The year always flies by in a flash. You are busy, you are making money, and you’re building your life. When this happens, you may forget to take the time to review certain aspects of your business. There are areas that need your attention so that they don’t negatively influence your future down the line. Here are four things you should do for your small business once a year.
Meet With Your Employees
At least once a year, check-in with your employees. Get everyone together in one space in order to give everyone an opportunity to speak about what they would like to see improved and what you are doing right. Everyone will get a chance to hear everyone’s opinions for themselves, and you will get a full inside view of how things are running and the level of happiness of your employees. This is a great way to make the necessary internal changes your business may need to make your team happier.
Measure Your Technical Debt
Like financial debt, technical debt can really weigh you down. Technical debt is the information technology of your company that is no longer useful and taking up space. Once a year, measure technical debt and see what parts of your database can be cleaned out to make more room. Apps, repositories, outdated information, and outdated files can all be deleted and removed so they are no longer slowing down your systems or preventing you from storing new, important data into your company.
Change Something In Your Space
We could all use a little change. Changing something once a year in your office or business can do wonders for everyone’s mental health and attitude. It is very easy to fall into a rut or feel stuck in a pattern or routine. When you change a little something once a year, the space will feel fresh and it will invigorate employees and yourself to feel that you are making moves and not just doing the same thing over and over again.
Change the color of the walls, revamp the furniture, or change the art. Sometimes, changing around people’s desks or work areas will inspire them to be creative and change their perspective of the job. A new view of the same room helps employees work differently and think differently, which will bring a fresh vibe to your company.
Review Your Marketing
Every year, make a positive change to your marketing strategy. Trying something new may help you stumble upon a new audience or a new crop of clients. Every now and again, your branding is going to need to be freshened up so that it stands out and doesn’t seem to be boring or irrelevant. Try posting on a new platform or creating a new kind of content. Find new places to share your brand so that you can explore new groups of people. This can also lead to new networking opportunities and that is also a yearly tradition you should implement into your business.