Whip your Business into Shape
By Michelle Collins | December 31, 2002
It's the New Year. It's change. Not only should you look at your personal waistline after the holiday season; it's a great time to get your business in better shape as well. Here are seven steps that will help you invigorate your business.
- Brainstorm. As a business owner you probably hear or read a lot about how important it is to set goals for your business. Are you finding that busy work and small tasks are getting in the way of achieving these goals? Now is the time to examine your business. Look at where you are now compared to years past. How many of your previous goals have you achieved? Evaluate why some ideas have worked and others have failed, or taken longer to realize. Finally, look into the future. Where would you like the business to be and how can you get there? Brainstorm with a list of goals for the upcoming year, three years, or five years. Integrate these new goals with any plans that you have from years past. Quite often small businesses evolve ...