Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Out With The Old, In With The New

As we say goodbye to 2010 and hello to 2011, we can't help but wonder what the next 12 months has in the pipeline for us.

The New Year celebrations not only prompt us to start looking to the future but to reflect upon the last 12 months. We often recall the bits we'd rather forget about over the things that have had positive effects on our lives - but what have we achieved and what have we enjoyed? It's important to start recognising the positives and improve on the negatives (or just forget about them!!).

Going forwards we start to think about our waistlines, the need for more trips abroad, the prospect of kicking bad habits, but with work taking up so much of our time and playing a huge part in our lives perhaps at this time of year we should start to create business resolutions too.

With the VAT increase and the general multiplying costs we can look to making our expenses leaner by searching for new suppliers that are closer to home and have lower overheads - passing the savings on to you.

We can also turn our hand to DIY - through social media and free online web listings. Get it right and do it in-house after a training session with an expert and hopefully business leads will appear.

Go in search of new business at local networking events rather than paying a business development manager to do it for you or to simply help reduce the hours spent composing and posting sales letters.

Whatever your New Year business resolutions are, stick to them as much as possible and don't give in to the temptations!