It seems like Atlanta is always hosting premier sports events, and none was more popular than the recent “Big Game” between Los Angeles and New England.
Are you the best you can be? A lot goes into becoming a champion: preparation, dedication, hard work, perseverance and leadership. As a small business owner, you can certainly relate. From the day you started – and every day since – you laid everything on the line to build and “champion” your business, creating a better life for you, your family, and your clients or customers.
It’s important for you to plan out your own big game, deciding what you want to get out of this year and what goals you want to accomplish for your business.
Here are some ideas that we – at Sound Business Services (SBS) – feel will make a big difference for you in 2019 and beyond. And, of course, we can help you every step of the way.
Face Your Fears
When it comes to football or our businesses, we must face and overcome our fears to meet our goals and achieve success – even when the odds look insurmountable. After all, that’s what a great leader like New England quarterback Tom Brady has done his whole career, as our Falcons found out in painful fashion in 2017. What do you fear? What are you hesitant about?
There’s going to be a different answer for each person, but at SBS, we see some common questions of fear, doubt and concern from our customers and like-minded small business owners. Here are some that come to mind:
- How will my business run without me; how will I ever feel comfortable delegating what I’m used to doing or what I do best?
- Can I really find personal time for my family and myself?
- Should I invest in technology, such as social media, apps, QuickBooks Online and the cloud?
- How do I grow my business without feeling overwhelmed?
- How do I become a better leader?
These questions are often on the minds of small business owners, and it’s perfectly understandable to have these fears and doubts. But, if you aren’t willing to face your fears, try new things, and invest in yourself and your business, you will be left behind. Remember, in today’s world, competition is all around us – and reachable at the drop of a hat.
At SBS, we strive to provide powerful solutions to all of your questions, helping you reach your untapped potential and take your business to the next level. Contact us today with any questions or to get started.
Understand and Capitalize on Cash Flow
As small business owners, cash flow is king, yet we often overlook it or simply don’t understand it.
In order to grow and survive, you must know if you are truly making money; not just what the balance is in your bank account. This means looking into your data and knowing what it means, and then forming a proactive plan moving forward to turn that data into powerful results that drive business growth. Here’s an article that gives a breakdown of some of the ways SBS helps transform your cash flow.
Work on Your Business Instead of in Your Business
The day-to-day grind of a small business owner can be so stressful and task-oriented that we rarely find time to actually work on our businesses. But, if we can’t figure out a way to do so, we will never be able to really grow – and reach our goals and dreams.
Discovering the answers to facing your fears and the common questions above requires finding the time to work on your business, searching for the key solutions that will take your business to the next level.
Here’s a resource we believe will kick start your journey.
Make 2019 the Best Year Yet
With 2019 in full swing, you have a fresh start to decide what you hope to accomplish and achieve, now and into the future. Take some time to truly evaluate the current state of your business, your hopes and dreams, and how you want to lead your company and be seen by your peers and customers. Every action and decision you make will impact all of these areas, so it’s important to plan and act accordingly.
I know, at times, it may seem like 100 yards away. But, really, it’s just one play at a time and executing your game plan. So, let us know if you have any questions, or want to plan out your Big Game for 2019.