With 2017 almost upon us, it’s time to roll out the New Year’s resolutions. Here are five superlative ones that will really pay off for your business in the coming year.
Plan ahead. Long-term planning is important to position your business for success in 2017. It will probably feel as though you don’t have time to put aside for strategic planning, but resist the temptation to let the urgent overtake the important. Pull out your initial business plan and revise needs and goals to reflect market trends and opportunities so you can groom your business for growth in the months ahead.
Ask for feedback. You can’t plan your route to success if you aren’t fully aware of your present location. Seek out the opinions of colleagues, board members and, most of all, customers to glean where your strengths and weaknesses are. This information is invaluable and can help you set a powerful agenda so your business can blaze a trail in the 2017 market.
Stop procrastinating! Enhance your technology footprint. Outdated technology undermines quality service to customers and leaves your staff feeling frustrated with systems that are ineffectual. This message is resoundingly clear throughout the world of business.
Refresh social media strategies. Stop thinking about it and just do it! The longer you delay in optimizing your social media platform, the more business you are losing. If you need help with planning, take the time to find someone to walk you through a plan to utilize multiple social media avenues to take your business to the next level. That can be an effective way to reach new customers.
Rethink cash flow. Changes in this area can have a remarkably positive effect. Should you consider changing your prices? Are there issues with suppliers or vendors that ought to be addressed? Ignoring these concerns can damage your bottom line. Be open to new service providers and give yourself permission to negotiate rather than accept a deal that isn’t working for your business. Don’t forget auditing for inaccuracies and overcharging by service providers. Taking the time to manage the cash you have diligently will mean more resources available to grow your business in the coming year.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was someone who could come alongside your business to help you implement changes to improve efficiency and achieve your financial goals for next year? We’ve been helping clients to do just that since 1994. As an independent consulting organization that provides professional services that benefits our clients, not the telecom vendors, our primary interest is in empowering your company’s IT/telecom network so you can advance financially and organizationally. That is our wish for your business in 2017. Choose us as your telecom consulting firm by requesting a free consultation or by calling 888-692-5111 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org