When you run a business, there are always some certainties as you look into the future. You know your best competitors will work to become better. You know your customers will demand more. You know you'll have to work smarter and harder every day to improve your bottom line.
You should also know that this year brings with it new taxation and new regulations that may add expenses and affect the way you operate your business. And of course, you face the usual headaches and worries that come with the day-to-day business of "running a business.”
However, if you take a long hard look at a few critical pieces and put a plan in place right now, you can have a much more prosperous year. A suggestion would be to break down your planning into what you need to do internally — with processes, employees, yourself, etc. — and what you need to do externally -- with customers, marketing campaigns, and so on.
Author of The Facts of Business Life: What Every Successful Business Owner Knows that You Don't
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