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Tuesday Tip: Small Business Success
01/07/2013 posted in Tuesday Tips
                          
     "set goals, not only for you, but also for the success of your business"
 
 
In our lifetime we always dream of being recognized for our accomplishments or maybe even taking home a gold medal for them. Having a sense of accomplishment means a great deal to us humans, do not ask me why, it just does.

With that being said, I’m sure you wish you could take home a spectacular gold medal when all your hard work has paid off with your business. It would feel nice though, holding a medal that honors all your accomplishments and success. There is just one thing; do you truly have what it takes to bring your small business to the top?

If you feel stuck and are unsure of how to get there, then start with these simple tips that can help your small business reach that gold medal:


1. Understand why most businesses fail to reach their success ladder –

There is a collection of reasons/excuses that business owners seek in order to find out why their business has not succeeded in today’s economy. However, there should be no reason/excuse because in the end it all comes down to one thing, goals. A business owner should know what his/her goals and aspirations are, without knowing they could lose track of what they are striving to accomplish. When someone loses track of their goals, things will most certainly not work out for them.  

Remember why you started your business in the first place
  • Always keep your goals a top priority
  • Work hard (but always keep a balanced lifestyle)
  • Stay alert of what is going on in the business
 
2. Know where your business is at -
If you become blind to the fact that you do not know which direction your business is heading, take that as a bad sign. Although keeping updated on your expenses does play a key role in maintaining a fully functional business, it should not mean that you are only focused on the numbers. You should however be able to identify your strengths and weaknesses and be able to arise from any challenges that come about.

3. Know where your business is going -
Do you think an athlete can acquire a gold medal overnight? Do you think an athlete has absolutely no goals? If so, you are wrong. It takes a substantial amount of time to achieve success - and just like before it all comes down to your goals. Some business owners are only in business merely because it is a force of habit rather than a destination of achievement.  Look back at what you have accomplished and set a finish line on where you want to end up. 



More tips next Tuesday…