If you want to make sure the new year is a success, start planning now.  The process begins well before January 1st.  And a lot of work goes into setting up your business for success in the new year.

Here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Revisit your current business plan to make sure it’s still aligned with your company goals.
  2. Figure out which holidays and/or events in the new year you want to build promotions around, so you can schedule social media updates, blog posts, email campaigns, mailings, etc.
  3. Is your business growing?  Start planning a hiring strategy for the new year.  Do you want to hire part-time or full-time employees, freelancers, contractors?  Put a plan into place for easy transitions.
  4. Consider becoming more efficient with new technology.  Invest in these programs now to reduce your taxable income. Purchase them before the end of the year!
  5. Get more organized by cleaning out your office.  Start the year out with a fresh look or with some fun storage ideas.  Become more efficient and productive in the new year to ensure business success.
  6. Build in some time to learn something new.  Spend the end of the year brushing up on industry blogs, business magazines, or trending books.  It’s never too late to get smarter.