The “Big (football) Game” is over, but your big game is just beginning. It’s time to plan out – and prepare – to ensure 2020 is your best year yet.

Just like football is about teamwork, practice and execution, your business must be, too. So, here’s SBS Accounting & Advisors’ playbook to get you the wins you need in 2020!

Reflecting on 2019 … With an Eye on the Future

They say don’t look back at the past with regret, so don’t let it hold you back from a brighter future. To get to where we want to go, we must see where we’ve gone, and assess what has worked and what hasn’t worked.

Start by asking yourself some questions. What great things happened in 2019? What didn’t work? What could you improve on? What would you like to do better? What are your core values moving forward? What are your goals for 2020 and beyond?

These may seem like basic questions (and ones SBS can help you with!), but with the weight of running a business on our shoulders, we often don’t take the time to truly assess where our business stands, where we want it to go and take the action required to get to that next point. We are often so fixated on mistakes or failure that we tend to lose sight of the bigger picture.

But, these failures can simply be learning lessons for improvement. Sometimes, we just need to face our fears and show a little gumption and resolve to overcome the past in order to be better in the future. The great Winston S. Churchill once said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Become a Stronger Leader 

As a small business owner, you are not just the quarterback of the team, but also the owner, general manager and coach. You wear many hats, and that’s why it is so important to be a strong leader for your team and your business.

As business owners, we want everything done in a certain way, and so it’s natural to want to do all of it ourselves. But, that’s impossible. So, you must be willing to train your team, trust your key players and ultimately delegate some of the work. It’s tempting to hire the brightest and highest credentialed candidates in the job market, but sometimes, you just need to find the most honest, hard-working and enthusiastic staff, and then provide them the knowledge and insight they need to carry out your message and purpose in business.

For tips on being a better leader, check out one of our blogs. We’d also love to hear from you to learn about your personal journeys.

Quick-Hitters to Round Out Your Playbook

At SBS, we strive to provide you powerful solutions to your everyday needs. That often involves finding the technology you need to save you time, as well as helping you understand what your numbers really mean, and turning that data into long-term business growth.

Here are some quick-hitters that dive into those elements and more to round out your playbook for 2020 and beyond:

  • Understand, and capitalize on, your cash flow.
  • Utilize tools and resources to save time and money, such as social media, apps, QuickBooks Online and the cloud.
  • Tap into KPIs to turn data into visible success.
  • Don’t put off your bookkeeping needs.

Don’t Wait Until Fourth Down to get Started – We are Here to Help!

Putting off planning out, and preparing for, your 2020 strategies and goals will get you nowhere. You’ll just be scrambling, in a rush and failing to convert.

So, proactively plan now so that you can get your playbook down pat, and then you can work on executing it throughout the year. And, don’t worry about feeling overwhelmed because SBS is here for you every step of the way.

Are you ready to go to the end zone and even do a touchdown celebration? Contact us today to get started, or if you have any questions. You’ll be on your way to winning the game and making some fans.