The dawn of a new calendar year is an exciting time for solo and small business owners. Looking ahead, it’s easy to get carried away in a dream of what the year might bring. While I don’t have a crystal ball to help you along, here is my interpretation of what the stars might be saying to you.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 19)
Your business continues to be a top priority for you in 2014, Aquarius. With planetary support behind you, you’ll thrive in whatever new projects you decide to take on. Saying no is difficult for you, so be careful not to bite off more than you can chew. Careful time management is key to helping you stay on track and battle overwhelm.
Pisces (February 20 – March 20)
2014 is all about renewal and transformation, Pisces. It’s your nature to be a creative, free spirit. But now is the time to pinpoint your true passion and focus on making it a reality. The stars are aligned to keep you busy doing what you love; however, the demands of your success may be overwhelming. Be sure to make room for rest and down-time despite your hectic schedule.
Aries (March 21 – April 20)
If you’ve wanted to get more creative with your business, 2014 is the perfect time to do it, Aries. While it’s in your nature to want to make sure everything is perfect, setting such high expectations will hold you back from launching your next great idea or taking your business to the next level. Give your best effort and move forward with confidence.
Taurus (April 21 – May 21)
Freedom defines you and your business this year, Taurus. Freedom comes in the form of your ability to work whenever you like and from wherever you are located. Concentrate on using business tools that enable you to make your work virtual. This may be the year to invest in a new smartphone, laptop or tablet.
Gemini (May 22 – June 21)
You are the master of your time and your work this year, Gemini. It’s up to you to manage your workload and the expectations of those around you. By setting boundaries with others, they’ll know not to expect an immediate email or phone response from you, but because you’ve earned their trust, they’ll be confident you’ll get back to them in a timely manner.
Cancer (June 22 – July 23)
This is the year for you to embrace technology in your business, Cancer. Although you have hesitated in the past now is the time to use it to your advantage. Finding the right tech tools will help your business soar to new heights. It will also leave your friends and colleagues in awe of your innovative genius.
Leo (July 24 – August 23)
One of the most important skills you’ll need to master this year is delegation. As your business grows and you gain more clients, you’ll realize there’s only so much work you can accomplish in a day. Focus on servicing your clients and bringing money into your business. This will make it easier to give the tasks that support your business, to members of your team.
Virgo (August 24 – September 23)
Routine tasks caused you to waste a bunch of time in 2013, Virgo. With a New Year in front of you, now is the time to pinpoint the routine processes in your business that you can systematize. By documenting these processes in your Operations Manual, you’ll stop wasting time recreating the wheel so you can spend more time servicing your clients. More time spent with clients means more happiness and prosperity for you in 2014!
Libra (September 24 – October 23)
Your business is ready to explode off the charts this year, Libra. While slow and steady has been your preferred pace, it’s clear this rhythm gets the job done. Working quietly and diligently behind the scenes has positioned you to put your business out there in a big way. This is your year for greatness!
Scorpio (October 24 – November 23)
You’ll be in the perfect position for people to show you the money in 2014, Scorpio! Your money-making projects combined with your ability to stay on top of your debt and keep your business on budget, will see your good fortune (and bank account) expand.
Sagittarius (November 24 – December 21)
2014 is all about expanding your network, Sagittarius. Your focus is on making connections through social media. Post, tweet and pin your way into the hearts and minds of those around you. The magnetism of your message makes it easy for you to connect with those around you. The year ahead is wide open for taking your goals and group affiliations to the next level.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Get ready for one stellar business year, Capricorn! 2014 may be your most successful year on record thanks to an alignment of planetary energies pushing your business to the next level. While you pride yourself on being reasonable, it is possible for you to keep your feet on the ground and have your head in the stars. Keep dreaming and reaching for your goals.