Your New Year Small Business Checklist
Updated: Dec 22, 2022
It’s the start of the new year, which means it’s time to ramp up your business strategies for the new year. Looking to start the year strong? Check off these essential, but manageable tasks below.
Set Realistic Goals
Goal setting is very important for every small business owner. Goals provide direction, motivation and a clear way to measure your progress. However, it’s not just about saying “it would be cool to make a million dollars”. Your business goals should be strategic and realistic. It's when you create a plan that focuses on the desired results of your decision that the magic happens.
Research Industry Trends
As a business owner, it’s important to know how your industry is changing. Take a pulse on what’s going on within your industry and every other industry that directly affects yours. Be proactive and take steps to ensure you’re always two steps ahead of the game.
Refocus Your Marketing Efforts
When deciding which marketing initiatives to focus on this year, it’s important to start an effective marketing strategy that translates to the digital world we live in today, while also focusing on making a difference to your bottom line.
Search Engine Optimization, or SEO for short, is a simple way to boost your rank in search engines and drive people to your site. Steps like claiming and managing your Google My Business page, creating blog content, engaging your audience on social media with posts, and investing in paid search advertising and social media advertising are excellent ways to focus your marketing efforts in 2023.
If you’re interested in getting started on a digital marketing campaign, but aren’t sure where to begin, you've come to the right place. Whether you want to increase brand recognition, improve brand loyalty, increase web traffic, or increase conversions, DS&P has a team of experts that can help enrich customer experiences and humanize your brand, all while helping you convert consumers.
Plan For Success
Finally, remember success takes commitment. No matter what kind of business you run, there are many actions entrepreneurs need to take to ensure your business is a success, like informing your team of what you’re looking to accomplish this year, for example, or reflecting on last year’s performance, and reevaluating your current vendors, etc.
Taking the time to think and analyze your plans for 2023 is not only important for the business planning phase, it’s also vital to your success.
Now that you have a beginning-of-the-year checklist, you can make sure your business is thinking proactively about the future and starting off 2023 on the right foot. Here’s to a successful year ahead!