Welcome to 2D Web Solutions Episode #14
Whether it is a literal new year or not, this episode is all about energizing your business – planning for a new year, evaluating the past and questioning the future.
Though the episode’s focus is geared toward a business perspective, you can apply the same techniques in any/all area of your life.
Intro and Outro by Benjamin Bradley.
- What do you do and how do you plan for a new business year? (Kerry – 1:03) (Arelthia – 2:19)
- If you had to (or wanted to) start over right now, what would you do? (Arelthia – 13:05) (Kerry – 13:49)
Where to Begin
Begin with evaluating yourself – your whole self. Where are you
Gather data about your business.
- Paper and Pen – just write it out.
- Spreadsheets – Google Sheets
- Wave App
- Quick Books
Things to Track Daily:
- income sources
- income amounts
- new trials
- total customers
- new customers
- top customers
Making Your Plan:
- Set attainable goals.
- Create a plan to reach the goals you set.
- Take an action every day.
100-Day Plan example: Set a goal you want to reach in 100 days.
What goals should you set for the 100 days?
Take a look back at your last year…
- What are some opportunities that you see that have not been addressed?
- Are there things that need some adjustments you can make?
- Is there anything that is a threat to your way of life that you must change?
- What external influences did you notice?
- Are the external influences in line with your business goals or does it take away from your business’ ore your life’s priorities?
Work on a single specific goal for 100 days. Do something every day that is designed specifically to reach that 100-day goal. What happens after the 100 days is always a direct result of the action that you took during those 100 days.
Unscheduled things without a time constraint lead to procrastination, attention getting diverted.
Pay attention to what really matters! Just like people, money does not want or like to be ignored.
Determine what some of the problems are so you can focus on the one that is most painful for you and then take the appropriate steps to solve the problem.
- Set goals.
- Define when to do things,
- Take action.
- Join an Accountability Group
What are some the things you do to prepare for a new business year?
What tools do you use to track and evaluate your business?
How did you feel after you scheduled and evaluated your business?