Last month we talked about expanding your business by adding another service. As we go into a new year, it’s a great time to stop and think through other improvements you can make. Adding a service is a great start, for all the reasons we mentioned previously, but what else can you do this year to guarantee not just business health, but preserve your overall well-being too?

First, let’s take a look at the reason you became a business owner in the first place. Reminding yourself of your “Why” can really help figure out your next steps. Did you start your business in order to have more time with your family? Are you in it for the profit? Saying yes to one or both of those questions is OK, and knowing the answers helps determine what you do next.

If your goal is more time with your family, look around and see if there are processes you can streamline. Are there things that are taking up too much time that can be hired out? Perhaps spending a little money now will help you achieve your ultimate goal, family time. Look at your calendar for the year. Do you have time set aside for breaks? Take the time to schedule those now, and work purposefully throughout the year to be sure everything is in order so that these times can be as restful as you’re envisioning.

If your goal is profit, go ahead and decide how much! You and your family need to eat, and financial comfort is a motivator for sure. But, think through a couple of things you can do to be sure you’re staying healthy (for your family, yourself, and your business). Is there a hobby you can take up that will allow you to focus on something besides profit margins and customer concerns for a few hours a week? Forcing yourself to recharge might be what you need to ultimately take your business to the next level.

If you’re like most people, your answer to both of the questions was YES. We can’t speak for all businesses, but we believe a GutterShutter business is a great way to achieve both goals. All the information you’ll need is available here, and you can call us at 877-667-4888 to get started!