Plans for the New Year — For business, and for family!

It’s only a matter of days before the ball will drop in Times Square to usher in the New Year. If you haven’t already, now is also the time to start thinking about what the year ahead will mean for your business and family finances.

Business planning
Have you thought about a strategy for 2012? What are your goals and priorities for your business for the coming year? While having a formal business plan is a good idea, many can find the process of creating and reviewing a plan daunting. If that’s the case for you, the experts at Entrepreneur suggest calling the process “goal management.”

Whatever you decide to call it, you want to make sure you have a handle on basic information such as:

  • How many customers are you going to need in order to make a profit?
  • How many prospects does it take to turn a lead into a customer?

Numbers like these can help set your course for the year. Visit for tips on how you can get a handle on these numbers and other ideas for jumpstarting your business in 2012.

Don’t forget your family!
According to Real Simple, you don’t have to be a business professional or entrepreneur to apply business strategies to your home life.
Budgeting, time management and establishing priorities can help you organize your home and family for the upcoming year.

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