New Goals For A New Year: Success in 2017 Starts Now


You may not make resolutions at the start of the New Year, but whether you make a list of personal goals or not, the fact is, the start of a new year offers a great chance to do something new, whether that is implementing better eating habits or overhauling your strategy for your small business. Resolutions not only serve the purpose of adding accountability when trying to accomplish something new or force yourself to develop a new habit, but they allow you the opportunity to lay the foundation for a better, more successful year ahead. So, if you do not have a personal New Year resolution ready for 2017, you should certainly have a few for your small business. Here are some suggested goals to ponder:

  • Re-evaluate your mission statement (If you don’t know WHY you are doing it, then what is the point?)
  • Ask for feedback from previous customers (And really listen to what they have to say)
  • Retool your social media strategy (Customer engagement is critical)
  • Think about the tools you need for the new year (Everything from a new phone to better internet connection counts)
  • Buy a 2017 planner (And actually USE it)
  • Continue learning (This is how you get better)
  • Set boundaries in your business and personal life (Boundaries are not to hinder you, but to protect your sanity)

These suggested goals can be adjusted to suit your needs and overall objectives for your business. It doesn’t matter what’s on your list, as long as you have a strategy for getting better and doing more in the new year. Without a plan, you risk wasting the beautiful opportunity for a fresh start that comes every January 1st. As we approach the end of the calendar year, it’s time to prepare to run hard toward the opportunities just around the corner.

By Meagan Kerlin for Vertu Marketing LLC

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