Great businesses are the most efficient. The great entrepreneurs know how to work efficiently and grow their brand. They know when additional resources are needed and when technology can impact their business for the better. Setting SMART goals and knowing how to use technology to your advantage will increase your business’s efficiency.
One of the greatest pieces of advice that most people often forget is the KISS approach. Keep it simple silly is such good advice, when put into practice can save a lot of headaches in the future. One of the greatest tools you have today, to assist you in running your business efficiently, is your phone. I know that the phones today can seem overwhelming, but the advantages are there. There are many programs, QuickBooks, Expensify, and more, that have mobile apps for your phone. These can help your stay connected to the office even when you’re out. They also have the added benefit of being a cloud backup for your data.
Another way to keep your business efficient and on track is to set up SMART goals. If this is your first time reading about SMART goals, it is an acronym for how to set a goal that is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. If you want to read more in detail about SMART goals this link provides a deeper understanding. Remember, after setting these goals you should revisit them often, and do not be afraid to failure. Set a goal that you believe you can achieve but will challenge you and your business. Failure is a learning opportunity that will teach you a valuable lesson, that you hopefully will not make again.
The Pathways Team