New Year’s the perfect time to start making changes. Here are some top resolutions for business owners who want a fruitful 2014.

1. Become a better delegator

Your business is your baby – it’s tough to trust others with it. However, you’re just one person and the only way to realistically grow is to share responsibility.

2. Learn something new every day

No doubt your business keeps you busy! Always try to learn something new a day to stay on top of your game.

3. Drop what’s not working

If there’s ever a time of year for cleansing your business, now’s it! If something’s not quite working, axe it. You’ll then have more time to focus on what is.

4. Talk less and listen more

They say that the most intelligent people are good listeners. It’s because you learn more by listening more.

5. Set achievable goals

Optimism is useful, but focusing on unrealistic pipedreams and you may not accomplish anything at all. Focus on setting yourself small, achievable SMART goals…let’s see where you are at the start of 2015!

6. Join a new networking group

Social media isn’t just for teenagers. It’s a great way of finding out about your competition, getting customer insight and sharing ideas with others in your industry.

7. Take time to mentor and teach

Employees will become better at their job. They’ll also feel more loyalty to you and your company.

By Tirebuck Recruitment, a Solihull job Agency