As an entrepreneur running your own startup, the work never seems to end, and 24 hours is suddenly never enough. It’s more than a full-time job to keep a business running, so we sometimes forget to do the things that will actually scale your startup to the next level. These are 20 tips that just may help you make more money, so that you can keep doing what you love, and maybe afford to hire an extra help to reach your long-term goals.
20. Create a List of Goals
Everyone who runs a small business has the goal of making more money some day, but a surprising number of people never actually sit down and make a proper business plan and re-visit it to check on their progress. As an entrepreneur, you won’t have a boss or manager telling you the most important things to get done on any given day. By writing your short-term and long-term goals down in black and white, it makes it much easier to figure out your priorities on a day-to-day basis. Re-visiting your goals can also give you a big sense of accomplishment, and motivate you to keep moving forward.
An example of a goal you might set would be a certain dollar amount per month in sales. Divide that number up by business days. If it is an increase of $100 per day in sales, for example, it seems a less overwhelming than saying you want an extra few thousand dollars a month. Once you have these figures in mind, it is easier to dissect each of your goals and form a game plan.