This is the time of year when New Year resolutions are made and new goals are set. For some reason, however, we seem to think we always have to be making big hairy resolutions or goals, when the simple act of making subtle changes in your regular routine can have huge pay-offs for your business growth.
Here are a handful of small changes or activities you can start implementing in your business right now, to get 2017 off to a rolling start.
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Join Offline Networking Groups: Whether your main marketing focus is online, local, or both, there are bound to be at least one or two networking groups within driving distance where those in your target market might hang out. Joining one or two local networking groups will increase visibility in your community (or extended community). Attending these events and meeting new people will also provide lots of opportunities to practice your elevator speech and get past any fear you might have of talking about your business.
Connect, Connect and then Connect Some More: When was the last time you logged onto LinkedIn? LinkedIn is an often untapped marketing source for many small businesses. Starting today, make it a priority to sign in and make 10-20 new connections each week and see what kind of impact it has on your business growth.
Make a Daily Plan: Starting a new day without any sort of plan or guide is like traveling the world with no map! Take time to sit down and create a fresh To-Do List every day (or update an existing one), and do your best to stick to it.
Update your bio and website’s About Page: Life changes quickly; and our businesses continually evolve as well. Update your business and social media profile descriptions, bios and head-shots…then share the new info with clients and connections.When was the last time you updated your social media profiles or website About page?Click To Tweet
Get Published in the Newspaper: It might not be as difficult as you would think. Many local newspapers have a “business notes” section where entrepreneurs can share the details of new staff hires, upcoming events and business awards for free. If something positive happens in your business, share it with your community! You never know when the media might be looking for a story like yours!
Changes don’t have to be big to have an impact on business growth. Sometimes all it takes is making a few tweaks and changes to get things going!
What small changes can you make to your activities and business to get things rolling for this bright and shiny new year ahead?
Also published on Medium.