Setting Goals and Planning the Rest of the Year - Shawon Davis
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So, the first half of the year is over. How are you feeling about your business goals? Are you on track to reach them, or have they fallen by the wayside? If you’re like a lot of small business owners, you may have been so busy this summer that you haven’t taken the time to […]

Setting Goals and Planning the Rest of the Year

Setting Goals and Planning the Rest of the Year

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Jul

So, the first half of the year is over. How are you feeling about your business goals? Are you on track to reach them, or have they fallen by the wayside?

If you’re like a lot of small business owners, you may have been so busy this summer that you haven’t taken the time to pause to plan for the months ahead. But if you want to make the most of the rest of 2022, now is the time to get focused and set some goals.

Setting and reaching goals can be tough. That’s why it’s important to take a step back and reassess what’s been working – and what hasn’t – in order to set realistic goals for the second half of the year.

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Today, I’m sharing a few tips to get you started!

Goal setting and planning for the rest of 2022

1.Review your goals from the beginning of the year 

When it comes to setting goals, I’ll always recommend a balanced approach so that your business goals aren’t pushing out the other important domains of your life.  With a balanced approach, you’ll keep a pulse on both your life and business goals.

During your review process answer questions like:

How are you doing so far?

Are you on track to achieve your targets?

Are there any areas that need improvement?

Based on your priorities and what you want to achieve by the end of the year, you might refresh or set new goals.

2.  Assess how well you’ve done so far and what you need to do to reach your goals 

To ensure you’re making progress in your business focus on the essential areas that are important to keep your business growing and moving in the right direction.

Those key areas are leadership, marketing, sales, products, overhead, and cash flow.

A great tool to measure your progress in each of these areas is Business Made Simple’s My Business Report. I’m a BMS Coach, and you can use my link to access a copy of a free report for your business.

3. Make a plan and get organized.

Once you’ve reviewed your goals and made an assessment of where you are and what you need to do to move forward, it’s time to make a plan and get organized.

This will include specific steps you’ll take. 

Break down your goals into actionable steps that you can start working on right away.

You’ll want to consider what you need to do and who do you need to help you achieve each goal. This could be hiring a virtual assistant, working with a marketing agency, or hiring a business coach.

Create a timeline for each goal with specific deadlines.

Once you have your timelines created, start working on each goal one at a time. 

Those are just a few goal-setting tips to help get you started on the right path for the second half of 2022. If you want to learn a few more tips be sure to watch the entire video here.

 

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