As the year comes to an end, the weekly tip series has reached its finale! As time passes, we tend to forget things we have learned. There’s a reason the first days of school were always a review of what you learned the previous year. As the final tip of the year, remember to go back and review what you’ve learned – including the previous tips! Look back at all 52 tips to review what you missed and to refresh your memory!

 

Tip #1: Set Office Hours

Tip #1: Set your office hours.

Tip #2: Write your mission statement

Tip #2: Write Your Mission Statement

Tip #3: Edit your email signature line

Tip #3: Edit your email signature line.

Tip #4: Take a group photo

Tip #4: Take a team photo

Tip #5: Watch a TED Talk

Tip #5: Learn something new by watching a TED Talk

Tip #6: Give a referral

Tip #6: Give a referral

Tip #7: Know your biggest competition

Tip #7: Know Your Biggest Competition

Tip #8: Join a business organization or networking group

Tip #8: Join a networking group.

Tip #9: Plan your phone and voicemail greeting

Tip #9: Plan your phone and voicemail greeting

Tip #10: Look at the big picture

Tip #10: Look at the big picture

Tip #11: Create your brand

Tip #11: Create Your Brand

Tip #12: Say No

Tip #12: Say No

Tip #13: Pick a daily goal

Tip #13: Pick a Daily Goal

Tip #14: Write your bio

Tip #14: Write Your Bio

Tip #15: Write down how your business helps people

Tip #15: Write Down How Your Business Helps People

Tip #16: Make a budget

Tip #16: Create Your Budget

Tip #17: Find your place in your industry

Tip #17: Learn How You Fit Into Your Industry

Tip #18: Compliment your employees

Tip #18: Compliment Your Employees

Tip #19: Understand the difference between cash basis and accrual basis accounting

Tip #19: Understand Cash & Accrual Methods of Accounting

Tip #20: Know the difference between advertising and marketing

Tip #20: Learn the Difference Between Advertising and Marketing

Tip #21: Talk to an attorney

Tip #21: Talk to an Attorney

Tip #22: Request testimonials

Tip #22: Request Testimonials

Tip #23: Make a prospect list

Tip #23: Make a Prospect List

Tip #24: Look yourself up

Tip #24: Look Yourself Up

Tip #25: Create (or update) your LinkedIn business page

Tip #25: Create (or Update) Your LinkedIn Business Page

Tip #26: Check your phone system

Tip #26: Check Your Phone System

Tip #27: Implement a vacation policy

Tip #27: Implement a Vacation Policy

Tip #28: Draw your company hierarchy

Tip #28: Draw Your Company Hierarchy

Tip #29: Organize your computer files

Tip #29: Organize Your Computer Files

Tip #30: Narrow your target market

Tip #30: Narrow Your Target Market

Tip #31: Reality check your employee wages

Tip #31: Reality Check Your Employee Wages

Tip #32: Delegate a task

Tip #32: Delegate a Task

Tip #33: Unsubscribe

Tip #33: Unsubscribe

Tip #34: Have coffee with another business owner

Tip #34: Have Coffee with Another Business Owner

Tip #35: Give your employees titles

Tip #35: Give Your Employees Titles

Tip #36: Mystery shop your business

Tip #36: Mystery Shop Your Business

Tip #37: Set an out of office message (when you are away)

Tip #37: Set an Out of Office Message

Tip #38: Use your brand colors

Tip #38: Use Your Brand Colors

Tip #39: Call a prospect

Tip #39: Call a Prospect

Tip #40: Update your website info

Tip #40: Update Your Website Info

Tip #41: Talk with an HR specialist

Tip #41: Talk with an HR Specialist

Tip #42: Re-read your contracts

Tip #42: Re-read Your Contracts

Tip #43: Clean out your inbox

Tip #43: Clean Out Your Email Inbox

Tip #44: Update your headshot

Tip #44: Update Your Headshot

Tip #45: Change your prices

Tip #45: Change Your Prices

Tip #46: Read your online reviews

Tip #46: Read Your Online Reviews

Tip #47: Ask for constructive feedback

Tip #47: Ask for Constructive Feedback

Tip #48: Say thank you

Tip #48: Say Thank You

Tip #49: Update your regulatory filings

Tip #49: Update Your Regulatory Filings

Tip #50: Train your employees to do something new

Tip #50: Train Your Employees to do Something New

Tip #51: Celebrate victories

Tip #51: Celebrate!

Tip #52: REVIEW!

Reviewing helps to transfer information into your long-term memory, allowing you to put the info to use in your business for years to come.

I hope you have found the weekly tip series to be helpful! Wishing you continued success on all of your small business ventures!

During 2019, 4 Oranges is committed to bringing you weekly tips in the form of To-Do List items that you can complete in an hour or less. These tips were generated from reviewing best practices from the hundreds of businesses I’ve worked with over the past 15 years. I expect you’re already doing some (but not all) of them. Improve your business by making quick fixes that have long-lasting results.

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