End of Year Checklist and Budgeting for 2021


At the end of the year, it is important for businesses to set time aside to reflect and ensure a strong finish and a fresh start.


  • Review last year’s revenue goals: Reviewing your goals can let you know if any changes need to be made before the final holiday season stretch.

  • Run year-end financial reports: Gives you an opportunity to look at the bigger picture rather than the day-to-day details.

  • Update employee and payroll information.

  • Update vendor information and files.

  • Checking physical inventory: Important for tax purposes as well as evaluating which products do or don’t do well.

  • Back up of data: Conduct an end of year data back-up as well as regular back-ups.

  • Website check: Ensure your website is updated with any end of year sales/information.

  • Consider potential staffing needs: Reflect on the load and whether hiring new staff could be beneficial.

  • Business accomplishments:
    Noting down your business’ accomplishments can be motivating and increase morale.


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