August 14, 2014
The back-to-school season is always an exciting time. You can feel it in the air…a time of new beginnings and opportunities. And while the kids are enjoying reconnecting with friends and teachers and the thrill of new school clothes, business owners can adopt their own form of back-to-school spirit to revitalize excitement around their business. Here are a few tips to help you get into this mindset…
- Establish new goals. If it’s all about new beginnings, then new goals are in order. Successful business owners are always looking for ways to improve and face change with a positive attitude, so make it a point to set new goals for your business as you re-energize.
- Continue your education. As business owners, you are life-long learners…because there is always something new to learn. Enroll in an online class, register for informative webcasts, or get involved in other events that serve to advance your business education. By sharpening your skills, you will ultimately grow your business.
- Expand your network. Like the kids reconnecting with friends, you can take this time to reconnect with your community—both on the personal and business side. Join in on community projects and make a visit to your local Chamber of Commerce. You never know where you might pick up a new customer or referral source.
- Plan your next break. It can be very cathartic to plan a getaway…away from the busy life of the business owner. Identify a period when you can carve out some “me time,” even if it is a ways out. Then make sure you actually get away. Days off, even if only a few, can do wonders for reducing business stress.
You are now armed with some strategies to get into a “back-to-school” mindset and re-energize your business. You’d be surprised at the positive changes that can come from it.