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How to Manage Your Business in the Fourth Quarter of the Year

I can hear the music playing already…”It’s the Final Countdown.”

As usual, the year has flown by and you must prepare for the final quarter. Just three months left to finalize projects, prepare for the next year and most importantly, continue to execute your marketing strategy.

While it may seem tough to remain focused, those three things will help you finish the year strong. So, let’s discuss how to follow through with each.

Finalize Projects

This may seem like a no-brainer but get everything done that needs to get done. Since the end of the year is upon us, there will likely be multiple deadlines. Try to stay on top of time sensitive projects and if possible, don’t push back time frames.

Prepare for the Next Year

If the previous task is done properly, your business should be able to transition smoothly into the new year. But there’s more.

Now is the time to review your budgeting plan and marketing strategy by taking a look at the last nine months. You can start preparing for next year by mapping out your budgeting efforts and marketing plans. Getting a head start on this will help you finish out this year strong and continue the momentum into the next.

Continue to Execute Your Marketing Strategy

Do not abandon your marketing strategy. I repeat, do not abandon your marketing strategy.

If we can learn anything from the past, it’s that a business can gain a competitive edge in the last quarter if they remain focused. Launch Marketing recently released an article that reminds us to “Be in the right place at the right time by ensuring ongoing, consistent communications with your audience to build and maintain brand recognition…”

That’s the key. In the fourth quarter of the year, your goal should still be to have your brand on the forefront of consumers’ minds.

As you shift your focus to these three things, remember it’s just three months. So, enjoy this time as you leverage your business into starting next year ahead of your competitors.

image credit: https://www.salesforce.com/blog/2013/10/4th-quarter-selling-strategies-that-do-not-involve-discounting.html

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