As 2018 comes to a close, many of us are starting to look forward to 2019 as a chance to take our business dreams to the next level. To help you enjoy your best year yet, here are our top tips for being productive in 2019…

Get organised

Without proper organisation, you won’t ever be as productive as you might like. You’re also at serious risk of getting overwhelmed by stressful situations. Instead of simply thinking about what you’d like to do, set timelines and plans. Feel free to start small, focusing on the broad strokes of your plan; then work on filling in the smaller details. Write everything down, and give yourself deadlines for achieving your goals so you can check on your progress throughout the year.

Get saving

Set yourself a budget and stick to it. Be sure to write it down – this helps ensure you keep track of any expenses and know what you have to spare. If there’s anything you can afford to cut down on, or cut out entirely, do so – you never know when the extra cash could come in handy. No matter what kind of business you run, having a rainy day fund is always helpful, so even if you can only afford to set aside a tiny amount each month, it’s all money in the bank. Arrange a savings account and set up a regular standing order. Consider the cash ‘off limits’ unless there’s an emergency.

Learn to network

You either love it or you hate it, but either way, it’s an essential of modern business. Thankfully, you don’t necessarily have to go to a specific networking event to meet like-minded professionals; with tools like CChat, you can pop into a group call, organise video conferences and much more with ease making your networking efficient and productive.

For in-person networking, seek out events in your field and local area, and put your best foot forward! Be as prepared as you can, and be sure to arm yourself with business cards and contact details so you can build on any business connections you make.

Start a CChat Channel or Business Page

Whether you’re a growing brand or a budding influencer, getting started with a CChat Channel will help you establish and develop as an authority in your field. With no limits to the number of followers you can have, you’ll be able to post messages and keep in touch without hassle. You can also create business listings through the app, giving you a great tool for marketing and ensuring you remain as productive as possible year round.

Invest in Yourself

This doesn’t mean dashing out to spend money you don’t have – far from it. But be sure to take care of yourself, whether that’s adopting a new hobby, taking the time to meet new people or simply making a few lifestyle changes to ensure you’re happier and healthier. Not only will you feel better, but taking time away from your work will help you make better business decisions and leave you feeling renewed and refreshed, so it’s a win-win situation.