From crowded gyms to new hobbies, the beginning of the new year is usually a time to make personal resolutions. But according to a new Manta poll, only 23 percent of the general public made resolutions at the beginning of 2017. Small business owners, on the other hand, are much more committed to setting actionable goals for both their business and personal lives. For instance, Manta’s poll found 66 percent of small business owners set business resolutions while another 54 percent set resolutions for life outside of work.
We’re asked to make tough decisions, have tough conversations, take on tough workloads, inspire tough people and achieve tough goals. There are emotionally-charged conversations to hold. Deadlines are tight and the pressure is on.
The good news is that your small business is humming along. The flip side is that as company owner, you are facing increasing challenges and considerations, such as whether it’s time to expand your brand locally, statewide or even further or how to finance such an expansion, if you wish to pursue it. While you ponder what’s best for you and your enterprise, you still need to oversee it, and you might find yourself somewhat overwhelmed.
According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), small business uncertainty is at an all-time high. According to the NFIB, the October Uncertainty Index rose from 86 to 88. That figure exceeded the previous record established in August 2016.