New year's resolutions are a long-standing tradition, but they tend to be personal rather than business-wide. Whether you're in charge of a large company or department, or are self-employed, now is the perfect time to take a fresh look at how you run things and plan to make changes for the better.
These changes don't need to take the form of grand schemes - indeed, often the simpler, easy-to-implement tweaks can have a considerable impact. Take travel, for instance. Switching from public transport to car hire, or even changing car hire companies, can provide you with a host of benefits.If you currently rely on public transport, car hire has a lot to offer you - not least in cost efficiency, especially if several employees are able to share one vehicle. It is also time efficient - after all, it enables you to work your travel plans around your own arrangements, rather than having to stick to train and bus schedules. This might not initially sound like it makes a significant impact, but in actual fact it can free up hours of your time, particularly if you travel regularly.
It also enables you to transport greater amounts with ease, which makes life much easier if you rely on visual aids for presentations, or regularly take samples of material goods to clients. Struggling to get these onto public transport isn't just inconvenient, but can also increase your stress levels.If you already use car hire services, now is the perfect time to take a look at how efficiently you are using them. Are you hiring more cars than you need to, for instance? Or could you be selecting smaller models to save money?Another interesting area to look at is fuel - fuel efficiency can make a big difference to your overall spend, particularly if you are travelling long distances.