One very useful and somewhat easy way to stop the insanity, is to use a little-known business secret called GRAB.
Grab this easy to use template, grab a pen, and grab some time away from distractions. And write down some goals. Then write down some targets. F’rinstance:
Goal: “ Break even.”
Targets: “Generate Gross revenue of $5,500 per month, by end December 2018. This will come from additional work for 4 existing customers and securing 3 new clients per month.”
Enablers: (I will need accurate accounts to know how much I’m spending, and how much is coming in. Otherwise, how will I know if I’ve achieved the goal? Maybe I should contact Barbara, who does accounting for small businesses.)
The Business Goals and Targets Template will help you identify your goals and targets for your small business and give you a backbone for growth!