Last night after a productive and fun local Chamber of Commerce mixer I was out of energy and needed to refocus. What did I do? Watch the current season of The Voice artists continue to wow us with their artistry, risk taking, and unique approaches toward music.
Olivia Henken performed “Roar” a pop favorite by Katy Perry. Her courage to push limits as a country star hopeful and deliver an unexpectedly amazing performance made me think of my 2014 business plan goals.
Business planning for 2014 will need to be flexible and SIMPLE for Efficacy Plus, here are a few goals I’ll be implementing.
Plan to COMPLETE at least 3 things each day. You read that correctly. If overwhelming task lists are staring at you a feeling of defeat sneaks up slowing momentum and progress. Completing high importance business tasks daily gives me time and energy to focus on what is critical for that day then move on to the next priority.
Keep blogging. Companies that blog more than 15 times a month get 5 times more web traffic and 10 times more inbound leads. (from Hubspot report 2012) During the mixer I attended a fellow business owner shared his excitement about winning a new customer because of his blog. Providing relevant industry trends, tips, and sharing more about my brand will be a continued activity. Reading statistics then actually speaking to REAL business owners benefiting solidifies why blogging for business is a must.
Stay active in local market. The last quarter of 2013 has been full of new relationship building opportunities. Many of the business owners I’ve met are looking for help with marketing and blogging. It’s been enlightening to understand how and why providing project support for these folks will truly help them grow their brands and ultimately increase revenue
These are just a few of the items going into my 2014 business plans. How do you plan to “roar” into business for 2014. I’d love to hear from you!!