checklist!
1. Plan to Learn, Get Inspired, & Be Influential
As best-selling author, columnist for Oprah & Psychology Today & award winning designer, Karen Salmansohn once said, “The best things in life are often waiting for you at the exit ramp of your comfort zone.” Make 2018 a year of personal and professional growth!
2. Give Back
Get a leg up on the competition with professional development opportunities and continuing education. Professional development opportunities are not only an investment in your employees, but are also an investment in your organization's overall success. Not yet convinced that you should invest in training courses for your staff? Check out the Chamber’s blog on 4 Benefits of Professional Development Training.
3. Maintain a healthy work-life balance
Tiny amounts of stress are good for our health. It provides energy while keeping us aware of everything going on in our lives. Although stress is a daily occurrence for everyone, it’s important to keep it in check. When left alone stress can lead to or increase a number of health problems; everything from heart disease, to acne, to obesity, to depression, and anxiety. This resolution is for you. Your work and your personal life are completely dependent on each other so make sure you maintain a healthy balance between the two! Need a little reassurance? The Chamber gals have developed a list of ways to De-Stress the Natural Way!
4. Organize & Strategize
Along with your maintenance of a healthy work-life balance, try to schedule time every week for business planning. Develop a plan to manage your time, set realistic goals and review your successes and your potential opportunities while making adjustments for the future. Keep the big picture in mind, but make note that it’s all in the details. Time is money so work smarter, not harder.
5. Expand Your Reach & Provide Value to Your Audience.
Do More with Social Media! Social Media is a glorious tool in today’s society. At the push of a button, companies and individuals have the ability to share announcements, photos, and daily updates! The Chamber has compiled a list of 5 Hidden Facebook Hacks & Features for Every Business in order to assist you in this resolution! Not quite convinced? Try Hootsuite! Hootsuite allows you to manage multiple social networks, connect with customers, and grow your brand on social media without losing a huge chunk of your day to the interwebs.
2018 is here and it’s time to organize your New Year's resolutions! With that being said, what promises are you going to hold yourself, your staff, and your company to? From something simple like daily gestures of kindness to something more involved like revamping your company’s processes, setting goals is a great way to effect change in yourself and others around you. Want to know what the Chamber’s Resolutions are? Check them out here!