Come up with a filing system, and get rid of all the papers you don’t need, it will make it easier to find important papers later on.
Come up with two to-do lists. One should list everything you need to get done soon. It can contain short, medium and long-term projects, and you should be constantly adjusting it. The other to-do list should have things that need to be done on the current day.
Take breaks throughout your day-it helps to clear your mind and take off some pressure. Something as easy as getting up and walking to the water cooler.
Welcome input from co-workers, employees, and clients; they might be able to offer lots of information for how you can grow.
Be visual…picture how you want your business to be, and work towards that.
Don’t fret over mistakes, learn from them.
Set goals. Setting them and having them in your mind is an essential part of having a successful business.
Keep abreast of trends. Events and changes in the global landscape will have an effect on your business. Join professional associations, go to conferences, etc.
Always motivate your staff. Read up on what works, and do it. Motivated staff perform better.
Don’t take too long to get started in the morning-limit your coffee getting, reading emails, etc., to about 20 minutes. Morning is often the most productive part of the day.
Do one thing at a time. Trying to do too many things at once will easily overwhelm you. Do one thing, complete it, and then move on.
Make networking something you do on a regular basis; you never know whom you’ll end up getting connected with.
Do an assessment of the current market to see how your business measures up.
Make sure the professional image you are putting out there is consistent, and reflects your product accurately.
Be sure you know how to delegate. You don’t have to do it all yourself.
Embrace innovation, and be innovative when solving problems. Research ways to grow your business, and pick the ones that will work for you.
Stand out in the crowd. You need to know what makes you different; embrace it and let people know about it. Don’t badmouth competitors; just show why you are different.
Use social media. Your company should be active in social media; just make sure it’s the right platform so you aren’t wasting your time.
Keep your employees happy; they are absolutely your best assets.
Love what you do. If you don’t love it, your business is not going to thrive.