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Get the Best out of Your Business in 2019.

December 12, 2018 by  
Filed under Money/Business, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comSurviving in business is becoming harder and harder every year. There are always new businesses and innovative ideas to compete with so it’s difficult to stay afloat, never mind boost your business. So, what do you need to make sure you get the best results from your business in 2019?

Take it a Month at a Time

It’s easy to make the mistake of setting one massive goal for the year. However, that’s one of the easiest ways to fail. Yes, you can envision where you want to be by the end of 2019, but it’s better to take it a step at a time. Set smaller targets for yourself by taking it a month at a time. If you don’t happen to meet your target for one particular month, you can just try again next month, without having jeopardized the end goal.

Eliminate Distractions

It’s so easy to become distracted when you haven’t got the energy to work, but if you want to meet your goals, those distractions have got to go. This is especially important for anyone running their own business because you are the only person you have to answer to. Eliminating distractions takes self-discipline but when you finally start seeing the results you’re looking for, it makes it all worthwhile.

Don’t Plan Alone

When you plan alone, you may fail to see the wood from the trees. Sometimes we all need a second opinion and that’s never truer than when it comes to running a business. Whether you plan with a colleague, a virtual assistant or your providers of managed IT services, it has to be someone who knows your business well. The better they know your business, the more aware they will be of reachable and achievable targets and how to get there.

Non-negotiables

There are always things a business owner is unwilling to do. Take a look back at the last year and make a list of things you dislike doing or felt brought nothing to the business. It’s easy to get talked into doing things if you’re persuaded it’s for the better of your business, but your non-negotiables will remind you of why you aren’t doing them. It may be that you won’t take on clients with high risk demands or clients that request small jobs that aren’t worth your time.

Your Finances

This is the part that most business owners dread – setting a financial goal. It’s always something to aim towards but a bit of a disappointment if it isn’t reached. Don’t set yourself a pie in the sky goal that will take years to achieve. Be realistic about what you and your business can do. The main point is to better last years takings and continually, albeit slowly, progress in making more money. Everyone has bills to pay, but businesses take time, blood and sweat to build, so don’t expect miracles.

Your business will always do better in the long run, if you’re willing to put the work in.

Staff Writer; Larry James


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