As 2012 draws to a close, we’ve been thinking about businesses and what they are hoping and planning for in 2013. If you had the chance to look at our article in Commercial Factor, you know we are optimistic about the New Year and Far West Capital is energized about helping entrepreneurs get what they deserve. Here are five goals we challenge you to accomplish in 2013.
1. Try something new
Change can be scary but it is necessary for growth. Think and act outside the box in 2013. Take a risk, try new techniques and leap at opportunities to grow your business and improve your company culture. This can include more benefits for your employees, shifts in business processes, exploring advertising or offering different incentives/services for customers.
What can you gain by giving others the opportunity to excel at tasks they can accomplish? As an entrepreneur, you wear many hats, but as your company grows, time and brainpower become more limited. Hire employees who can get the job done and then step back and let them do it!
3. Stay motivated
How do you stay motivated? Staying motivated can be a challenge, but when you know what motivates your drive and creativity, you will be unstoppable. Some ideas include: scheduling breaks and vacations, creating a vision board and placing it in a prominent place, and making time to work out. Motivational lulls will happen and knowing how to react when it does can help you succeed.
4. Be early
When you stick to a schedule and accomplish things early, it lessens your stress and puts you ahead of the game. Being early to appointments gives you time to think about your intent for the meeting. Being early on deadlines gives you extra time to review your work and lessens stress.
5. Engage with your customers
No matter what industry you work in, your company should be focused on customer service. How your customers are treated, and how they feel because of how they are treated speaks volumes about a business relationship.
What are your business goals in 2013?