Things to Start Investing in for 2019
Before we all know it, the beautiful brown leaves and perfect temps will be long gone, we’ll be taking a sharp turn into winter, and entering a new year. We believe that 2018 was a year for milestones and growth, and just because the year is coming to an end, doesn’t mean we stop now. If you’ve been thinking about how to start prepping for 2019, let us join you with these 5 top things you can start investing in for the new year, for both your biz and yourself. Enjoy!
A Business Coach
When it comes to true self (and biz) improvement, everyone needs a little help. We have always believed in the benefits of having a helpful business coach by your side, for both business and personal reasons. Not only are they there to help you make and reach your business goals, they also keep your happiness in mind with every business step you take. So, if you need a helping hand to reach your ultimate business goals or making sure you’re sticking to what makes you happy, consider hiring a business mentor or coach. Great resources for this: LinkedIn, Indeed, or Thumbtack.
As your business load widens, there becomes less time for the more personal, intangible business efforts, like networking. To clarify, not all networking means going to business meetups where you find yourself in a sea of finance, realty, or accounting professionals. There are plenty of other options to network in ways that are worth your time and resources. For example, you may find that a group of creatives is more your scene, where mingling with people won’t seem like such a drag. By finding fitting networking events, you give yourself more of a chance to open up and share what you do and what you have to offer. Our favorite ways to find networking opportunities: Boss babe-related Facebook groups, Honeybook, and Meet Up.
This may have been a word you avoided this whole year, which probably means it’s time to start thinking about investing in it (#arewerite?). While business growth is something to be incredibly proud of, it then becomes a huge part of marketing and investment of your business. You have to keep the train a movin’ and the bigger your business gets, the harder that becomes to do on your own. Enter: a team! If you feel you have the resources to start an effective hiring process, we encourage you to start investing time in that now, to really set you up for success by 2019. When we say the word effective, we mean investing the time to find qualified individuals who hope and work for the same business success that you’ve always strived for. Start your hiring process today with these lovely avenues: Indeed, Intern Queen, posting on your local Facebook Business groups.
Bringing it back to the idea of networking, one of the many perks is finding out about other wonderful opportunities that help you invest in your business. As a business owner, it’s important to stay up to date on all the things that have to do with your industry and niche. With a widely online-driven business world, the way you do business is rapidly ever-changing. So that you stay on top of the tricks, trends, and knowledge of the business world, it’s so important to invest your time and resources in educational workshops or courses. Doing so keeps you on your toes, keeps you in the loop, and well ahead of the game in this hectic business world.
We’ve preached about this topic before, but we just can’t stress it enough. Investing your time and resources into systems does automatic wonders for your business, giving you sanity and more time to do the things you love. Major systems to begin with can be automation for email responses, online orders, social media/blog posting, and email marketing. A good rule of thumb: once you find out how to do something new for your every day business functions, see if there’s a way to have it done automatically. See perfect systems for your online shop here!
Not only do we hope this post helps the success of your shop, we hope that it got you excited about all that’s to come for 2019! We can’t believe it’s nearing a full year already, but boy are we ready for the next steps – alongside you of course. Follow along on Instagramto get all of our latest updates and excitement for the new year!