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Are You Ready to Tackle 2015?

As 2014 quickly comes to a close, it is time to look forward to the new year. However, before you can tackle 2015, you need to finish up your business tasks for the end of the year. Now is the time to take stock of what needs to be done to put this year behind you and move on to preparing for a productive 2015.

Finishing Up 2014

The best way to focus on the future is to clear out the leftover “to-do’s” from the past. What still needs to be done to finish out the year? Here are a few things to get done before the ball drops on the 31st:

  • Digital file storage. Make sure all your files are converted to digital format that need to be saved from the year. This should include all tax documentation, employee records and customer information.
  • Tax consultation. Do not wait until the new year to talk to your tax consultant. December is the time to look at your tax year while you still have an opportunity to reduce your liability. If it has been a good revenue year, you may want to make extra purchases or charitable contributions to help lower your fourth quarter taxes.
  • Compile marketing data. How did your marketing efforts perform this year? Before making a marketing plan for 2015, take the time to look at the return on your investment in current marketing strategies.
  • Review your sales, website and other data. A review of your business is needed to ensure that 2015 is an even better year. Look at your analytical data from website traffic, revenue performance and sales.

Closing out the year can take more time than you have, especially during this busy season. This is the perfect opportunity to enlist the help of your Virtual Assistant. They can scan, upload and organize your files into digital format, help compile and analyze your data and offer suggestions on how to improve performance in the coming year. Once you finish up 2014, they can also help you:

  • Create your 2015 marketing plan
  • Start updating your website content and social media profiles for 2015
  • Compile your tax and employee information for tax season

With the help of your VA, you can be ready to tackle the new year with a clean plate. Talk to your VA today about what they can do to put a cork in 2014 before ringing in 2015.

photo credit: torres21

Posted on December 17th, 2014 by Rachel Braam, Office Manager

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