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5 Things to Put on Your New Year’s Resolution List

The end of the year is always a time for reflection, both personally and professionally. Both what were you able to accomplish over the year and what areas do you want to improve on in the coming year are common thoughts that cross many people’s minds. When it comes to your business, there are always areas you can improve on or change. When making your New Year’s resolution list this year for your business, here are five things that you might want to add.

  1. Improve organization. Getting organized is almost always an area that can use improvement. Whether it is keeping your schedule organized or filing all your tax documents, organization can make your business more efficient.
  1. Be more efficient with your time. Almost everyone who runs a business has tasks that rob them of time that could be better spent growing their business. What is stealing your time? Is it reading and responding to emails or managing your social media? Find those tasks that are using up your time and let your Virtual Assistant handle some of these chores for you.
  1. Add one way to gain new customers. Do what you have always done and you will get what you have always got. Make it a resolution to find one new way to bring in new customers that you have not yet tried for your business.
  1. Get better at delegating. One thing that many business owners have in common is that their plates are overflowing. They try to do too much themselves. Learning to give up control of every detail and delegate the lesser items to others is necessary to grow your business. Make a list of 5-10 areas of your business that can be handled by someone else, including your VA.
  1. Improve your digital presence. There is always something changing in the digital world. Make it a resolution to improve your digital presence, whether it is revamping your website or overhauling your social media. Let us at CVA make it easy with our Development and Design Services.

Starting a New Year is always full of possibilities. The best way to make the most of them is to have a plan for your success. Here at CVA, we hope you will let us be a part of that success in 2015! Happy New Year to everyone!

photo credit: vanhookc

Posted on December 26th, 2014 by Rachel Braam, Office Manager

1 Comment »

Ryan Biddulph says:

I am only posting on social sites like FB and G Plus if I tag like 15 people – whom I mentioned in my post – to leverage my presence smartly, and to cut my social media time usage/wasting lol.

I like twitter and use it well but will lean things out in 2015 on FB and G Plus.

That ties nicely into your efficiency tip above.

Agreed fully on the automating/delegating thing too. Hire someone or use tools to hand off tasks to people or bots who can better handle the tasks.

For me 2014 was a slow progression – than an acceleration at year’s end – of learning to let go some tasks, and then, to completely remove some tasks from my list.

I paid for tools to handle some duties and in other cases I stopped doing some marketing tasks that weren’t fruitful.

Year end assessments make or break our blogs and businesses.

Smart post!

Ryan
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Posted: December 31, 2014 @ 2:22 pm


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