As a small business owner, a few resolutions are just what you need.

Happy New Year . . . now let’s get busy. Before the confetti is even vacuumed out of the carpet, you should start thinking about your business’ New Year’s resolutions. Whatever your feelings about New Year’s resolutions (cliché and a waste of time? Valuable motivational tools that can really spark some positive change?), chances are, as a small business owner, a few resolutions are just what you need. A resolution is, after all, simply a dedication to improve something; an opportunity to take an unbiased look at what’s working for your business, and what’s not.

In case you could use a little Resolution Inspiration, we’ve devised a list of our Top 7 Small Business Resolutions for 2018.

Resolve to create balance.

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is worth the effort. Learn a new skill in 2018. Dedicate one night per week as a Family Night, and another to spending time with friends. With this balance you’ll approach your work days with fresh energy and passion.

Resolve to create space.

This is similar to #1, but with regard to physical space. Let your home be your home, and consider moving your office into one of the many office suites Advantage has available. You owe undistracted time to your home, and to your business, as both are worthy of your undivided attention.

Resolve to delegate.

If you had to guess how many items you have on your to-do list at any given moment, what would it be – twenty? Fifty? One-hundred? Part of being a successful entrepreneur is learning what to pass along to someone else, so you can focus your time and energy on what you do best – being the creative force behind building your dream business. Train your employees well, thoroughly communicate your wishes, and then allow them the space to perform.

Resolve to grow digitally.

How’s that email marketing list coming along? How recently have you updated your website? Have you gone mobile yet? It’s at once both maddening and satisfying that there is always more you can do to improve your digital presence. Contact Gettingraphic for a free estimate on your companies digital marketing.

Resolve to rebid.

If you’ve been using the same vendors for insurance, paper, office supplies, internet and telephone, don’t just take for granted that you’re getting the best deal out there. Although it can mean a little work on your part, the payoff can make a huge difference in your overhead. Plus, seeking out better values can make your current vendors work harder to keep your business, too.

Resolve to strategize regularly.

With up-and-coming businesses, the quarterly revamping and strategizing often aren’t enough. Allow yourself weekly time to step back, evaluate what’s working and what’s not. Considering that, as a small business, nearly every business decision you make is a crucial one, this habit will prove to be a valuable one.

Resolve to manage cash flow more efficiently. 

Did you know that US Bank found that 82% of small businesses and startups fail due to poor cash flow management? With the drastic shifts in cash flow, keeping tabs on it, and managing it well, are essential.  Find some cash flow tips here: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/r/financial-management/10-tips-managing-cash-flow/

Advantage Office Suites can help make your 2018 a healthy, successful, and profitable one. Allow us to save you the time and stress of finding and maintaining a scottsdale office space. With those items off your plate, you’ll find you have more time for your business to grow, create, and flourish.

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