The Best 2017 New Year’s Resolutions for Local Business Owners


2016 is coming to a close and this is the time to kick 2017 off on the right foot. As you look back on your triumphs and challenges throughout 2016, turn an eye toward the future by committing to these New Year’s resolutions.

1. Get Organized

As you prepare to do your taxes for 2016 look around you. Are you surrounded by shoeboxes full of crinkled receipts? If so, then you might want to focus this year on getting organized. You can do this the old school way with file cabinets and binders galore or you can take things digital and invest in a scanner. Either way, develop a system so that all of your particulars are in order and at the ready for whenever you may need them.

2. Delegate Wisely

Your business is not an island and no matter how hard you try, you can’t do it all alone. Make 2017 the year you learn to delegate. Not only will this take some stress off your shoulders but also it will keep your best employees challenged and engaged in their work. Creating opportunities for your employees to grow is great for your schedule and for retention. Invest time in training employees so that they can save you time and stress later.

3. Boost Employee Morale

Now that you’re relinquishing some of those responsibilities to your employees, spend some time on making sure that your employees feel appreciated. Throwing an annual party or offering small tokens of your appreciation can go a long way in making your employees feel like their work is valued. This will not only be good for your retention but for your overall customer service.

4. Focus on Marketing

At the end of the day, your business needs to get butts in seats and the best way to do that is to focus time and money on your marketing. You can no longer depend on word of mouth to bring customers to your door. 2017 is the year to get proactive. Learn more about how SinglePlatform can help you attract new customers this New Year.

Kick off the New Year strong by committing to these New Year’s resolutions and your business can’t go wrong. An organized, focused business with happy employees is a business poised for success. For more tips and tricks sent straight to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter below.

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