Paula Groves is Main Street Launch’s Senior Vice President – Business Consulting. She offers tips and advice to entrepreneurs to help them start and grow their small businesses. This tip is about how to use your New Year’s Resolution to support your business.
I love New Year’s Resolutions. The New Year allow us to reinvent, recreate, and take on new challenges. Ask yourself, what new project can I take on that might transform my business?; what old projects have you kept putting off that could make a difference? Maybe you don’t do these things because you feel like you don’t have the time or the money. Or maybe it is because you are afraid that you really don’t know what to do.
I recently chatted with an entrepreneur who felt she should be using QuickBooks instead of keeping her receipts in a shoe box. She explained, “I really have a better sense of control when I have the physical shoebox. But, if I am really honest, I’m afraid that I am not smart enough for QuickBooks.”
I said that if you feel your business could reach a whole new level if you converted to QuickBooks, why not make that your New Year’s Resolution? Then it becomes more of a game, something exciting and new. Don’t feel like you have to do it all by yourself, ask others how they did it and why. Watch free YouTube videos (type in “How to use QuickBooks for beginners”). You can also work with a business coach at the same time. Plan to spend 15 minutes each day researching and asking others about QuickBooks. Once you start having conversations and watching free videos the mystery will melt away and your fears right along with it.
For other inspiring business resolution ideas check out this list of the “Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Business Success”:
1) Learn how to delegate and do more of it.
2) Promote your business regularly and consistently.
3) Make business planning a weekly event.
4) Learn something new.
5) Join a new business organization or networking group.
6) Give something back to your community.
7) Put time for you on your calendar.
8) Set realistic goals.
9) Don’t make do; get a new one.
10) Drop what’s not working for you and move on.
Find more information at: https://www.thebalance.com/top-new-year-s-resolutions-for-business-success-2947126.
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