The first half of the calendar year is now behind us and if you haven’t already, this could be a good opportunity to take stock. For businesses that plan their activities on a January to December basis, now is the time to review what you set out to achieve for 2015 and assess how close you are to achieving it.
What were your original objectives?
Hopefully you set yourself and your business a series of SMART objectives – perhaps to increase your sales by a certain percentage or to add a certain number of new clients?
Perhaps you were looking to reduce your costs or launch new products or services?
Whatever your objectives were you need to evaluate your progress against them. Are these projects on track? Are some of them ticked off already or are others still waiting to be started? Has your business environment changed and are they even relevant anymore?
Time can fly by when you are busily buried in the day to day running of your business but half way through the year is an important time to sit back, reflect and ensure the next few months don’t also whizz by without you taking the necessary action to achieve your objectives. Believe it or not, Christmas will be here before we know it – just 153 days to go!
If you are unsure about where to start with developing and evaluating your business then our team of highly experienced VAs are here to help. Our specialists have years of experience in a wide variety of business areas – from accounting to admin, sales to social media and design to database management. Please get in touch on 01483 332220 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can help. We pride ourselves on being the staff you don’t see, but the difference you do.