Happy New Year! Now, we're not big on New Year's resolutions that likely won't be kept, but we are set on a couple of things. First, no matter your situation, setting goals is one of the most important things you can do. Second, it's never too late for a fresh start or a business face-lift.
Let's start with goal setting. It's easy to say you want to grow your net income, increase your social media presence, or any number of other goals. It's not as easy to lay out the steps necessary to achieve said goals and put in a plan to track your progress. That's why we've created a series of worksheets to help you lay out specific goals, think through why they're important, put an action plan in place and track your progress - all for free.
Our goal-setting and tracking worksheets will prompt you to set annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly goals. It will offer you a space to think through why each goal is important to your business development and what steps will be necessary to achieve the goal. Remember, you don't need to do it all alone, which is why there's also a place for you to list resources available to you as you work towards your goal. These resources could be websites, people, classes, social media platforms/tools, the sky's the limit.
You'll also want to set up a plan for measuring success. While setting goals, always keep in mind the SMART goal-setting framework. This means you want to set up specific, measurable, attainable, reasonable and time-bound goals. By setting a measurable goal, you will easily be able to track progress. Tracking may take place on a daily, weekly or monthly basis depending on your goal. A sample goal-tracking worksheet is included in the digital download. It will help you track steps you've taken along with their results/things that you need to follow up on. There's also an area for you to show the specific data on whatever you're measuring.
Obstacles are bound to come up along the way which is why we remind you to think about potential obstacles in advance and brainstorm ways to troubleshoot. In the words of Nelson Mandela, "It always seems impossible until it's done." Don't let the hiccups along the way stop you. If you do, someone else will take advantage and get it done instead.
Have we convinced you that goal setting is essential but easy to do? We don't want you to waste precious time, but it is important to have a sense of purpose and a drive to continue growing. Click the button below for your free digital download and get started today.
Once you've set your priorities for the year, you might find that your branding could use a facelift. You will never regret investing in a strong and consistent brand that represents your organization's true personality and values. This revamping may be just the boost your business needs to meet all of those great goals you just set!
Pixel Loon is here to assist you in finding your brand personality and creating a plan to convey that personality through logos, business stationary, online presence, brick and mortar accents, whatever your business needs. Using brainstorming exercises and mood boards we'll work hard to bring your style to life and provide you the digital files needed to build a business that you are proud to promote.
To learn more about brand essentials and how having a clear vision for your organization will help achieve your goals, check out our blog post: 4 Brand Essentials for Every Business Owner.
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Cheers to the New Year and a New You.