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How to set smart goals and achieve your business targets

How's it going with those resolutions? Have you taken any action? Are you happy with your progress? Or have you decided to wait till January next year to start afresh? Don't be too hard on yourself. We often start the year off with these ambitious goals, but after a few weeks, we find ourselves back at square one... and most of the time we aren't even surprised. We knew it was coming. Why most goals aren't achieved Most goals get neglected because they are: I. Too big- so we don't even know where to start. II. Too far ahead- so they don't seem immediate. A little nap won't hurt, I'll do this tomorrow III. Too vague- we aren't sure what to measure IV. Out of touch- the motivational speaker forgot to tell us to start small even when you aim big V. No one to hold us accountable- we leave that to ourselves... and who are we kidding?🙄 VI. We ignore the small wins- so it doesn't seem like we're making any progress This can be solved by setti

4 tips to make you a more productive entrepreneur

  Most entrepreneurs and small business owners operate based on a system known as “Whateverifeelliketoday”. In other words… They have no system. They treat their business like a hobby. They don’t track KPIs. They don't keep decent records. They don't have clearly written goals, and have no systems for managing their employees. Make a commitment to change that this year. This starts with outlining your overall strategy and figuring out what matters to your business. Use the following tips to help you get going. I. Identify your primary metric  Figure out one key metric upon which the survival of your business depends. In most cases this is Revenue/Sales or a metric that directly drives your revenue [Examples of key metrics: • A photographer can measure bookings/number of photoshoots • A tutor will measure number of students • A baker can measure number of cake orders • An influencer/artist could use number of followers/views etc.] II. Find an accountability partner Once you'