New Year’s Resolutions For Your Business

It’s the fourth quarter of another business year and it’s coming to a close.  As such the respective parties in your business are probably reviewing and planning for the New Year, and if not should be!  In modern day business New Year’s resolutions are crucial to the success of a company.  New companies are starting up overnight, current businesses are competing for the position at the top.  To make sure your business stays on top, here are some resolutions that will definitely help ensure that spot.

  • New Year, New You

Has your company hit a dry spell?  If so, step outside your everyday perspective and take an overall look at the company, are there any outdated policies or methods you are still using?  Speak with your employees, make sure they have the tools to compete in the present day business world.  How effective is your marketing and advertising? Even rebranding just to freshen things up can help get your business back on the map.

  • Revisiting and Reviewing

The only way you can figure out what’s wrong is looking at what you’ve done.  Find out where you went wrong in a deal, or maybe just how you could’ve handled it better.  Look at your list of clients or customer base and analyze who makes up this group and why they choose you then capitalize on it.  Start a loyalty program for those clients who have revisited you to let them know you appreciate them.  Even small things like greeting cards wishing them a happy new years can be what keeps that relationship going.

  • Evolution and Commitment

Punctuality, efficiency, customer satisfaction, etc., all of these practices you may take on in this upcoming year only matter if you dedicate yourself to them.  Commitment to the new you is all it takes to transforming your company into a more successful one so come up with those New Year’s resolutions and stick to them!

Celebrating New Year’s Eve at the Office

Celebrating New Year’s Eve at the office may be the biggest oxymoron going. Let’s face it, New Year’s Eve is all about partying and celebrating and being at the office working is well… not. But if you are stuck at work on this celebratory holiday, make the best of it and celebrate office style:


Break out the sparkling cider. Personally, I’ll take it straight from the bottle but it does look nice and pretty in a champagne flute, even if you only score the plastic ones.

Have some fun appetizers. New Year’s Eve is all about hors d’oeuvres. Ask your co-workers to make something at home to bring in or if you are really stuck grabbing something at the office, make the best of the tuna salad and crackers from the vending machine, yikes!

Make your own New Year’s Eve falling ball and decorate your desk like Times Square so you can count down like Ryan Seacrest. Here are several ways to do it: Bonus: once constructed, you can use the same ball for all those disco parties you’ll have in the future.

Kiss your co-worker! Everyone needs some to kiss someone when the new year rings in, right? On second thought, let’s scratch that. Face time or Skype your spouse or significant other to wish them a Happy New Year and tell them how much you miss him/her. Of course, if you don’t miss him/her and would just rather be at work anyway, you may have bigger problems to tackle.

Either way, you’ll have fun however you celebrate but let’s hope the boss appreciates you working on this holiday and gives you a day off soon! Happy New Year!