How to Improve Your Business in 30 Days
Talk of effectiveness, and how every person and organization can define and focus its resources on what is truly important. In that sense, today I share some tips that will help you improve your business and that if put into practice in 30 days might be enjoying better results. It is very common as an entrepreneur when you’re immersed in the one-make daily of activities of your business you dilutes without realizing it in an endless number of activities which often do not affect or contribute to the economic performance you expect from your company.
For that reason these 30 tips aim to help you visualize important areas that can bring them more attention:
Day 1: Decide firmly the kind of entrepreneur you want to be. Successful or mediocre? Your attitude is a crucial decision to the whole of your business.
Day 2: Make a commitment to yourself. After evaluating your attitude, commit and review your goals, your dreams, and motivations for doing what you do.
Day 3: Evaluate your monthly budget. Carefully review your fixed and variable expenses and cut all unnecessary spending that does not contribute to the growth of the company .
Day 4: Allocates a percentage of your budget for promotion. An unknown company is like a beautiful island where nobody comes. Defines a monthly amount to invest in activities promoting low cost .
Day 5: Resolve to sell more. Sales are the growth engine of your company. If you do not have an aggressive sales strategy it is time to put everything aside and go out and sell, sell , sell!
Day 6: Train your salespeople. Your sales force needs constant motivation and training. Prepare a training plan and if necessary invest in a professional to help them improve their sales effectiveness.
Day 7: Organize your customer base. There is nothing more to do to lose a company internal disorganization. If you do not have an organized database of your customers, now is the time to start processing it .
Day 8: Realizing your best customers. Who you buy more should feel like king otherwise would soon conquer the competition. Send a thank you card, a gift or special offer to your best customers.
Day 9: Make a call to old clients. Call customers who already bought you with before and for whatever reason, they stopped is called “recovery strategy.” Give them some “benefit” to buy back with you.
Day 10: Check your prices. Especially in times of crisis, it is appropriate to assess profit margins and consider a minimum setting.
Day 11: Prepare deals. A good strategy to attract customers is to develop offers temporary to help you hook or create offerings to attract new customers.
Day 12: Rewarding the best sellers. If there is something that motivates a salesperson is to be recognized as such. An additional incentive for the best it could mean that your sales will multiply.
Day 13: Evaluate your methods of management. If your employees do not have full confidence in yourself as a leader, it is time to start working on it urgently.
Day 14: It promotes innovation and thoughts. Many of the great thoughts come from your employees or collaborators. Create an environment that values good proposals.
Day 15: Eliminate unnecessary meetings. Many meetings are useful not only to give a sense of activism does not contribute to anything. Eliminate any meeting that does not have any useful meaning.
Day 16: Removes all activism in the company. He does do not get you anything. Detects and removes any activity that absorbs your staff valuable time that can be invested in truly important activities.
Day 17: Evaluate your human capital. Your staff is very valuable, but excess staff can be an unnecessary burden for the company. Restructure the functions can help me be more effective both in human resources and in your budget.
Day 18: Improve presentation of your company An old saying goes as you see … you try. Make the necessary image of your company improvements. The receptionist, salespeople, customer relations by phone and yourself should reflect a successful business .
19: Do not be a desktop manager. Commit to business and get involved in the role of the different areas of your business. Is the best seller of your company.
Day 20: Get rid of unnecessary inventory. Many of your assets may be outdated or unnecessary and take care you might need up valuable space for other activities or to reduce your rental costs. Evaluates and sells all unnecessary assets.
Day 21: Improved internal security Insecurity is a major risk factor for every company. Evaluate and improve your protection mechanism .
Day 22: Check out the business structure. This process will probably take a few days but the restructuring carried out with intelligence can substantially improve the effectiveness and results of a company
23: Have a website of your business. If you have not already it is the time that your company is on the Internet and you offer your customers a communication via email. There are many free resources that can lend a hand.
Day 24: Improve your procurement systems. As important as selling it is to buy. Evaluate your purchasing mechanisms and your suppliers. Be sure to get the best discounts and benefits or best suppliers.
Day 25: Reduce or eliminate your “ant” costs. Unnecessary phone calls, purchases of inputs that are not useful, gasoline, food and many other costs that often are not seen but which ultimately directly affect profits.
26: Focus. How important defines the most important tasks of each department and each person and stay focused on resolving them and carry them out. This will result in a more effective organization in the pursuit of their goals.
27: Consider the rest in your culture organizational. Do not take a break from time to time is a luxury too big for you and your collaborators. Sets rest periods and commit to comply. It is a proven fact that rest you regenerates energy and mental capacity to be more productive.
Day 28: Organize your schedule and learn to say NO. A complement to this principle of effectiveness is learning to say no to any activity or task-irrelevant that only fill your agenda and you wear again in activism.
29: Buy a book. A good entrepreneur is always learning Buy yourself now a business book, motivation, leadership or how to improve your family relationship and commit to reading it. The best asset you have is yourself.
Day 30: Evaluates risks. A good entrepreneur is proactive. Anticipate the risks you might face and develop a contingency plan.
You may be thinking that in reality this is not done within 30 days, and agree with it but the intention eventually is to help you visualize these weak areas of your business and work on what is really important. Your suggestions to add to this list are always welcome.