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2016 came and went so quickly. As far as businesses go, no year ever feels totally satisfying. That said, goal setting remains important. Goals are defined as the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result. New Year’s Resolutions are the perfect opportunity to organize your business aspirations for the next 365 days. According to a study conducted at the University of Scranton, only 45% of Americans set New Year’s Resolutions, while an even lower 8% actually end up achieving those resolutions. Make the most of 2017, and be part of that 8%! Here’s some inspiring resolution ideas for your business, and a few tips on how to see those goals through:

Improve Time Management
There are only 24 hours in a day, so plan your time wisely this year. Make a point of gaining awareness about how you spend your time at work. Are you dedicating too much time to one area? Are you forgetting to make time for yourself? Time management could be as simple as taking a lunch break, or as complicated as breaking up a project wisely.
Advice: In order to improve your time management, you must be disciplined. Self-motivation is important. Find it in yourself to set a plan, and stick to it. Becoming lenient or less strict with your timing is a slippery slope! You will find better results for this resolution if you

Focus On Your Employees
It’s easy to take your loyal, hardworking employees for granted. This year, try to pay attention to their contributions to your business. Let the gratefulness sink in. It feels good. Alternatively, focus on training/hiring solid, reliable people. Notice which individuals stand out, or fall short.
Advice: Next time a member of your staff goes above and beyond, express your gratitude to them. Or, if you notice that a certain employee is not performing well, do not be afraid to address and confront them. Chances are, they will appreciate your attentiveness, and you can both benefit from the confrontation.

Increase Revenue
This is an obvious goal for any business owner. Unfortunately, it’s easier said than done! Financial planning is important for the success of your business. Perhaps 2017 is the year to enforce a new financial plan, or improve upon your existing strategy.
Advice: Keep up with digital marketing using SLNconnect. Create great content and make sure to share it on social media. Customers will respond well to content such as promotions and deals. Solid digital marketing will lead to an increase in revenue over time.

Hopefully one of these resolution ideas inspires you to achieve one of your own this year. 2017 holds endless possibilities- do what you can to optimize those possibilities for your business!

Here are 3, simple, kick-butt tips that will help grow your business, bring in more customers, and make YOU money. Be sure to log into your $LN account and put these great tips to use!

  1. Download the app: You’re business is already on it, so download the app (iPhone or Android) and see what the buzz is all about!
  2. Choose a $LN Ninja: Choose someone to be in charge of posting deals and events! You don’t need to hire anyone, either you or one of your current employees can be in charge of keeping your business on $LN current.  Click Here to view the $LN ninja plan of attack. Hay-ya!
  3. Educate & Engage your employees: Save Local Now will bring customers to your door, so it’s important that your employees understand how $LN works, and even more important you get them excited about it.  Make sure every employee has the $LN app downloaded on their smart phones and that they use it! Not only will they stay informed about your business, but they will also save some bucks at other chamber businesses. Be sure to ask them for feedback on deals, promotions and events. Employees are the best source of customer feedback and inspiration, so ask them what customers may want to see from you. Who knows? One lucky employee may just become your $LN ninja..

That’s it, that’s all it takes to reap some of the great benefits of $LN’s free platform. If you want even more tips, tricks, and help. Check back with us here at the blog for business articles and $LN advice on how to best market yourself locally!

Like your favorite Ninja weapon, Save Local Now™ will help you slice and dice your way through the competition.  But like any weapon, it’s only as good as the Ninja using it.  Lucky for you, 5 minutes per day is about all it takes to keep Save Local Now™ sharp.  Here’s what to do:

$LN Ninja plan of attack:

1.  Choose your $LN Ninja – You do not need to hire anyone.  We repeat.  You do not need to hire anyone.  You just need to identify the $LN Ninja on your team.  Who knows?  It may even be you.

 

2.  Login – Bookmark this page and login to Save Local Now™ every day with your unique username and password.

 

3.  Update – It’s pretty important that customers (and potential customers) can find the most current information about your business on $LN.  Be sure to update your business hours, logo, categories, keywords and custom button.

 

4.  Create – Create as many deals and events as you like.  It’s FREE, UNLIMITED and IMMEDIATE.  Business slow? Post a great deal and share it to attract customers.  Planning a sale?  Schedule it on $LN and tell your customers about it.  Have a weekly promotion?  Remind customers everyday on $LN.  What’s the worst that can happen?  A deal doesn’t work…well…create a better one.  A deal works too well?  Well, that’s not really a problem…is it?

 

5.  Share – Share new deals and events immediately and often.  It takes just one click to promote your business through Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and email.  Ever see that movie “The Butterfly Effect?”  Social Media is kind of like that, but in a good way for your business. People that find you on $LN can share with people that didn’t = More potential customers that know about you.

 

6.  Track – $LN gives you simple, accurate real time “stats” that you can actually use.  Check your stats daily to see how many people have clicked on your business, your deals, events, or shared your stuff on Facebook, twitter, etc.

 

7.  Learn – Check out our blog here for more great ideas. We are constantly posting valuable content that you can use, including promotional ideas, strategies and tactics to help you attract more customers.

Your $LN Ninja Training is complete.  Hay Ya!

Save Local Now™ will bring customers to your door, so it’s important that your employees understand how $LN works.  To assist you, our team of experts developed this very detailed, highly sophisticated 3 step training regimen.  Please read carefully, understand each step and then tell your employees to:

1.  Download the $LN App and use it!  Not only will they keep informed about your business, but they will also save some bucks at other chamber businesses.

 

2.  Share your deals and events with their friends/family/sworn enemies….you get the point.  Encourage them to do it every time you post a new deal or event, so the word gets out immediately.

 

3.  Ask for feedback on deals, promotions and events.  Employees are the best source of customer feedback, so ask them what customers may want to see from you.  Who knows?  One lucky employee just may be your $LN Ninja.

Whew…that was intense!