Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? If you’re like most people, you only get in the spirit around the December holidays. Fact is, only about 70 percent of people actually make one or more New Year’s resolutions, and less than half of those keep them.
This year, for the sake of your business, consider doing it another way. First, don’t make a New Year’s resolution for your business. Why? Because, most people don’t take resolutions seriously. The old saying that “New Year’s Resolutions are made to be broken,” is more true than not. Instead, this year set some serious goals for your business. Don’t just put a wish list on a piece of paper. Spend some quiet time thinking about where your business is today and where you would like it to be at this time next year. Here are a few key points that you’ll need to follow if you want to be successful:
Celebrating 50 Years of Helping Small Businesses
The celebration of our 50th anniversary continues with this week's video of Leslie Crews, our 2013 SCORE Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Award winner. Leslie and her SCORE mentor share more than an alma mater
At some point in their lives, just about everyone has had a thought about starting or owning their own business. The idea of being your own boss, and in control of your future success, has been a dream for many of us.
SCORE’s main mission is to help people who want to start or own a small business. We provide assistance and counseling to thousands of people each year to help them determine if their business idea is feasible and worth pursuing.
We encourage you to pursue your dream to own a small business and we stand ready to help you achieve that dream. Our role is to serve as your experienced business adviser & our services are both free and totally confidential. Plus, an SBA study shows that businesses counseled by SCORE have a substantially higher success rate.
Owning your own business can certainly be rewarding in many ways but it can also present difficult challenges. In today’s business climate the problems that you face can be numerous and complex. The solutions are not always self evident, and you need someone you can turn to for objective and confidential advice-someone who has walked in your shoes. SCORE’s core mission is to help you succeed and we are here to help you and an SBA study shows that businesses counseled by SCORE have a substantially higher survival rate.
Business owners are only able to obtain success by developing habits that are effective in driving success.
Here are some habits that ensure business success.
Habit 1. Cultivate Inner Networks
Entrepreneurs are fully aware of the influence of networks in the industry. They invest time in fostering relationships with colleagues, peers and mentors. Through this network, they are able to give each other support and advice regarding important issues. Having an inner network is also essential for the increased number of people connected to your business.