3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Do To Prepare For The End Of The Year
Well! Well! Well! Look at this! We have 4 months left of 2018. I just have one questions. Are you going to end this year like a boss or nah? Towards the end of the year normally two things occur, we slow it down or speed things up. Well I don’t know about you but I plan to hop in the fast lane and go after the remainder of my 2018 goals. If you plan to join me in the fast lane here are a few things you can do to power through for the remainder of the year.
1. The Purge! It’s time to get rid of the stuff that no longer serves your business. What is taking up space? What is no longer useful in your business? Do you have email subscribers who do not open your emails? Remove them from your list. Do you have old inventory that needs to be sold? Do a giveaway for new subscribers or give them away to your most valuable clients. Delete the extra photos and videos in your phone that is eating up your storage space. Remove any apps that no longer serve you or your business. What about that stack of mail, receipts, and paper sitting on your desk? File, shred, and organize. You need space to think, breathe, and create.
2. Prepare For Holiday! November through January 1st is the holiday season; however, big business have been planning holiday content since last year. So if you haven’t started planning for holiday you need to do so. Holiday consist of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, and New Years. During this time you should be ordering inventory, preparing your marketing material, and deciding on what you plan to offer. Holiday can be very stressful if you are not prepared. So I warn you! Get on it now!
3. Evaluation! It’s time to evaluate your business so you can know how to move for the remainder of the year. What were the goals you set in the beginning of the year? Are you on track? Do you need to change a few things? Do you need to omit some goals and add new ones? How about your business systems? What’s working? What’s not working? Do you need an assistant? Do you need a business coach? What about your website? Does it need to be updated? Do you need a new Ecommerce system? Go through your business from top to bottom and make the necessary changes you need in order to power through the remainder of the year.
Bonus! Brainstorm for 2019! It’s not too early to start thinking about next year goals. If you’re not familiar with big businesses they have already started planning. Around this time they are setting budgets, creating marketing plans, ordering inventory, and brainstorming campaigns. Even though we are a small business we have to start thinking more like big businesses when it comes to strategic planning and marketing.
So boss, what do you plan to do? Are you ready to crawl into bed and do the shoulda,woulda, couldas? Or are you ready to hit the ground running? I have my Air Max tennis shoes laced to the top. I’m ready to hit the ground running so I can accomplish my goals. So lace up your Jordans, Adidas, Pumas, Asics, Fila’s, and lets get it. I’ll see you at the finish line.