Residential Systems: Five Ways to Ensure A Successful Year in CI

January 23, 2015

Next week is the last week in January, have you done anything new to ensure a successful year?  Here are five tips from Heather L. Sidorowicz as seen on Residential Systems.

There are things we should be doing during any lull in business, and the beginning of the year is a great time to take a step back and get your ducks all lined up in a row.

Update your Profile: You should update your online profile both personally and professionally. Jump onto LinkedIn and make sure both your company and personal pages are up to date. When you do this on LinkedIn an alert will go out driving focus and reminding your community you exist. Check on your Facebook reviews (make sure you’re still posting consistently). The beginning of the year is also a good time revisit your website. Make sure all your brands are up to date, as is the content on the site. A revamp may be just the thing your company needs to bring it up higher in searches. Reading your content with fresh eyes, make sure your site is sending out the right message about who your company is and what separates you from the pack.

In addition, check out your online information on sites like Yelp, Angie’s List, Manta, and others. The more information about your company out there the better!

Purge and Restock: Now is a great time to clean out your vans/trucks and your warehouse. Who knows what expensive part may be lurking under something else? Go over your stocking list and make sure you are carrying the right parts. Do not forget to get your team involved in this, as they may have some valuable information about what they need on the job site.

Stocking up may seem counter intuitive at a time when business is slow, but investing in the right tools and parts today may save time lost on a job tomorrow.

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Instead of watching the clock tick away to warmer busier days, take this time to ensure a successful year ahead by making the most of today.

*Heather L. Sidorowicz is the president of Southtown Audio Video in Hamburg, NY