It’s finally 2021! Is anyone else excited for the new year? I always love this time of year, it’s a time of reflection on the past year but also a time of goal setting and fresh beginnings. While we focus on things like taking down holiday decorations, organizing our home, etc., it can be easy to forget our business in the busyness of everything else.
Here are 3 things you MUST do in the New Year for your business!
Update the dates on everything
Many of us forget to update the copyright on your website footer, dates for events for the upcoming year, etc. on your website as well as on your social media. Often we forget these items until someone points them out to us. Even though things like copyright dates on website footers aren’t that important, they do make your business look more professional if they are updated in a timely manner. A new customer or reader coming to your site wants to feel like you are updating your site often and things like this do matter!
Get your books in order
Make sure you organize your receipts, etc. from last year to get a jumpstart on this year’s tax season. If you have a bookkeeper, even better! Also, if you didn’t have great financial systems in place for the previous year, now is the time to set them up for this year!
Cut the fat
I know, this doesn’t sound like the most appealing to-do item and you’re probably wondering ‘what does she mean??’. There are a few things you can do to ‘cut the fat’ in the New Year in your business. Some of my favorite ways to do this are:
- Analyze all of your recurring subscriptions and expenses, cancel anything you aren’t using or isn’t beneficial.
- What tasks do you do that you could outsource? If you found yourself getting bogged down and spending hours on things last year such as social media scheduling, copywriting, etc. look at what you can outsource and do it! This will free up your time to focus on growing your revenue in the year to come.
- What tasks are you doing that you don’t need to be doing? Maybe you’re spending hours on a social media platform that is giving you very little ROI. Take a good look at what you’re doing day to day in your business and I can assure you, there are likely tasks you are doing that you don’t need to be doing.
I wish you all the best in the year to come!!