Happy New Year! It’s a new year and as a small business owner, it’s time to think of those hard questions. Lucky for you I created some questions to help you with those big-picture questions every small business owners must ask this time of the year.
Writing down your issues and creating solutions to help answer the issues and ways to implement help you stay focused on the big picture and help your employees know what you are expecting from them.
Here you go, the 7 important questions to ask yourself this year.
What are the main products customers buy from us? Why?
Use reports and facts to help you answer this question.
What else do the customers need?
Look at reviews or create a survey for your customers and ask your salespeople what clients have asked for.
What benefits does our product have over the other competitors?
Pretend you are the customer and look at your product like you never seen it before. It sounds silly but it really does work.
Do I have a Product/Service that no one else has? How can I market that better?
Search the internet by using common keywords for your product or service to see what other people are offer.
Are the people in my company expressing the message of my company?
Develop or update your company statement that describes how your company benefits their customers and share it with your employees for their opinion.
Is there a more efficient way to market and ship our products?
Research different shipping services and see if they can offer you a cheaper alternative. This is an example of one area to look at in your business. You can also check out other services as well.
What actions can I do this year that will help me be around for the next 10 years?
Envision what your company will be like and write it down. Keep it where you can see it.
And there you have it! The 7 important questions to ask yourself this year. What questions do you ask yourself each year? Please leave a message below. I hope you have a happy and prosperous new year.
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