5 Ways to Jump Start Your Business

5 Ways to Jump Start Your Business

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Has your business slowed down with the holidays? With 2014 just around the corner, it is a good time to evaluate 2013 and set goals for the New Year. Here are 5 ways recommended by the Direct Selling Association to jumpstart your business.


1.       Make sure your goals are written down, and plan specific daily activities to achieve those goals. Decide what you want to achieve with your business, and make sure your goals are measurable. Write them down someplace where you can look at them often to remind yourself what you want to achieve. Planning specific daily activities will keep you on task each day and will keep you on the right track to achieve your goal.


2.       Stay flexible. Staying steadfast to your goals is important, but be sure to be flexible as other opportunities may arise. There may be an opportunity that will help you get to your goal faster or more efficiently. Make sure to be able to adapt to those new opportunities that will continue along your journey.


3.       Realize that your business is a building process and you may not have all the momentum you want immediately. Being honest with yourself and where your business is will help you to better assess what you need to do to get your business where you want it to go.


4.       Get rid of excuses. Excuses only tie you down. Instead of coming up with excuses, create solutions. Excuses keep you where you are, while solutions propel you forward to you goal.


5.       Focus. There will be many distractions taking your attention away from achieving your goal. Make sure to stay focused so that those distractions do not become a hindrance to you along your path.