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Small Business Link Roundup For January​, 2019

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We hope 2019 is off to a good start for all of our readers. Here are some of the best articles we found in the month of January to get you even more inspired:

7 Goals You Need to Have This Year For Your Business To Succeed

For many people, the beginning of the year is a time of setting New Year’s resolutions, implementing new changes, and defining new goals. The beginning of the new year is a clean slate. It is a good time to think about where you would like to take your business and determine your next steps. 

Each year, you should plan to set goals to increase profitability and grow your small business. Also, you should plan to make changes to anything which is not working and ensure the company is focused on key metrics and desires you would like to set for your company. Read more here.

9 Ways to Conquer Fear and Realize Your True Potential

Fear is a great thing. It’s nature’s way of awakening us to danger, like when a lion is about to chase us. It puts you in a heightened state of awareness and performance and can bring out the best in you. My greatest fear is not fulfilling my potential. I’m terrified of missing out on the life I was supposed to have. I imagine two scenarios when I die and meet the person I could have been: In heaven, we’re identical twins. In hell, we’re strangers.

I created that fear on purpose because I believe in leveraging fear, not avoiding it. When I make a decision, I ask myself whether it puts me closer to becoming that man or further away. Every action I take stems from that fear, including whether to make a phone call or go to the gym. Read more here.

Life Skills You Need to Increase Your Likelihood of Success

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a company leader, or an entry-level employee, there are certain life skills that will not only increase your chances of being successful but will also help you maintain that success.

As I plot my goals for this year, one is making sure my kids are consistently learning these skills — I still don’t see them being taught in school as much as they should, which is a bit disappointing. These include things like personal finance, which my mom taught me at an early age. This actually set me up to obtain my first loan for my first business.

But what other important life skills are needed to help you — or your children — become super successful in life? Here are seven skills that I believe are absolutely essential. Read more here.

Trends Affecting Small Business Owners in 2019

Small business owners are gearing up for what they hope will be another banner year for them. 

Fueling optimism are several trends that owners would be wise to understand so that they can further bolster their businesses in 2019.

These trends mostly relate to emerging technology. And while all the rage in previous years has been on the newly developed Blockchain technology, there are several other areas that are just as beneficial to small businesses. Read more here.

How to Build A Successful Content Marketing Strategy from Scratch in 2019

In his book 10x Marketing Formula, Garrett Moon says most editorial calendars turn into gym memberships. What once started with determination and excitement turns into the thing you neglect. Things just get in the way, right?

They don’t have to.

A report by Content Marketing Institute discovered that the two biggest benefits of a well-documented content marketing strategy are:

  • It aligns teams around a common mission or goal
  • It makes it easier to determine which type of content to develop

But if you’re not in on the action and are publishing content by the seat of your pants, you’re not the only one.

The same report found that just 39% of B2B marketers have a documented content strategy. Read more here.

If you missed last month’s roundup, we had some great articles featured:

[Small Business Link Roundup for December]

Author: Raya Khashab

Raya is the CEO and co-founder of ezClocker. She is passionate about customers and building products that change the way people run their business. She is also a big supporter of the startup community and helping people achieve their dreams.

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