It is hard to believe but in a few weeks it will be December. As an entrepreneur now is the time to start reflecting on the past year so that you can evaluate what worked and what did not work so that realistic goals can be set for 2015. If you were able to meet all of your goals from your previous year – congratulations! Make sure that you celebrate and share your accomplishments with those closest to you. If your business did not achieve all of its goals, don’t despair. Take stock of your achievements and assess what exactly is holding you back from realizing success. Have a realistic look at your product or service, your pricing and promotion strategies and see what is working and what is not. Taking the time to reflect now will strengthen your business planning for the year ahead and point you in the right direction for success.
It is also important that you always try and maintain a positive attitude. If you have made mistakes in the past learn from them and do not be afraid of change. In order to have a success business you need to be always evolving and growing.
2015 should be a busy and exciting year if you plan right!
At Halton Region’s Small Business Centre, we work with entrepreneurs and small business owners in all stages of their business ventures. We understand the importance and the role of business planning in the success of a business. Our business consultants are available to meet with you to assist in developing an initial business plan – to get your business off the ground, and we can help established small businesses in tweaking their annual business plans for greater success.
One of the goals of the Centre is to empower small and medium-sized enterprises and give you the tools to achieve success. For more information about resources, services, business events and seminars, contact us by dialing 311, 1-866-442-5866, online at www.haltonsmallbusiness.ca, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville. You can also follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.