Written By: Cheryl Ellemberg, www.abdpromotions.com, www.gilroypromo.com

Welcome in 2011!  This is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to think  about goal setting and how to make these goals really happen!

Five steps to help get you there:

1) Be a Visionary – You know best what your business needs.  Allow yourself to dream and think about the possibilities for your business.  Bounce ideas off with your power partners, colleagues, family and friends whom you trust and respect.

2) Make your goals SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-Framed.

3) Build your team – Even if you are a sole proprietor, this doesn’t mean you have to do everything yourself.  As a small business owner, you have to know when to delegate jobs out to others who have that technical expertise.  Look around and see who can help you with different responsibilities from marketing, design work, technical responsibilities, organization of activities, etc.

4) Preparation – Write your goals down on paper and document them.  Once this is done – plan your daily and weekly activities so that you are one step closer to reaching these goals.

5) Lean into your goals!  Increase your opportunities for Success.

Success = Preparation + Opportunity

Written by Cheryl Ellemberg, Owner

ABD Promotions

January 5, 2011