Sunday, January 1, 2012


Here are a few helpful end of year steps to help get your 2012 year off to a good start.

1. Examine your Financials - The first step is you must get your financials in order. In order to set new financial goal you must have real life numbers from 2011. Without these it will be impossible to set 2012 bench marks. By analyzing your Profit & Loss Statement you can review your total net sales (revenues), cost of sales, gross profit, profit margin, controllable expenses, as well as fixed expenses. Understand what your numbers are telling you.

2. Review last year's Goals - Don't just jump and begin creating your 2012 goals. Begin this process by reviewing your 2011 goals and compare your financial successes. A key question to ask yourself is "Did your business accomplish what you set out to do?" "Did it meet your 2011 finical goals?" Even though these questions can be painful, these important questions will assist you in creating a new action plan for 2012. Goal’s are a great ‘road map’ to reflect where you’re planning to go, however, if you throw the map in the glove box & drive by the seat of your pants you may or may not end up at the anticipated destination.

3. Planning for the coming year - Now that you have a clear picture of your successes and perhaps areas of opportunities, you can begin to do some business planning for the New Year. Set clearly defined 2012 year's goals. Implement an action plan for each goal and create deadlines for each action step.

With a little planning and organization, your Business New Year's Resolutions for 2012 will be a huge success.

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