It’s been nearly four months since the ball dropped in Time Square.
Many business people use the new year as an opportunity to set new goals and evaluate where they want to see their business in the coming year. But like many individuals who make resolutions to quit smoking, diet and call their mother more often, few of the goals have been achieved.
Much like the corporate world, quarterly reports are an excellent way to understand how far your business has come and what changes need to be made.
Perhaps 2011 was the year your business was going to bring in six new clients. Maybe your goal was to go out on your own. Possibly you had made the choice to finally change careers.
If you still haven’t made a move towards your goal or are finding it difficult to locate the resources to make it happen. There are several highly useful sites you can use to help make your dream a reality – once and for all.
Freelance Folder is perfect for those just entering the business world. This site is home to helpful hints from individuals who have gone through the same experiences as well as links to tips and forums so you can get your hands on the resources you need.
With the tech savvy business person in mind, Google offers a huge array of business apps both for a fee and for free that can help you track your business needs and develop new ways of generating clients and sales. Simply create an account and search for the tool you need.
Are you using your Facebook account wisely? Don’t just use Facebook to post pictures and leave comments. Use it as a business tool and learning tool. It’s fine if your business has a Facebook site, but how are you using it to learn how to gain more business? There are countless groups on Facebook which regular post helpful hints, links to apps and other resources for businesses. Facebook is also a terrific way to get all the information you need in one easy to navigate place. So the next time you are on a site and you pick up a piece of useful information, remember to ‘follow them’ so you can get even more help sent to your wall.
Whether just starting out or a business pro, cloud computing is a guaranteed method to help make your business run smoother and at a higher level of efficiency. Apps, file storage, email can all be done on site or off site making. Cloud computing allows you to take your business anywhere you want to go and allow your clients to access information from anywhere in the world. Click the image to find some of the top applications on the web.
Take the time to evaluate where your business or career is going before it’s difficult to make changes. Part of running a business is learning. Training and continuing education isn’t just for staff. It’s for bosses and individuals too.