You hear that phrase tossed around quite a bit but what does it really mean?
Taking your trucking business to the next level may mean:
- searching for and taking better paying loads,
- signing on with a different carrier
- expanding your business by adding another driver or two, or
- getting your own authority
Your next level will be different than the next drivers next level. You decide and set the goals you want to achieve for your business.
Getting to that next level will involve some work on your part. It means you need to have your finger on the pulse of your business. You need to know where your money is going, how much are you spending, and what you are spending it on.
Evaluate your business and know where the fat is and begin the trimming process. Do this often on a regular basis. Why pay for services you aren’t using and things that are not necessary.
Since we have cell phones and no kids as home anymore, we got rid of our home phone last summer and haven’t missed it. I now pocket the money I was spending on a home phone that was seldom used anymore. All our friends and family got the email or snail mail regardlng the phone change and cell numbers. Everyone likes being able to reach us wherever and whenever. I’m not sure if that is a good thing or not.
OK, its time to start with paper and pen. Sit down and write down your business goals and your plan to get you to your goal. Like mapping out your route to your next drop, you need a plan. Sometimes there are detours, but take them as they come and don’t worry about them ahead of time.
Put to paper what you want to achieve in your business, for example, by year end. Then start thinking about and writing down all the things you will need to do to reach your goal. Be realistic with your goal setting too. You want to be able to achieve your goals. Analyze your map of things to do often and decide whether or not your goal is achievable in the time frame and tweak things from time to time to stay on track.
Also having good trucking software to help you keep track of all your business income and expenses is key. Getting the reports you need to evaluate your business is also a must or you are shooting in the dark. Easy Trucking Software can help you with this at a very affordable price.
Dropping our home phone is just one of the things we did to save money. Now it’s your turn to trim unnecessary expenses and take your business to the next level
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