9 Practical and Useful Tips to Achieve Your Set Business Goals in 2019
If you have no idea how to even begin setting your business goals for 2019 — this post has 9 practical tips to help you get started today.
If you’re like me, there’s just not enough time in the day.
Most of us are still working on the resolutions we made for the previous year.
How in the Hell are we supposed to achieve our set business goals for 2019?
Well, It is not too late!
Start drafting your business goals today.
To get you moving in the right direction, here are some useful tips that can help you set and achieve your business goals in 2019:
1. Set Your Business Goals
First of all, you should set your goals.
Find out what expectations you have from your business and what you want to do for its expansion.
Start by writing down all the ideas that come to mind. By writing down these ideas, it will be easier to prioritize and ultimately achieve said goals.
A Harvard Business Study found that the 3% of graduates from their MBA who had their goals written down, ended up earning ten times as much as the other 97% put together, just ten years after graduation.
You can use this strategy for setting your business goals.
Vividly describing your goals in written form is strongly associated with goal success, and people who very vividly describe or picture their goals are anywhere from 1.2 to 1.4 times more likely to successfully accomplish their goals than people who don’t.
2. Break Your Set Goals into Parts
You know it is more comfortable to attain shorter goals instead of one huge goal.
I’m not trying to say that you shouldn’t dream big and shoot for the stars. I’m just saying that dividing the BIG goals into smaller parts will make it easier for you to attain them. Once you achieve one goal, then you can just move to the next with a greater sense of accomplishment.
For example, suppose that you want to have 10,000 subscribers for your blog.
Start by bringing a little clarity to that goal;
• Break this goal into four to five small goals.
• Evaluate Topics for publication.
• Determine effective channels for growth ie: YouTube, Free Downloads, Infographics, etc.
• Initiate publication on one channel such as YouTube
• Evaluate Traffic and goal completion
• Rinse and repeat
3. Be Consistent
It’s hard to build an empire in a day.
Building an empire needs constant efforts. Whatever goals you have set for your business, you need to work constantly to achieve them.
Initially, you will have some failures, and you’ll learn from those, making it easier to work towards your other set business goals.
Being constant in your approach to both setting goals and reaching them is the foundation of successful business growth.
An article on Inc. refers to this as the “power of consistency” and describes 5 golden rules essential to any successful business. These are;
1. Consistency allows for measurement.
2. Consistency creates accountability.
3. Consistency establishes your reputation.
4. Consistency makes you relevant.
5. Consistency maintains your message.
4. Go Digital to Market Your Business Effectively
Why should digital marketing be a primary goal for your business?
The digital landscape is where you will find and reach your customers.
In business there is no guarantee that you will attract customers just by existing. Even if you did, you probably wouldn’t attract enough to make your business profitable.
Digital marketing allows you to put your brand, your products and your message in front of your potential customer when they are looking for it.
Ultimately you will have 3 strategic goals with digital marketing:
- Convert leads into buying customers
- Increase the LTV of your customers
- Win-back inactive and lost customers
Digital marketing could arguably be the most important goals for you to set this year.
5. Use branded labels and stickers for your business promotion
Marketing your business online is not enough.
Maintaining your ‘brand presence’ in all forms and media is essential.
Think of Amazon…
Sure Amazon is a multi-billion dollar company now, but everybody recognizes an Amazon package.
You too can use this practice to our advantage. For example, you use your own water bottles with custom labels during in office meetings. An even simpler tactic would be to paste stickers with your company logo on outbound mail and packages.
Re-enforcing your brand image and message will help you achieve some of the other business goals you’re setting.
6. Track your progress
Tracking your progress is another step towards reaching your set business goals in 2019.
When you run a business, it is important to be able to measure how it is growing.
How else will know whether your marketing is working and whether the products and services you are selling are what your customers want?
You may think that your business is growing, but without the data, you won’t ever know for sure. Equally, you may feel as though you are not doing very well in business, when the reality is that you are growing quickly.
For a more in-depth what you should be tracking, click here.
7. Surround Yourself with the Right People
Keep in mind no one can run his business alone.
For smooth business operation, you’ve got to have a great team. Suppose that you are optimizing your business website for search engines and social platforms. Having the support of digital marketing executives can be the difference between wasted dollars and a return on your investment.
If you really want to reach your set business goals, the hiring the right team is the way to go about it. If you want to build a great team hire people who excel in the areas you do NOT. Always remember skills can be taught, but character is something that prospect will be bringing with them.
8. Reward yourself
Rewarding yourself is a great idea to stay motivated. You should reward yourself or your team members when you attain a set goal. With this, you and your team members comprehend their importance in the organization and get inspired to give their best next time. Your team members will work with their full dedication and help you attain what you expect from your business.
9. Be open to listening and making changes
In your journey, you will come across several ups and downs. When you are in downs, you should listen to you and others. Get ready to work on those suggestions that can work for the expansion of your business. Observe your every step and make the required changes on your path to set goals and achieve the same.
In brief, your patience along with the ability to makes changes will help you a lot in attaining your set business goals. You will be on the path of your business expansion by achieving your set goals.