2017 is underway with a range of possibilities available to you and your business. If you’re looking to start a business or are planning for a more successful year, the Alamo EDC has six crucial tips that can help you start 2017 on the right foot.
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Network for New Friends
Find new ways to network your business through community service, networking groups, online forums and more. There’s nothing like getting to know other people and businesses with similar goals to get new ideas going. In turn, this will also raise your community profile, allow you to search for advice and build relationships that can be beneficial.
Utilize Social Media More
Social media can be intimidating. With constant updates and various platforms, social media cannot only garner visibility, it can also help your business earn credibility. The number one rule of social media is to maintain it. Although it can seem like a miniscule task, social media takes constant effort and updating. Whether you’re tackling it yourself or are outsourcing, 2017 can be the perfect opportunity to establish a social media presence for your business.
Have a Growth and Backup Plan
Planning ahead is a valuable habit. Set goals and steps that are obtainable in your new year game plan. If you have trouble setting goals, analyze your current growth trajectory and use it as a baseline. But be realistic with any obstacles your business might face.
Have a backup plan or alternative ways for your business to reach its goals. Success is the result of learning from failure, and failure must be expected. By preparing for the best and worst, your business will foresee curveballs in the future.
Drop What’s Not Working
The best resolution is leaving what isn’t working for your business behind. It’s a fresh start and new year, so analyze what isn’t allowing your business to grow. Whether it’s a product, service or commercial relationship, stop investing in something that is holding you back.
Invest in Yourself
Take the time to invest in a new skill for yourself. If you’re struggling to understand social media, point-of-sale updating systems or are looking to advance your business technology, take the time to become proficient. It’ll not only help you gain a valuable skillset, but it can also benefit your business’s success.
Make Time for You
As a business owner, business resolutions can take up most of your time. In 2017, it’s important to take the time for you. “Me time” can clear your head and help you start pursuing hobbies or interests that make you happy. Although it might seem trivial, making time for yourself will allow you to focus much more clearly and will help you run your business more effectively.
Make Your Business Dreams a Reality in 2017
If you’re dreaming about finding the perfect location to grow your business in 2017, then the Alamo EDC wants to help you! Your business can start now with our help. With incentives to help your business start off on the right foot, there is no reason not to find success with the Alamo EDC. Find out more about how you can be successful here.