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by Tom Watson on December 30, 2012

When it comes to setting some business goals for the new year, most people talk a good game but don’t actually do anything other than daydream about it.

The reasons for this are many, but at the top of the list is the perception that it’s very time-consuming. While setting goals does take some time, it doesn’t need to be horribly complicated.

So in the spirit of keeping things simple, I’m going to share with you my thoughts on making the whole goal setting process more lightweight and nimble. I do this because the easier it is, the more engaged people generally will be.

Once we become engaged, the more likely we will commit to taking some action. And as we all know, something in motion tends to stay in motion. So the whole idea here is to make you think about just one goal for each aspect of your business THEN get you to take action.

So I’m breaking the goal setting process down into just 5 questions.

  1. How can I become a better CEO.
  2. How can I improve my staff?
  3. How can I make things run smoother?
  4. What is my biggest financial goal?
  5. How will I acquire new business?

The answers to these five questions and how well you address them will go a long way towards determining how well your business performs next year. So take a few minutes right now and tackle the biggest issue that comes to mind for each question.

As you can see each question forces you to address a different area of your business. This is done in an attempt to get you to take a more well-rounded look at what needs to get done to make your business grow in a healthy way.

Many times we get stuck just on just one area, leaving the rest of the business to suffer. This then leads to more roadblocks to success down the road. To make the task easier I’ve created a simple one page template to jump-start the goal setting process. Download the free template below.

Click Here To Go To Download Page (LOOK FOR FILE #16)

I know a year seems like a long time, but once you dig in and try to get things accomplished you realize just how fast time flies. Between family, friends, work and everything else that gets thrown our way, getting things done gets difficult. But with a clear set of goals, the process will be much easier!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ken December 31, 2012 at 10:05 am

Tom,
Realistically, what is the minimum amount of money needed to start a cleaning business?

Ken

2 Tom Watson December 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Hi Ken! That depends on MANY factors, plus your goals and objectives for getting started. The MAIN factor that comes to mind is… Are you going with a bare bones setup, or do you have a little more leeway for getting the word out? If your goal is a “bare bones” start-up, then it would be a few hundred in a nutshell (which is what I did when starting). With that said, the less you have, the more you need to HUSTLE and find LOW COST methods of spreading the gospel you own a cleaning business.

3 Chris January 16, 2013 at 8:57 am

Including the book, before I got my first client I would say it cost me approx $1,000 to start my business. This included website which I did myself using WordPress, buying a name, registering the business, buying business cards, and a few direct mail campaigns, getting insurance and other misc things.

Just thought that this would help

Chris

4 Tom Watson January 16, 2013 at 9:57 am

Thanks for sharing that Chris! That is a perfect snapshot of the getting started process.

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