9 Tips for a Prosperous Business in 2023

Feb 2, 2023

business prosperity tips 2023

A month has passed into 2023 and the Lunar Year of the Water Rabbit is here. Chinese astrology recommends making an effort to turn your dreams into reality, inspiring a prosperous business plan for many. 

That, however, is not without seeking more time for relaxation and a few more breaks from time to time. Like the rabbit, you can be agile this year while still being soft and self-caring. 

With the right resolutions, you can start scaling your business this year and experience growth, both in business and in your personal life.

Here are some resolutions you can add to your current list to really nurture the successful business you deserve.

1. Get Into Outsourcing

If you’re still not outsourcing your tasks to specialists and experts, you’re definitely not using your resources in the best way. Exhausting your budget for local staff and overhead costs is not the way to go anymore.

With the pandemic normalizing and introducing new ways to work remotely, tapping into a global talent pool has made way for more innovation and productivity in the workplace. These are just some of the top benefits of workforce diversity and labor arbitrage.

Consider outsourcing administrative tasks like paperwork reconciliation and schedule management to a virtual assistant to see how much outsourcing can make your life easier.

2. Use a Growth Strategy

Believe it or not, you’ve probably done enough downsizing and cost-cutting last year. It’s time for you to move forward with a growth strategy.

If you leverage outsourcing to offshore talents, you can avoid dealing with the high costs of hiring locally. Outsourcing, therefore, can play a key role in your 2023 growth strategy.

This can look like having an Executive Virtual Assistant take over much of your daily tasks so you can focus on new product development or even a joint venture.

You can even have a marketing virtual assistant conduct market research and plan a market development or penetration strategy.

For a prosperous business in 2023, you must take the leap toward growth and start leveraging the right resources and talent. This should expand your business’s capacity to generate more revenue in one way or another.

3. Reduce Dependencies

One of the core principles of lean management is to eliminate waste by removing things that do not contribute to the value of end results or products. Companies using this methodology experience improvement in profits, focus, employee satisfaction, and so much more.

This year, you can start reducing dependencies in your workflow so your team can do their best at all times. With reduced dependencies, everyone can work faster and increase your company’s speed-to-market drastically.

Reducing task dependencies will help your team move things along faster. With more time working rather than waiting, you can expect better quality output, faster response times with leads, and even more closed deals with new and existing clients

4. Prioritize Quality

While delivering results in a timely manner is critical in business, quality is still key to longevity. In 2023, it’s imperative to have enough resources, be it time, space, or money, to deliver quality products or services at all times.

In email marketing, for example, while it may take a shorter time to draft and send a newsletter en masse, taking time to build contact lists and personalize communications is a better way to build relationships with your prospects.

5. Conduct End-of-project Reviews

Up your project management game this year by executing projects in phases, including a closing phase. Following a lifecycle can help your team work in a more organized manner and learn from each accomplishment.

As you approach the end of every project, follow a closing process that includes collating all involved documentation and conducting end-of-project reviews.

Conducting an analysis of each project by comparing plans vs actual results and debriefing your team can help you identify areas that can use some improvement. You may also see best practices you can incorporate into future projects.

Archive each project with your final notes, and finally, don’t forget to recognize the best players and celebrate as a team.

6. Introduce a (More) Positive Work Environment

As the global workforce continues to be plagued with issues like massive layoffs and quiet quitting, setting up a positive work environment can be a great resolution for your business.

As employees continue to discover and set their boundaries, making accommodations for future changes can help you hold on to the best players in your team.

Answering the huge demand for flexibility is a good starting point. Offer flexibility in scheduling, remote or hybrid work, or even additional time off.

Employees who can say they have a healthy work-life balance are willing to do a lot more for their employers. Try being more flexible with your employees and see what kind of culture this fosters in your business.

7. Leverage Tech to Streamline Work

Taking more inspiration from lean management practices, take some time this year to increase your team’s efficiency by eradicating processes that can be automated.

Automation can be used in both external and internal areas of your business. You can create signup forms that automatically designate which campaign each lead should receive. Repetitive tasks and dependencies will also benefit from streamlining with automation.

Leveraging automation tech will increase your team’s productivity and work-life balance by giving them back some time for rest or other pending tasks. Your customers will also be met with faster response times and your conversion campaigns can also expect more benefits.

8. Network Strategically

Nurturing and growing your network is another great investment you can make this year. Building relationships is key to succeeding in business, and that’s not only with your prospects.

The friends you make in business can be the same people who you’ll meet on your journey to the top. This means cultivating relationships with like-minded business owners will help you in multiple ways.

Join communities of small business owners and set a goal of connecting with one new person every month. Combine that with engaging with all your old contacts frequently, and you’re one step closer to being part of a community of successful entrepreneurs.

Turn these into a resource not only for education and relevant market updates but also for trade practices and connections. Find people who can help you better leverage your resources for growth.

9. Breathe

It’s 2023 and you’re still deep in work on weekends? It’s time to stop overworking yourself or you’ll end up with extreme burnout by June.

Inflation is already showing signs of cooling down, and that should be enough of a signal to schedule real breaks in 2023.

If you can’t make a habit of it yet, set a goal of getting some digital detox once a month. Or at least take an actual day off (and no - holidays don’t count!). If these are still big commitments against your work schedule, at the very least, make sure you’re not working on your breaks.

Should these all be impossible for you in the near future, consider hiring a virtual assistant to get tasks off your plate. For a negligible cost, you can have an additional team member who can help you with administrative tasks or even focus on specific marketing projects.

prosperous business tips 2023

Your 2023 Gameplan

Grounding everything back to reality, you also have to face the fact that the past few months may not have been the best for business. This doesn’t mean you should wallow in downsizing strategies or continue minimizing expenses.

This year, taking some time to breathe and rest your mind also means getting ready to focus on the plans that you have set in motion. The right mix of strategies and tools will also help you meet the business prosperity that you deserve in 2023.

Take some time this weekend to reflect on your plans for the quarter and see how you’ve progressed so far. Check out this article on Q1 planning and find tips that will help you achieve your goals on time.

Recent Posts

Unleash Your Business Growth: The 8 Must-Know Tripwire Marketing Secrets

5 Ways To Diversify Revenue Streams for Influencers

Want Value? Here’s How Much a Full-Time Virtual Assistant Costs in 2023

Ultimate Guide on How to Prepare for Tax Season in 2023

Let’s Get Started

Meet our Most Trusted

Partners & Clients

Rick’s photo

Rick Garza

Bright and Early Productions

I’ll rate Virtudesk 5/5. My experience with Virtudesk was fantastic. I like your follow-ups and consistency is very refreshing and it makes me feel very confident in hiring Virtudesk.

Misti’s photo

Misti Bruton

AVO Realty

We hired a VA because we needed help on recruiting for agents and I am very satisfied with my Virtual Assistant. The experience with Virtudesk is really good and I am really really happy.

John’s photo

John Rainville


One of the reasons why we hire a Virtual Assistant is because a VA can’t walk out my door and take my business. Second, the cost value and the third is, we just had a super well qualified hardworking admin – I am very satisfied with my VA. We are also constantly getting follow-ups to ensure that we are very satisfied.