I don’t necessarily think you need a new year to implement new strategies into different areas of your life. Heck you don’t even need a new week – we can all decide to improve ourselves every morning we wake up. But I think the final few months of the year is a GREAT time to work on an action plan for your business for the New Year. So you can go into 2020 with a clear vision on what you want for your business in the next 12 months.
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Leveling up your business can present itself in many different ways and it’s important to look at the big picture when thinking about how to take your business further. Owning a business is hard work – whether it’s an online business or a physical business such as a shop or a cafe.
And with all that hard work, of course we want to make our businesses a success and keep moving forward and progressing. I’ve been self employed for around 5 years now and I used to own my own online book promotional business, which I was constantly adapting to my current situation.
Today we’re going to chat about ways to level up your business in the New Year and how to prepare for that in the remaining months of 2019:
Make a 12 month plan and set goals
Oh I love a goal. I think goals are so important to have in business (and in life in general). Goals can massively push you forward and motivate you to keep working and moving forward. So above all else, I think the most important thing you can do to level up your business next year, is to set some goals and make a plan NOW; everything you want from your business, how you’re going to achieve those things and when you want to achieve them by.
Consider serviced office rental
This one will obviously depend on the type of business you have. But if you require an office space for your business, then considering serviced office rental might be something to look into for next year. Check out this Click offices London guide for more information on serviced office rental, what they entail and how to start the rental process.
Focus on your social media strategy
Social media is MASSIVE for business. All businesses. With everything online these days, you need to be utilizing your social media platforms and your social media strategy for managing and promoting your business because social media promotion can have huge implication on sales, reviews and reputation.
Or consider hiring a social media manager
But if social media promotion isn’t your strongest point, that’s okay because you could also consider hiring a social media manager to do all that stuff for you. Social media managers are incredible at what they do and they really know how to use your businesses strength to promote and advertise for you. You don’t have to do everything by yourself!
Have a re-brand
Branding within a business can be one of the most important aspects. It helps people recognize you, as you. They’ll see your logo or your graphics and instantly know it’s you and your business they’re looking it. Why wouldn’t you want that for your business? With branding, it’s important to look at things like colors and fonts as well as the message your’re putting out and ensuring it’s consistent. Not happy? Have a re-brand!
Think of new and innovative ideas
All customers want something amazing and potentially something that hasn’t been done before. So within your plan for leveling up your business, it’s time to try and think of new, exciting and innovative ideas to produce and release in the new year. Make a big deal of it; use your new social media strategy to kick up a buzz for your new products or services!
Do you own a business? How are you planning on leveling up in 2020? Do you have any plans in place?
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Thanks for this post Jenny, I agree with you, goals motivate you to keep moving forward. Besides, goals are important not just for business, but also for our personal life. On the other hand, I like your tip about hiring someone expert in social media to boost our business, in case we don’t have the know how.
Thank you – absolutely, goals are essential in all areas of life! x
There’s some really good tips here.. I am defo a year planner kinds girl!
I definitely need to make some goals for 2020. I haven’t been on top of things this year and I know I’m capable of much more. A rebrand might also be on the cards!
These tips are really handy to have!
Love, Amie ❤
The Curvaceous Vegan
I currently work from home as a freelancer – great post x
There’s some really great tips in this post thank you x
I think setting yourself goals is so important! It always motivates me and keeps me on track xx
Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk
It’s important to set goals 🙂
Great ideas! I love the tip about making a 12 month plan and focusing on social media. I need to invest more time to Instagram as well as Facebook for sure in 2020.
Great tips! I’m quite excited about planning for next year as I’ve decided 2020 will be the year that my blog really gets off the ground. Can’t wait as well until I can hire someone to do all the social media stuff for me!
Gosh I haven’t even though about the next couple of months, let alone next year lol I actually wanted to get more organised and plan stuff out in advance this year but have failed miserably! Great advice though! 😀
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Great tips! It’s important that we all refresh and look at ways to be more innovative. Social media management is such an essential tool now x
This is the perfect post for anyone who wants to take that next step into business! Amazing as always, Jenny! x
I would use this if I could afford to start my own business or turn blogging into a business
Awesome post. Just what I needed to read. Thanks for sharing.