A new decade is already on our doorsteps, so if you haven’t been thinking about raising your business game for the start of the twenties, the time is definitely now.
With online sales figures showing no signs of slowing down, if you haven’t capitalized on your website yet, it should be top of your agenda for 2020.
Start your year off well and you could be looking at a lot of success to kick the next ten years off.
Factor In Training
Business growth means professional development – for yourself and for your team if you employ others. And that means not pushing training to the bottom of the priority list.
The business landscape is always shifting – changes in market demand, in the macroenvironment, technological developments, and regulatory requirements.
If you want to be able to recognize and respond to these changes and spot the opportunities then you need the training to back you up. Calculate a training budget that you can afford and be proactive in seeking out opportunities.
The right training helps to maintain your service quality, and boost innovation and profitability.
Get The Right Support
Sometimes success is actually as much about recognizing what you can’t do as what you can. Accessing specialist support to help you in areas where you don’t have the relevant experience can be a very smart move.
You need the business support and the systems to allow you to grow your operations. Start the year off with an honest assessment of your strengths and capabilities so you can tap into the resources that you need.
Focus On Data First
Your business is really only as good as the data it’s built on. The business world runs on data, so you really need to be making sure that yours is both accurate and well-managed, with the best CRM system for your business in place.
If your data is bad, then your insights will be flawed and any AI tools you use will not be performing effectively. Get your house in order for the new decade with best practice for data management throughout the business, a regular review of your analytics and a cleanse of your databases.
You could also set up a data improvement plan as one of your business objectives for 2020.
Turbo Charge Your Productivity
You can’t make more hours in your day, but you can increase what you get done in that time. The right tools can help you by automating key processes and allowing you to focus more on core business.
Things like social media scheduling, invoicing and email marketing can all be made much easier using tools that are freely available – so once your data is sorted, make it your mission to automate where you can.
Your business will definitely be able to reap the rewards of this approach as we enter into the new decade.