New Year Resolutions Entrepreneurs Need to Make in 2022

Ria Puneyani Ria Puneyani Anik Banerjee Anik Banerjee
Dec 30, 2021 11 min read
New Year Resolutions Entrepreneurs Need to Make in 2022

2021 and the year before looked to be the years when we jumped from one catastrophe to the next. The fears, uncertainties, and disappointments that the years oozed of demotivated many of us. The start of the new year 2022 is thus looked upon by the entrepreneurs, businessmen, and other individuals around the world as a year that will endow the businesses with fresh rays of hope and opportunities to prosper. However, it is the resolutions that we make at the very start of the year that matter much.

New year resolutions have always been occupying a central part of the society in which we live and in the other parts of the world as well. These resolutions are aimed to be made at the beginning of a new year where a person resolves to continue doing what good he/she has been doing and remove their bad traits, undesired habits, or behaviors that he/she hadn't been able to shake off. The new year resolutions have been followed traditionally but not blindly. Research says that setting goals are important for ourselves and our minds and are in fact essential to help us achieve the thing we wished for fast and without any worries. Β  Β 

However, with the year 2022, there is a new ray of hope for entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses. Without proper resolutions, nothing is easily achievable. Startups would float around without objectives and resolutions, and entrepreneurs would have little to no energy to complete things ahead of time. So, instead of being reactive, establishing resolutions this year will allow you to be proactive. These New Year's resolutions would help entrepreneurs revitalize their staff and take their firm to the next level.

Enhance your Leadership Abilities
Take Care of your Health and Avoid Burnout
Create Realistic Organisational Processes
Give Back to People & Community
Develop a Performance Management Plan
Set Clear, Realistic Deadlines
Resurrect the Abandoned Projects that Still Have Scope
Stay Updated with your Website
Stop Overburdening Yourself
Try to Devote Time for your Family
Monitor your Health
Counter your Fears
Be Digitally Strong and Active
Understand and Improve your Finances
Be in Touch with the Current Affairs
Spend More Time with your Employees
Hire Smarter
Write a Personal SWOT Analysis
Conclusion
FAQs

How to make New Year Resolutions and keep it

Enhance your Leadership Abilities

Entrepreneurs New Year Resolution to improve leadership skills
Entrepreneurs New Year Resolution to improve leadership skills

Leadership is a constant learning process, despite it seeming to be a hazy resolution. Being a good leader is one of the most difficult challenges entrepreneurs confront. Gathering support when the morale is down, establishing a climate that encourages innovation, delegating work properly, out-of-the-box thinking, and never losing sight of where you want your company to go are some of the things you can do to boost yourself as a leader. With a range of distinct leadership styles to choose from, the leadership style you choose will impact your startup's culture and capacity to flourish. Proper communication is also expected from a leader, it has been a hot topic in the past months, and will remain as one of the most essential attributes for every leader in the year upcoming too.

With the help of solid leadership, you'll be surprised how far you can go. This is the year to mix things up, get out of your comfort zone, and learn new methods to drive your business ahead, thus becoming an exciting leader.

Take Care of your Health and Avoid Burnout

Returning from a relaxing festive trip with enthusiasm to strike the ground running in January may be rather exhilarating. It's fantastic to take advantage of the extra energy that comes from resting and spending time with loved ones, but before you rush fully into work in 2022, make a strategy to avoid burnout this year.

It's no secret that many small company entrepreneurs put in long hours. But how can you expect to manage a business efficiently if you're fatigued and burned out? Burnout is harmful to you, your company, and your personal life. Mentally, physically, and emotionally, you must be in good health. We all have various limits and we can work to that extent only. There is also a threshold also when dealing with stress. So, you need to make sure that you're healthily running your company without fatiguing yourself in order to go for long.

Knowing when to take a break, establishing clear limits, and asking for help are excellent methods to avoid burnout. Give your immune system a shot in the arm. You will be more productive and happy if you eat well and exercise often. This implies you'll take fewer sick days and complete assignments on schedule.

Create Realistic Organisational Processes

If you want to start the new year feeling energetic, you must do this. Take some of the weight off yourself by sharing the knowledge with your colleagues. It will only be beneficial to the firm and its operations. The delegation will be made more straightforward as a result of this new year resolution.

While the whole idea of making business resolutions may be to be overly ambitious, taking a more realistic approach can sometimes be beneficial. While many individuals enjoy arranging their homes at the start of the year, you can do the same with your business. And creating natural processes is fundamental to every excellent organisational structure. Take a close look at what worked and didn't work for you and your team in the previous year.

It's all too tempting to get caught up in the enthusiasm of a new year and set your sights on significant improvements. However, to be sustainable, an organisational structure must be reasonable.

What procedures appeared to be causing more bother than they were worth? Which of these had to be refreshed several times because the system was too difficult to keep up with? Use the information you've gathered to adjust your processes for 2022.


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Give Back to People & Community

Everyone has had a difficult time during the last two years. So, please take a minute to thank the community for keeping your business afloat during these trying times and then give back to it. Giving back to the people who help you succeed is a simple way to express gratitude.

Volunteering or mentoring are some of the most rewarding things you can do. Connect and reach out to someone who is just getting started and might benefit from your advice as part of a community. Donate your time and money, as well as resources, to assist individuals in your community get the support they need. Please demonstrate that you have their backs as much as they have yours. You'll be recognized as generous as well as someone who people desire to work with. Sharing a few hours to help others will be rewarding, and will also allow you to cultivate empathy and recall why you started your business.


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Develop a Performance Management Plan

Entrepreneurs New Year Resolution to improve performance
Entrepreneurs New Year Resolution to improve performance

You may update your performance plan with your expertise and knowledge now that you've already determined the marketing activities that have benefitted your firm the most last year and those that didn't. Your staff is a critical component of your business, and its success may either assist or hinder it. If you want to feel safe when you're not at work, you'll need a performance-management plan. Your new strategy should eliminate anything that didn't work before focusing on your company's most effective. New tactics are welcome to be included as well. This can help you choose where you should spend your marketing budget in 2022 to obtain the most return on your investment. This strategy might help your staff stay focused on the company's objectives. You'll also be able to recognize who needs additional training or is ready for a leadership role, and you'll be able to make more objective decisions about staff changes and compensation.

Set Clear, Realistic Deadlines

Deadlines are always important when it comes to working. Furthermore, when it comes to running a company or being an entrepreneur, it is more than essential to abide by strict deadlines. In case they are not there, then draw your own deadline. However, it is essential to note that the deadlines you draw are not unreal. So, in this new year, try and set precise deadlines that you can achieve.

Resurrect the Abandoned Projects that Still Have Scope

Life gives us opportunities to start with something new but we rarely find time enough to resume the unfinished projects that we left in the midway. Most of these projects are left undone by the entrepreneurs due to the lack of funds or relevant market to earn profit from them. However, the markets can also reverse any time. This is why it is important to check out the projects that are yet to be completed and analyze the markets for them before starting them again. If they are to be started, then let's start them with this new year 2022!

Stay Updated with your Website

Entrepreneurs and their businesses are all mostly digital now. Therefore, it is also important that their own identities via personal websites are also well-maintained online. If you are an entrepreneur, and it has been quite some time since you have last updated your website, then update it now as the new year's resolution to reap all the benefits ahead! Β 

Stop Overburdening Yourself

Work, work, and work lead to noting but piling tensions, intensifying headaches, and serious burnouts. It's great if you have already understood the aftermath of burnouts but if you are yet to do so, then stay cautious and stop overburdening yourself before it is too late! Β 

Try to Devote Time for your Family

Our families are almost as important as our career if not more. Cracks in our career or business can heal but relationships are difficult to mend and the scare that a sour relationship leaves on us probably stays forever with us. Therefore, realize your priorities and dedicate some time at least to your family and dear ones who love you and care for you!

Monitor your Health

Our health is our priority and it is one of such priceless assets that simply cannot be overlooked. Good mental and physical health leads to a successful career but once our health goes bad, the whole thing can mess up badly. Therefore, it is necessary for you to understand your physical and mental health condition and take immediate action to repair it as soon as you discover something is wrong with it.

Counter your Fears

We all have our own set of fears. From the employees to the business owners, entrepreneurs, and others, everyone is afraid of something or the other related to the work they do. For example, an entrepreneur may be afraid of facing disappointments, failing in his/her endeavor, waning funds, and more. However, it is essential that they are ever ready to counter the worst of their fears with regard to their business. So, let 2022 be the start of the entrepreneurs enabling themselves to counter their fears. Β 

Be Digitally Strong and Active

Digital is the way of the world and all the businesses today are relying on the digital platform for their growth. So, it's not uncommon that entrepreneurs are also highly motivated to stay digitally active. This not only helps them stay informed about their rivals and requirements but also aids them to build their network online. You should also start boosting your digital presence and staying active at least for the sake of the new year.

Understand and Improve your Finances

Financial health is really important whether it is for businesses, individuals, or entrepreneurs. Understanding one's finances and improving them is a priority, especially when it comes to budding entrepreneurs and professionals. So, stop being reluctant about knowing about your financial health, analyze it deeply, and take adequate steps to improve it!

Be in Touch with the Current Affairs

The present is where we live and this is why we need to stay abreast of current affairs. Keeping track of the recent events and happenings around the world is the duty of everyone as an individual and more so when it comes to entrepreneurs. Staying informed of current affairs helps entrepreneurs know of their own position and that of their business, analyze the market efficiently and stay ahead of their rivals and peers. Β  Β  Β  Β 

Spend More Time with your Employees

It is essential to monitor the employees' performances and give them the feedback that they owe. However, along with it, it is also necessary that the employees get an ample amount of support from their employers and other key executives of the company. This helps in boosting the morale of the employees, thereby giving a boost to the overall productivity. So, without further ado, start spending some more time with the employees so that they feel that they belong somewhere in the organization. Β  Β 

Hire Smarter

It is the employees that make up a company. Smart and effective employees always stand the best chance of survival in a competitive environment and it is the hiring process that can be held responsible for the batch of employees hired. This process of hiring employees should be strong enough and should sieve in the best employees required for the roles. Β  Β 

Write a Personal SWOT Analysis

SWOT is the acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. A SWOT analysis is a buzzword in today's businesses and SWOT is certainly necessary regardless of the type, region, and nature of a business. However, it also stands to be an important analysis for the employees and even the entrepreurs as individuals. Now, if you are an entrepreneur and you have never thought of doing a SWOT analysis on yourself, then you are certainly away from all that you can achieve ahead. So, kickstart the new year with a revealing SWOT analysis of yourself that will help you know your weaknesses and identify and capitalize on your strengths while being informed about all the opportunities that lay ahead and the threats that are hovering above.


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Conclusion

These resolutions will help you start the new year 2022 with a renewed boost, thereby helping your company significantly in its growth along with steering it away from any dangers that are likely to befall. Listen to the employees' and the customers' inputs, experiment with new tools and marketing tactics, track performances, clean up your business mess, and give back to your community to become a great entrepreneur in the coming years.

StartupTalky salutes your inner entrepreneur and wishes you a very happy and prosperous new year ahead!

FAQs

What are the top 5 New Year's resolutions for entrepreneurs?

Top 5 New Year Resolutions for entrepreneurs to make in 2022 are:

  • Enhance your Leadership Abilities
  • Take Care of your Health and Avoid Burnout
  • Create Realistic Organisational Processes
  • Give back To People & Community
  • Develop a Performance-management Plan

What are the qualities to be a successful entrepreneur?

Some of the qualities to be a successful entrepreneur are:

  • Leadership qualities
  • Risk-taking abilities
  • Great communication skills
  • Clear vision
  • Curiosity and ability to learn

Who are the young entrepreneurs in India?

The top 10 young entrepreneurs in India are:

  • Ritesh Agarwal
  • Trishneet Arora
  • Tilak Mehta
  • Bhavish Aggarwal
  • Divya Gandotra Tandon
  • Sreelakshmi Suresh
  • Akhilendra Sahu
  • Farrhad Acidwalla
  • Kavita Shukla
  • Ranveer Allahbadia

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