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As we end 2020 with much “trauma” and an unprecendented World-wide Pandemic that we are still going through, we all need help right now, and Donna’s is doing our part by helping busy Entrepreneurs and individuals
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Here are some tips for Goal Setting as Entrepreneurs for 2021: (Taken from online article – Central Turf & Irrigation Supply)
1. Profit Growth with Productivity
It’s crucial to remember and set your sight on where you want your bottom line to be. When all is said and done, profit is the number one goal for all businesses. It’s important to consider setting profit margin goals on how much you aim to earn for the following year, and keep track of your costs, progress, and scheduling. However, if you haven’t done so this year, an effective way to increase your profit for the 2021 season must be by prioritizing your productivity.
Increasing Productivity – You can increase your productivity and concentrate on your running your “Business” by outsourcing your Administrative tasks and other areas of your Business, such as Marketing, Accounting, etc., I have learned by being a Business Owner for over 20 + years, YOU ARE AS GOOD AS YOUR TEAM! IF YOU ARE BLESSED TO HAVE A TEAM ALREADY, YOU MUST MAKE SURE THEY ASSIST YOU IN A PRODUCTIVE WAY! You don’t want to “micro-manage the Team, but you must make sure they are an Asset and Not a liability to your Company!
2. Operations: Team & Customer Communication
Communication is key for success in any business. Looking back at this year, did your business have any miscommunication that may have resulted in a project taking up more time than it should have? Or any mistake in general for the operations of your business. We all know that time is money, and miscommunication can result in idle times for your team at the home office. In order for your business to reach success in the 2021 season, communication between everyone is essential in order to meet that goal.
How can you improve communication for your business? If you haven’t done so already, consider the following tips:
- Meetings before and after a project to ensure all team members understand what their roles are and to discuss what went well/what can improve
- Discuss start times, schedules, locations and the order of tasks to help develop a more efficient system
- Quick check-ins can allow you to assess the productivity of your team on a regular basis, and provide instructions on how to best proceed
- Consider communicating through mobile devices or business apps in order for your team to connect with each other with ease
These approaches will help ensure your team is operating efficiently, and increase productivity. It will help you save time and resources while providing great quality service. Staying more in tune with the details of your projects allows for opportunity to adjust and modify a situation that may arise.Customer communication is also important as it is a direct reflection of your business. Getting the job done efficiently is important but it’s not the only goal. Making sure you have provided great customer service is also key to maintaining long-term relationships with clients. Ensure that you stay connected with your customers throughout the project but also follow-up afterwards to make sure that no issues have come up post installation. This is vital. A simple 5% increase in customer retention can increase profitability by 75% because return customers will purchase more over time. Great communication can also result in positive reviews or referrals from your clients, and this will allow your business to grow with more leads and project opportunities.
Looking back at this year, did you notice any trends? Did you have customers that could have used an additional service or product? For example, during regular lawn maintenance did you notice several of your customer could benefit from mosquito and tick control? Or when you replaced a few broken heads, did you notice customers with outdated controllers? Now is the time to rectify these issues and set 2021 goals. Think about expanding your services you currently do not provide such as adding mosquito/tick control to your program offerings, or look to target existing customers with a program for upgrading current systems or adding services you already provide.
When considering which services to expand on or add, it solely depends on your local area. You want to focus primarily on the services you’ve noticed your customers need and frequently request or services your competitors do not offer. When looking to target existing customers for system upgrades, evaluate what opportunities are available. Does it make sense to focus on adding rain sensors? Upgrading to them to WiFi? Expanding lighting beyond just walkways? Take a look at what will give you the biggest bang for your efforts.
These initiatives will not only help you grow your sales but will also enable you to expand your business with new customers who may be in need of these new services or upgrades.
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