To truly succeed, you should consider setting goals at the start of a New Year. And with January just around the corner, there’s no better time than now to start thinking about what you want to accomplish in 2022.
But you may be wondering, why the New Year?
First and foremost, after a hectic Christmas catering period January in comparison is typically the quietest time of year for catering. As your customers start to come back to work over January, it’s a perfect time to direct your resources towards setting some goals.
People are more likely to create goals and take action at the start of a new time period. This is known as the ‘ fresh start effect’. What’s more, research shows that there’s a spike in internet searches for goal-related things in January.
So, we see the New Year as a time that separates the past from the future, and as a time to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going.
Here’s a closer look at the benefits of setting New Year goals for your business:
Before you set your goals, figure out what areas of your business need to or could be improved. Get feedback from your employees and customers and write down all the ideas.
You can also analyze your catering sales for the previous year to gain some insight into what worked and what didn’t. Catering management systems such as FoodStorm can provide detailed analytics on your sales, such as performance by Product, Location and even Time of Day.
Here are some examples of goals to set for your business:
Now, it’s time to choose and create goals that are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic/Relevant and Timely). For example:
FoodStorm has been helping caterers achieve their goals for more than a decade with industry leading catering software. We offer cutting-edge features such as online ordering, order tracking and communication, automated reports and system integration.
For example, our payment and invoicing feature helps you get paid faster for your catering and empower your customers to pay online. It provides secure online payments, credit card storage, automatic invoicing, deposit payments, and more. Our catering software can help you automate your processes, increase catering sales and delight your customers.
We also offer Customer Relationship Management (CRM) features in our software. It gives you access to real-time sales data and customer information, which can help you group or segment your customers, provide tailored customer service, make business decisions and adjust your marketing tactics. You’ll also be able to send targeted marketing communications, record standing order instructions, and predict upcoming catering orders.
Our CRM software can help you achieve greater profitability and customer satisfaction.
Overall, FoodStorm software is a valuable and efficient tool for any catering business aiming to increase productivity and organization. To read more about our service offering click here.