Your mind may be running at full speed because you have so many things you’d like to accomplish for your shop, but very little time to focus. And the truth is, you’re likely to abandon your goals if you don’t have a strategy in place.
Don’t worry. The new year can be just the right incentive you need to get your business headed in the right direction. Here’s a list of 4 ways you can make your shop resolutions stick this year:
1: Identify Your Success
Resolutions should be meaningful and assessable. Opening your second shop may be on your list for 2018, but how can you measure your success? Try quantifying your resolutions by adding specific numbers: “Sell “X” services in “X” weeks to hit “X” target for the second shop.”
2: Take One Step at a Time
Baby steps are key. You can process your resolutions thoroughly by slicing them into small pieces. For example, January may be the month to establish a solid marketing budget, and February to implement marketing campaigns. Each month should be broken into tasks that ultimately lead you to your desired goal.
3: Get Your Team Involved
You don’t have to do this alone. Getting your employees involved in your process adds a level of inspiration and most importantly, accountability. Support from other shop owners is also helpful. Consider joining a networking group so that you can seek the advice of others who have also been in your shoes.
4: Establish a Habit
Just as bad habits are hard to break, good ones can be just as difficult to start. Set morning routines so that you can stay on top of your resolutions. Just remember your staff – they are an essential component of your business and its success. Meet with them at least once a week to ensure shop efficiency is running smoothly. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………
You know what needs to change in your shop. Your resolutions can be reached when they’re backed by a solid plan and most importantly, consistency. At Management Success, we are committed to providing shop owners and their staff with effective management training.
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