As another year comes to a close and the business calendar looks to start over, this is a great time to set new goals for your business to be better than ever. Here are 5 New Year’s resolutions that you can make to help increase your business for the coming year.
1) Start Planning Weekly
If you want a healthy, growing business, planning is essential. Business planning lets you take stock of what worked and what didn’t work, and helps you set new directions or adjust old goals. So why do it just once a year or once a quarter? Set aside time each week to review, adjust, and look forward – or even better, make business planning a part of each day. Not only will this help you avoid costly mistakes and stay on track, but you’ll feel more focused and relaxed.
2) Network with New Groups
There’s nothing like talking to other business people for sparking new ideas, refining old ones, and making contacts. Whether it’s a group specifically designed for networking or an organization dedicated to a particular type of business, in person or over the internet, making the effort to be a part of a group will revitalize you and your business.
3) Commit to Learning New Things
Another important part of creating a healthy work-life balance and increasing success in your business is learning something new. Taking the time to learn a new skill will add a new dimension of interest to your life as well as your business. You will also have to choose a trainer, business consultant, or business coach, which means you may meet new and interesting people, who may become customers, colleagues, or friends. So make the commitment to invest in learning new things this year.
4) Community Involvement Ventures
Be sure to set aside time this year to give back to your community and perform some community outreach. Community involvement has a lot of great benefits, including helping to make your community a better place, helping those in need, and getting your name out there and growing goodwill for your business. Show your customers that you care about them and your community this year, and get involved in 2017.
5) Increase Workplace Efficiency & Reduce Waste
One more great resolution you can have for the new year is to save money for your business by increasing efficiency and trimming wasted time, and Varsity Facility Services can help you do just that! With our R3 model, we have specifically designed an approach that ensures Reliability, Responsiveness, and Reduction. This is all achieved by: reducing service variation through standardization, measurement, and improvement; having a reliable, team approach to receive, track and follow up on your concerns or requests; and using our proven Lean Sigma approach to find meaningful reductions in your business and increase efficiency. Start off your New Year right and make the resolution to increase efficiency and reduce wasted efforts in your workplace by contacting a Varsity Facility Services location near you and speak to one of our facility services experts.