Welcome to Business Owner Stress Relief 101
As a business owner, I experience this same stress every year. It never fails, I decide I need to scrap everything I’ve BEEN doing and start over, implement new and awesome marketing tactics, etc. This is NOT the best use of your time and money.
For the new year, make one business resolution
Create a plan of action for the year. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, but it has to happen, and here is why:
- Without a plan of action, you don’t know where you are going
- Without a plan of action, you can’t have measurable goals
- Without a plan of action, you have no idea if your efforts are successful
How do business owners create a plan of action? You can do something elaborate, create a complete business plan, spend a lot of money and frame your beautiful new creation. That is an option but a lot of small business owners don’t have the money to spend, at least not yet (you will, in the near future, because really, every small business owner’s goal is to make more money, right? Can I get an AMEN?)
There are a lot of resources online that you can use – free resources. One I particularly like is here>>
It’s quick and easy and it hits on the points you need, at least to begin.
Get Your Facts Straight
The most important thing to do, however, free resource or not, is to commit your plan to paper. You have to, otherwise it won’t be accomplished and you will be left at the end of 2015 feeling like you need to start over from scratch.