The New Year is right around the corner, which means it’s time to focus on “resolutions”
What Are Your Goals for Next Year?
What do you want to have accomplished in your business by next year this time? How many new customers do you want to have on the books? What new company policies and procedures do you want to have implemented?
Planning is a must in business if you want to be successful. Not planning is the equivalent of getting into a car and driving, driving, driving, without knowing where you’re headed. You’ll get somewhere; but will it be where you want and need to be?
As you prepare for the new year, take some time to hash out some goals for next year for your small business. It doesn’t have to be a fancy, formal plan with charts and graphs and big projections. (That very thing keeps a number of people from simply acting in setting goals.) Your small business goal setting plan can consist of a list of statements outlining about your small business goals. Here are some examples for setting goals for your business.
Simple Small Business Goal Setting Examples
Here are some simple examples directly related to the foreclosure cleanup industry:
By December 31st of next year, I want to have a minimum of twelve new foreclosure cleanup clients (one per month).
Before June 30th, I want to have had two press releases about the REO industry circulated the local newspaper (with my company name as author).
By the end of March (end of first quarter), I want to be set up on QuickBooks or something similar.
Before January 15th, I want to have opened my foreclosure cleanup small business checking account.
At the end of February, I will have set up a general business cleanup portion of my company (see foreclosurecleanupDOTbiz versus recleanupDOTcom)
I will attend two free Chamber of Commerce meetings in neighboring counties before February 28th and introduce my foreclosure cleaning business.
Before the end of January, I will have designated a separate, formal work area for my cleaning business in my home.
At the end of April, I will have a database of 500 realtors that I reach out to regularly reminding them about my trash out company.
By the end of next year, I will have six regular real estate industry contractors I can subcontract work out to.
By the end of the second quarter (June 30th), I will have completed ten property preservation vendor applications.
Driving “with” Direction
With the examples above, you can get a sense of simplistic goal setting. Your planning can be as simple or complex as you’d like. But you must plan so you’re not just “driving around” with no direction at all.
Pull out a note pad or open a new file on your laptop and jot down some goals for the next twelve months. (See EZ Small Business Goal Setting Template at http://www.e-
Good luck with your small business goal setting for next year.