As we head into a new decade, what does your vision for your business and personal growth look like? Sonya and I are already busy discussing and working on our plans for Top Team Transcripts and TranscribeRight for the year.
Time is something that all small business owners and entrepreneurs never have enough of. However, taking some of that precious resource and spending it thinking about what you want for your business, as well as personally in the coming year, is time well spent.
We have spoken before about your “North star.” Having strong foundations of what you want your business to achieve, and why, and what you want from it for yourself, are vital if you wish to succeed. Block out some time every few months to check that you are on track to achieve your goals. Set smart goals, ones that are measurable, so you can track your progress. Always have longer term goals in mind as well as short terms ones. Where do you want to be in five years, ten years?
It is so easy to get bogged down in the daily running of your business. It is vital to take time to work “on” your business rather than just working “in” it if you want to grow. Are there things that you can outsource? Are you spending time doing things that it would be better getting someone else to do, which will free you up to concentrate on other things?
Chambers of Commerce often have a list of workshops that they plan to run for the year. It’s always worth checking these out, they are often good value for money and great networking opportunities with other small businesses. Local Councils also usually have seminars and workshops that are worth checking regularly, and the internet has many resources for setting goals.
So, what do you want the ‘20s to bring you? Where do you want to be by 2030? Dream big, dare to imagine the impossible, then go get it, step, by step, by step…goal-setting and planning is key.