With the second quarter of 2019 right around the corner, many entrepreneurs have already forgotten their new year’s resolutions and have settled into the day-to-day of business operation for another year.
If you are planning to grow your business throughout the rest of the year, there are some things you should know.
There’s still time.
Before you throw your hands in the air and declare 2019 defunct, remember that there are 9 months left of the year to make change and impact your audience in a real way.
Even if you haven’t been up-to-date with your email campaigns and you haven’t gotten your newsletter out on time, you can turn it around.
There’s no need to continue to go down the path of least resistance when the path of resistance is where change happens!
Your original plan will still work.
Each new year brings with it a slew of amazing ideas, goals, and big dreams that entrepreneurs aspire to achieve.
By March, however, most people have throw goals out the window and are just trying to make ends meet. If you are one of those people, know that you can still pick up your plan at any time and start over.
Because you are the boss, you can say what happens to your business and reach your goals, even if it takes you a little longer than you originally thought.
You can ask for help.
If things aren’t going as planned because you are feeling overwhelmed and overbooked, remember that it’s okay to ask for the help you need.
Whether it’s hiring someone, negotiating a better deal, or getting your kid sister to cover a few hours a week at the flower shop so you can run errands, every little bit counts.
Do yourself a favor and stop pretending that you have to do this alone. If you want to grow your business in 2019, you need to get some kind of help.
You’ll need to spend money.
Whether you trade your own time or pay actual dollars to grow your business, it’s going to cost you money somewhere along the line.
For every minute you are doing work to grow your business without putting money into the problem, you are losing money. Your time costs money and don’t forget that.
Sure, you can use your time if you don’t have other work to do, but getting into the habit of relying on someone else to help you is not a bad idea. Throw some money at the problem and watch your business grow.
You don’t need to go fast.
Many entrepreneurs get caught up in the belief that growth happens fast. In fact, many “overnight success stories” took many years to gain traction.
They just seem like unicorn companies because you just learned about them today. But they’ve been hustling behind the scenes for a long time. Growing doesn’t mean you have to explode onto the scene in one day.
Give yourself time to get where you are going and commit to the long-term strategies you have for growing your business.