Every year in business is an accomplishment worth celebrating!
Here are 7 ways you can finish strong:
1. Thank your customers.
Show your gratitude for the people who support you! The size of your customer base and your budget will determine what this looks like, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. A hand-written note may be the best option, just make sure you start early.
2. Thank your suppliers.
Remember the printer who created your business cards in less than a day? That’s a relationship worth nurturing.
3. Celebrate your successes.
Make a list of all the things – big and small – that you’ve accomplished this year. Maybe you hired a bookkeeper, fired your trouble client, joined a networking group or set up your home office. Grab a big piece of paper, you’ve accomplished more than you think!
4. Practice mindfulness.
Besides the added pressure of the season, if you’re experiencing chronic stress, it can affect your business and your life. One way to do this is to keep your “me” appointment.
5. Make the most of holiday events.
If you have a full social calendar this season, use this as an opportunity to practice “Thought-full” Networking – focus on the person you’re talking to, find out what makes them tick and be genuine in your conversations. Even if they’re not a direct match, you never know who they might be connected with.
PLAN FOR THE FUTURE
6. Pull out your business plan – does it need updating?
Maybe you’ve adjusted your target market or changed your pricing structure. How has your vision changed? These business planning resources can help.
7. Book now, connect later.
You’ve heard of booking the next meeting before you leave this one. The same concept applies – book three appointments or meetings now and you’ll have a head start in the new year.