New year, new plans. It is easy to be negatively critical of your business. Sales and general performance are key indicators. Being critical is healthy and what needs to happen to stay lean and progressive. Equally important is to recognise the good things that happen as well. What’s really working well, irrelevant if they directly affect your profit or not.
As with the rest of life, the end of the year and the start of a new one presents everyone with a chance to assess all that has gone before. Streamline some of it and place some goals in front of themselves. If you can prioritise some time to do this each year, no matter how busy you may be, it will prove to be a very useful exercise.
Maintaining the positive outlook from your early days is perhaps the hardest thing to do when faced with many small, mundane business challenges.
When it comes to managing your business, income can be a tricky thing to master. Some of you may have heard others make comments such as “I keep everything in my business account and then when I need to pay for something, like my mortgage, I transfer the money.” Or perhaps; “I just booked a wedding, so there’s another deposit I can use this month.”
There are two problems with these statements:
- Your “Business” and “Personal” earnings should be kept separate.
- Deposits are for future events. Not income…yet!
Here are two tips to solve these two issues.
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