Have you fallen out of love with your business? Or do you perhaps just have a case of the “blahs”?
If you’ve been in business a while, sometimes things get stale and our relationship with our business isn’t so exciting anymore. This is not a good place to be, especially if you want to keep running a successful business. You might start thinking it’s time for a change, maybe you should close this business and start something new.
But wait! You don’t have to break up just because things aren’t as exciting as they once were. You can put the spark back into your business and get excited about it again. Here are six ways to rekindle the flame and fall back in love with your business.
1. Get a Facelift
No, not you personally (well, that’s your call; I’m not here to judge). Give your business a facelift, otherwise known as an update. Maybe your website is a little five years ago and could use some sprucing up. The same goes for your social media profiles (when was the last time you updated your “about me?”) and your business cards. Check out the current color trends and find a color that sets your heart on fire.
You could also consider sprucing up your office space with a fresh coat of paint, new artwork or accessories.
2. Make Some New Friends
Have you fallen into a work rut? Attending the same events, hanging out with the same people? Maybe it’s time to change things up. Join a Meetup group, take part in a Mastermind, consider your local Chamber of Commerce, or sign up and participate in an online forum. Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely lifestyle, so surrounding yourself with a supportive network who “gets” the entrepreneurial life can make a huge difference.
One of the best things I have done in the last couple of years was become part of a women’s entrepreneurial mastermind group. Weekly Zoom calls and monthly meetups where we share our successes and challenges, and help one another grow our businesses has been energizing.
3. Learn a New Skill
Even if everything is running smoothly, business can lose its luster if we allow ourselves to stagnate. Think about something you have always wanted to do or wished you were better at. Is there a new service or product you’d like to offer, but don’t feel confident enough in your skills? Is there knowledge that could take your business to the next level? Take a class, attend a workshop, go to a conference, or do all three. There’s an excitement and a confidence that comes with learning and mastering something new. It feels good.
4. Create A New Offering Or Add A New Product
Are sales not growing like you’d like them to? Are your customers expressing interest in something related that you aren’t offering? Maybe it’s time to update some existing products, add some new ones, and retire ones that aren’t performing so well anymore (or at least give them a sabbatical). There’s nothing to generate some buzz and excitement like a new relationship, especially when it could be a profitable one.
5. Outsource the Boring Stuff
Are you getting bogged down in mundane tasks that suck the joy out of your day. Perhaps it’s time to outsource the boring parts. Hiring out a Virtual Assistant, or a part-time employee often costs less than you think, especially when you consider how much time it will free up to allow you to do what you do best and enjoy most. Letting go the parts of your business relationship that aren’t working can definitely help you fall back in love with your business.
6. Hire a Business Coach
If the flame is flickering out, and you either aren’t sure what to do to get it back, or you aren’t sure of the direction you should take, a business coach can help you get back on track with your business. Whether it’s helping you figure out the next steps, or just up leveling your game—overall or in a specific area—a business coach can help you figure out what’s not working right in your business, and guide you along the steps to take your business to a new and exciting level of success. To learn more about business coaching and what we can do to help you fall back in love with your business read this, or message me here to set up a free consultation.