Article written by Nathan Todd, ASBAS Advisor, Western Sydney Business Centre.

Well, it’s that time of year (already), the Christmas period can be both a rewarding time for small businesses and a stressful one. So, as you start to pack up your last orders and close your doors for another year, it’s time to reflect on 2022 and analyse how well your business performed. What improvements/adjustments do you need to make for 2023? But more importantly, it’s time to celebrate another year having run a successful small business.

It’s time to take a break and unwind, this will help with the longevity of your business, reduce the stress of the year, and help kick start 2023. Once you have had your break and are ready to return, make sure you have a plan for the year and set out your goals. Where do you want to be at the conclusion of the year? How many clients? How much turnover? It’s important to set these goals, and plan for how you are going to achieve them.

You must take the time to create a social media strategy for your business, conduct a business health-check, and expand on your knowledge by attending our free webinars. We also have many advisors that would be more than happy to meet with you regularly to continue your businesses growth.

There have been many challenges throughout the last few years, but as a business owner, you can hold your head high as we close the doors on 2022. We have seen many great businesses come through our Centre this year, and it was great to be able to assist them on their small business journey. So, from both myself and the staff at the Western Sydney Business Centre, we thank the community for having trust in us, and we look forward to helping many more next year!