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At Growth Partners, we’re big believers that you need to spend quality creative time working on your business, as well as have a healthy work-life balance for your wellbeing.

Many small business owners share the same sentiment: they want to spend more time working on, not in, their business, as well as grow their personal wellbeing and satisfaction.

We have three key tips that are too good not too share!

Leading businesswoman, TV personality and founder of one of Australia’s leading health and fitness brands Michelle Bridges shared some insightful thoughts at the Better Business Summit earlier this year on this very topic.

1. Do not spend the first hour of your day reading emails. Many busy small business owners are no doubt guilty of this. It kills creativity. Instead use that hour to be creative and work on your business rather than in your business.

2. Think of business planning as training. It’s the early morning exercisers that are more regular. They get it done before life starts.

3. Ask yourself what do you really want? Surprisingly, many business owners struggle to articulate what they want from their business. Do you want some staff training? Do you want more customers? Once you’ve taken some time to figure this out, you need to have a plan, but having a plan isn’t enough. You also need action. What action will you take to achieve your goal?

As we come to the end of the year, now’s the perfect time to reflect on your business – the good and the bad – and find ways to improve in the New Year. Try and step away from becoming bogged down in the stress of the day-to-day operations and take some time to innovate, create and set new goals for your business.

Growth Partners