Full steam ahead into 2018! What are the top 5 action items to complete between now and December 31st?

The countdown is on, before you know it 2018 will be here and we will rewind the clock to start the journey of working toward and completing our goals for the year all over again. I love this time of year because it gives us the opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start fresh.  However, it’s not 2018 yet!  So…what are those key items you want to accomplish between now and the end of the year to give you the best start to the New Year you can possibly have?

Here are a few from my list. Use these to help cement your year-end plan!

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TIP: Start with 3 to 5 Goals

Starting your new business means an endless to-do list.  Focus on 3–5 goals initially and add from there. Having too many goals can create diffusion and detract from what’s really important. For more tips, order your copy of From Start-Up to Success today!

Business Tip: Start with 3 to 5 goals initially and add from there

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Why did I decide this was important to write? Who am I to be the best person to write this?

As women, the hurdles we often face in the professional and executive world can be daunting. I have lived through inequality in the pay I received, double standards for performance, and in my industry, the proverbial “good old boys club.” While it can be challenging to persevere if you are faced with these issues, it can be even harder if you are a business owner without a clear path. Read more

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TIP: Planning is Essential

Many new business owners say they are simply too busy for planning.  But, don’t skip this important step.  Whatever it takes, lock yourself in a room and just do it.  When putting your plan together, don’t confuse “planning” and “implementation” as they are two very different things.  The business plan, however, is a set of instructions for your business and/or executive role. So no matter how hard it may seem to write your plan, you HAVE to do it.

Business Tip: A plan is essentially the map or directions to the place you ultimately want you and/or your business to go.