New Year, new life they say. The end of the year has rolled around quicker than anyone could have expected. Promises to hit the gym, save more money or show more generosity come with the New Year’s Eve territory. For entrepreneurs and business people, this season also presents a fresh opportunity to generate resolutions for their ventures – and for themselves as business owners.
You may have had the most successful year in business, but there are sure to be things you know you can do different or would like to give a go. Start 2019 off on the right foot by considering these business resolutions.
Whether it’s internal working relationships or business relationships, they should be at the top of your business resolutions list. For your company to be successful, you need to make sure everyone works as a team, and that your clients and customers feel valued as well. With regard to working relationships, you may like to try team building activities to forge closer bonds and improve communication.
There are even things you can do to make sure any business meetings go off without a hitch. Relationships should form a significant part of your business resolutions for 2019.
It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, anyone can learn something new. Any industry can benefit from advanced education. Consider adding education to your list of business resolutions for 2019. You may like to learn something new to enhance your own skill set, or you may even like to provide learning opportunities for your staff.
There are many online courses that you or your team can take for free. Education in any form can always benefit your business in more ways than one.
Think back to your year in business past. What did you give back to your community? Sure, you provided jobs for a significant number of people, but did you go the extra mile and earn your place in your community? If not, then vow to add charitable contributions to your list of business resolutions for 2019. Take a day off once per year so your staff can donate their time to the less fortunate, or contribute funds to programs for those in need. There are so many things you can do as a company to help others.
At Corporate Stays, for example, we have One Percent For A Roof. Corporate Stays reinvests 1% of all marketplace partner sales towards housing projects in impoverished areas. Allowing anyone, no matter where they are in the world, the basic fundamentals of decent living space.
Healthy workers are happy workers, so how is your team’s health? Are they benefiting from a prosperous work-life balance? Are you offering perks and incentives to keep them productive and thriving? The key to maintaining productivity and low staff turnover is by keeping your finger on the pulse of workplace health. Make it one of your new year business resolutions. Changes might include regular workplace assessments, remote working where possible, and access to healthcare in-house.
Every year, significant advancements are made in the way of technology. How ahead of the curve is your business? If you’re still using archaic technology that’s impinging on your team’s ability to increase productivity, then vow to make a change. Hire a consultant to assess what technology could drive your business forward, and talk to your team. Discover what adds stress to their day and how they think you could make it better for them. Sometimes, something as simple as a software update can add value to your business while increasing staff happiness.
2019 is definitely here. Have you thought of how can you grow your business and help it to thrive? Or how can you help your team to help you? There’s no time like the present to assess every aspect of your company and set some business resolutions for the new year.