It’s that time of year – we’re all make resolutions for the coming year. This is also a great time for small business owners to think about what’s next for 2014. To get you started, we outlined a few resolutions to consider:
Revamp your website
Take the time to make sure your website accurately reflects your company. Is it up-to-date with information? Does it have a modern, simple design that makes it easy for visitors to navigate? Are there widgets for visitors to easily share your products and brand on various social media platforms? How does your site look on a mobile device? Take time in the New Year to revamp your site to meet the needs of consumers in 2014.
Incorporate your business
Make 2014 the year you form an LLC or corporation. There are many benefits to incorporating your business and the process is simple! By incorporating your business, you protect personal assets and improve the credibility of your business.
Look at your current vendors and service providers. Can you receive the same products or services from a local, small business? As a small business owner, it is important for you to also support other small businesses in your neighborhood. This helps improve your company’s image and your sense of community.
Take time for you
As a small business owner, it is very easy to find yourself devoting your entire day to the pursuits of your business. To avoid burning out, make sure to block out vacation time, including plans for appropriate business coverage in your absence. This will maintain good spirits within your business, help you stay motivated and give you time to regroup and reassess business goals outside of normal day to day tasks.