It is that time of year again…..time to reflect on a years past successes and failures and then embrace the opportunity to do things even better in 2015. A private business lives or dies on the conviction and focus of its owner, as well as an ability to adapt to change and a passion to succeed. Here are 6 things every business owner needs to accomplish in the New Year to ensure the growth, stability, and vitality of their business.
- Forget the New Year’s resolutions
Remember what Yoda tells Luke Skywalker: “Do or do not. There is no try.”
- Divide your time equally
Devote it to three elements: selling, delivering and developing the business. If it’s not in balance, you’ll never get ahead, survive or profit.
- Always refine and utilize your best strengths
Outsource everything else.
- Know yourself
As an owner, you are also president and chief rainmaker. Make sure that you are succeeding in all three roles. You must maintain objectivity to keep the business moving forward. That means managing yourself — setting specific and measurable goals and tracking your progress.
- Confront your business apprehension
If you don’t believe in your plan or your business, how can your employees, customers or vendors? Strive to eliminate these distractions by accepting the truth, making the hard decisions and rekindling your passions.
- Surround yourself with successful role models
Remember the old saying, “You are the company you keep”? Find positive, productive peers in your personal life and professional life and let their energy and optimism be a source of encouragement in your day.
My Annapolis Office would like to wish you a happy New Year, and encourage you to use the January 1st date to refocus on your business and allow us to partner with you to make even greater things happen in the upcoming New Year. My Annapolis Office offers fully furnished office space, live phone answering service, virtual office packages, meeting rooms, high speed connectivity, and many other first-class amenities at a price any business can afford. A partnership with My Annapolis Office means you are instantly surrounded by successful role models and given back time to reinvest in yourself and your business.
To learn more, contact us at (410) 656-1600 or visit us on the web at myannapolisoffice.com.
Source: South Florida Business Journal