The ink is barely dry on your new business cards, but your new business is ready to receive its first customer and sale. Before you get started and before your business becomes a hotbed of furious spending activity, you might want to take the time to properly organize the venture you plan to run. Do you take the time to map out a business plan at the end of every year?
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Small business owners should already have a business plan well into place for 2014. If you yourself are a small business owner and you don’t have a business plan already in place for next year then you need to get started now! By making a list (or using this one), and checking it twice, you can ensure a successful start to 2014 for your business. Is there a list that you follow at the end of each year to make it easier to transition into the new year?
So if you don’t have a plan for 2014 then now is the time to get all of your notes, profits and loss statements and any summaries of your previous years successes and failures to apply to the plan for next year. What do you feel is the most important thing to reflect upon when creating a stronger business plan for the next year?
It is always good to start planning for tax season by the end of the year. Not only do you want to make sure that your taxes are in order but you will want to make sure that everything is set to be out in the next month or so for your employees as well. Are your taxes already for your CPA? Check out some of our tax and accounting tips that you can apply to prepare in advance for 2014.
Congratulations on your decision to slough off of the traditional job for the greener pastures of business ownership. Starting a business in 2014 is not going to be easy, but it’s the best way to go if you want to carve out your own niche in the months and years ahead. If you don’t already have a well detailed business plan in place for 2014 you really need to read some of our posts at the Job Crusher website. Or do you think your game plan is rock solid?