Alan Manly featured in The Hip Pocket
Article Date: 07/03/2016
Article Title: 5 Things You Must Do Within Your First Year of Running a Business to Succeed
Your first twelve months in business is the best time to refine habits that will lead to your long term success. Celebrating the success of the startup’s launch should be followed by an awareness that not only will this time be exciting, but the opportunity you sought to go out on your own and be successful must not be wasted.
Don’t wait for a year to see the results. Review your businesses success after the first three months and then in an ongoing manner. The trends will always be there to indicate anything that needs immediate focus. Don’t forget that not only is the business a “startup”, so too is any entrepreneur when running a new venture.
So, how can you ensure survival after the first year? Here’s five bits of advice: