Small business owners are more than likely feeling some sort of way right now. It’s that time of year when you’re looking back on how your year went, and you’re setting goals for yourself to hit in the New Year.
In this blog post, we’ll give you a few examples of some popular phrases that may help you achieve your goals.
So here are our ten small business new year’s resolutions proven to help you grow your business!
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
You have a good thing going for you, don’t mess it up. Do not let your emotions get in the way of doing something that could cost you your business. If you’re already making sales and marketing yourself is working, why would you change it?
But you can use other people’s emotions to generate conversions. Read our recent blog post to learn more about emotional marketing.
Of course, there are probably some things you could do better, and those are the things to work on.
“The customer is always right.”
No, you’re not going to please everybody, but you should certainly try. You may even find that they aren’t always right, but by the end of the day, you’re going to keep up a good face and do whatever it takes to make them happy.
Remember, your customers are the lifeblood of your business. Treat them well, and they’ll treat you well, too.
“Time Is Money”
Time is important, and we know it. But when you’re running a business, how do you find the time to do everything? If you want your business to be successful in the New Year, maybe it’s time for you to start delegating some of these tasks so that you can focus on your business’s day-to-day operations.
As a company leader, each minute spent performing tasks that others could accomplish is costing you.
How can you get the most out of your limited daily schedule? You might be hesitant to give up specific responsibilities, but you’ll be grateful when you have more time to focus on what matters most for the agency’s future success.
“You Get What You Pay For”
Depending on the size of your company, you might be tempted to save a few bucks here or there by hiring the cheapest help. This New Year’s resolution is going to cost you!
You get what you pay for. If you’re trying to build a brand and it looks like it came out of Google Images, that may not be the best route. Instead, why not invest in the higher quality service?
You’ll get better results in the end.
When deciding how to spend money, it’s essential to consider time, quality, and training. Short-term savings can turn out to be a false economy if the business ends up suffering.
“Quality Over Quantity”
In business, it’s better to do a few things extremely well than a lot of things poorly.
You want to be known for your excellent service and the wonderful products you provide.
To succeed in 2022, we recommend focusing on quality rather than quantity in key areas such as products and services and customer relationships.
Don’t skimp on your website, please! Read our recent article to learn why a DIY website can end up costing you money in the long run.
For example, do you really need to send out weekly newsletters when your open rates are low?
Remember that quality is better than quantity!
“A Penny Saved Is a Penny Earned”
A penny saved is a penny earned. There’s no time like the present to start saving up for your business goals.
Examine ways to save money within the company. If you’re worried about saving money, just look at what needs to be done and think of ways to do it more efficiently.
A little research may go a long way in helping you find possible cost-saving solutions.
Make sure that you get the best return on investment.
Periodically audit the services you are paying in light of the value provided.
If you’re paying a digital marketing agency, are they bringing you the right clients at the right price?
Ask them to show you hard numbers proving that your investment is working for you.
If your marketing efforts are falling short of your goals, it may be time to set new goals or find a new marketing company.
“People Before Profit”
It’s easy to get caught up in the numbers game. If you’re trying to make sales, it’s essential to be focused on your top priority – people.
There is nothing more valuable than having satisfied customers.
The customer experience will keep your clients coming back for more. If you’re not focused on the customer and building the right relationships, you won’t be in business very long.
“Manage Your Time or It Will Manage You”
You can’t manage what you don’t measure. This New Year’s resolution is going to improve your business overall.
If you want to get organized and stay productive, you need to start measuring the time spent on different activities to know where valuable company resources are being used. If you don’t pay attention to these details, it will be harder to manage your time and build your business.
Take a careful look at how you spend your day—and then take control!
“Make Your Passion Your Profession”
Don’t let your passion die. This New Year’s resolution is going to keep you in business!
With all the hard work that goes into running a small business, it’s easy for your passion to take a back seat. But if you allow things to get too busy, it will be challenging to run your business. Make sure you carve out time to pursue your passion!
You’re the best person to represent your company. If you’re not excited by what you do, it will be difficult for others to get excited either, so make sure that you keep your passion alive in the workplace.
Keep your work-life balance in check.
Here’s an awesome article by The Mayo Clinic with tips on how to do just that.
“Actions Speak Louder Than Words”
Your actions speak volumes about the value of your products and services.
This New Year’s resolution is going to increase your conversions.
But here’s where many businesses come up short.
Sure, you can offer a bunch of promises, but do you have the track record to back them up?
When you have nothing to show, your words are empty.
This year, make sure you can back up your claims!
“Think Before You Speak”
Whether you’re talking to employees or clients, taking a few moments to consider what you’re trying to get across is critical. In business, making the wrong statement might cost precious time through misinterpretation or even prevent a sale. Straightforward communication keeps everyone on the same page.
The same holds true for your social media strategy.
Before you post, take a moment to consider how your audience will receive the message. Ask yourself whether the information is valuable for them before hitting “enter.”
“Under-Promise and Over-Deliver”
In business, we frequently believe that the only thing that matters is the outcome. In reality, what we expect from results has more weight than what we get.
When a business outperforms expectations for clients or customers, it resonates much more strongly than if you had made enormous promises that are just unrealistic.
Make precise predictions and then blow them out of the water!
These ten small business New Year’s resolutions above should help you get started on the right foot.
Whether you’re looking for ways to grow your product sales, improve customer service or make sure that your employees are happy in their jobs – these resolutions will steer you in the right direction.
Which of these tips has helped you stay motivated and productive? Let us know how we can be of assistance!
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